Development and services

Making experience work

We have been developing, constructing and operating renewable power schemes since 1965. We offer international hydro and geothermal co-development and advisory partnership solutions based on our experience, with growing interest in wind power.

Area of Expertise include

  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal
  • Wind
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Power Transmission Systems


Sustainable Hydropower

Based on decades of experience in developing and operating hydropower schemes in Iceland and elsewhere we have developed a comprehensive work program covering all stages of the process, from preliminary desk studies to full operation.

Our experts and project managers have extensive experience in managing complex hydropower and transmission projects. They have been responsible for the comprehensive management of all new power stations and associated transmission systems that Landsvirkjun has constructed over the last decades.

They have worked with numerous Icelandic and international engineering consultants, civil contractors and manufacturers of electromechanical equipment and have extensive experience in power station refurbishment and upgrades. Landsvirkjun Power has successfully expanded international operations with a number of hydropower and geothermal projects in various countries.

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Conceptual studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Design and design reviews
  • International tendering and contracting
  • Construction management
  • Owner's engineering services
  • Refurbishment
  • Technical advice on hydropower projects to owners, financial institutions, power-intensive industries etc.
  • Specialized advice on design and construction
  • Risk assessment
  • Commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance


Energy from earth's core

Landsvirkjun owns and operates three geothermal power stations in Northern Iceland; a 3 MWe station that commenced operation in 1969 and a more recent 60 MWe station and a 90 MWe station commissioned in 2017-2018.

Our geothermal experts and project managers have extensive experience in managing geothermal power projects. Landsvirkjun is presently managing exploration and preparatory work for three geothermal power projects in North-East Iceland with a total capacity of up to 400 MWe.

Under the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), we are exploring the deep roots of geothermal systems in cooperation with other Icelandic power companies and international partners. The IDDP is a long-term project whose objective is to harness steam at great depths under supercritical conditions. The hydrothermal fluid at such depth is expected at a temperature of 400–600°C and pressure of 200-300 bar.

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Conceptual studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Field investigations
  • Drilling technology
  • Design and design reviews
  • Risk assessment
  • Owner's engineering services
  • Tendering and contracting
  • Contract management and supervision
  • Commissioning
  • Technical advice on geothermal projects to owners, financial institutions, power intensive industries etc.
  • Specialized advice on design of geothermal wells and design and construction of geothermal power stations
  • Operation and maintenance.

Operation and Maintenance

Systematic maintenance

Landsvirkjun has decades of experience in operations and maintenance of hydropower plants with units ranging from 2.5-115 MW. Landsvirkjun also has an extensive experience in operations and maintenance of geothermal power stations. During this time, the company has developed and implemented various systems to economize and streamline operations.

Landsvirkjun Power can offer operation and maintenance services based on the long term experience of the Landsvirkjun group and the systems developed. We can assist with solving of specific operational problems, equipment condition assessment and development of refurbishment schemes and refurbishment project management.

Such Services and Systems May Include

  • Maintenance system
  • Project management system
  • Equipment classification system
  • Risk management system
  • Safe switching procedures
  • Job hazard/control system for maintenance work orders
  • Generation planning
  • Assistance with commissioning
  • Teaching and training of operators
  • Development and implementation of various operation systems and procedures,
  • Development of classification
  • Assistance with operations for a short or an extended period

Power Transmission Systems

Transmit the power

The main power grid in Iceland was owned and operated by Landsvirkjun until Landsnet, the national grid operator, commenced operations in January 2005. Landsnet is 65% owned by Landsvirkjun.

Our staff managed site investigations and other preparatory work, design and construction of high-voltage transmission lines and switchgear stations for decades. Landsvirkjun Power has also worked on transmission projects in Greenland and Canada.

Such Services and Systems May Include

  • Conceptual studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Basic design
  • International tendering and contracting
  • Construction management and supervision of transmission systems