The Hrauneyjafoss Hydroelectric Project in Iceland

by Kenneth R. Leonardson, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,
Johann Mar Mariusson, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


The Hrauneyjafoss Hydroelectric Project located in south central Iceland about 100 miles east of Reykjavik was constructed during 1978 to 1982. A maximum gross head of 295 feet is developed at the site by three generating units with a total installed capacity of 210 MW. The project is owned and operated by Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland. Engineering planning and design of the project was performed by the Associated Firms of Harza Engineering Company International and VST Consulting Engineers of Reykjavik, Iceland. This paper discusses features of the project design and construction, including geology, hydraulic structures, contracts, and others.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Power plants | Hydro power | Engineering firms | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic structures | Geology | Contracts | Iceland | Europe

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