KARAHNJUKAR Hydroelectric Project 690 MW

Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in Fljótsdalshérað municipality in eastern Iceland designed to produce electricity for the Alcoa's Fjardaál aluminum smelter.

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Project: KARAHNJUKAR Hydroelectric Project
Company: ATB Riva Calzoni
Location: Iceland
Category: Hydropower Project
Period: 2005-2007

With an installed capacity of 690 MW, the plant is the largest hydropower plant in Iceland.

The project, named after the nearby Mount Kárahnjúkur, involves damming of the Jökulsá á Dal River and Jökulsá í Fljótsdal River with five dams, creating three reservoirs. The hydropower project was completed in 2009.

List of main equipment:

  • 1 bottom outlet steel lining
  • 2 bottom outlet gates
  • 2 power intake gates
  • Stoplogs, Trashracks and Cranes