The 95MW Budarhals hydroelectric project has been successfully commissioned in Iceland, Voith has announced.

Operated by national power company Landsvirkjun, the project features two Kaplan turbines and water filled runner hubs, as well as generators with latest state-of-the-art technology using brushless thyristor controlled exciters developed and supplied by Voith. As well as the main electrical equipment, the company also supplied the project’s powerhouse cranes and station control systems.

‚ÄúLandsvirkjun made an agreement with Voith to supply all machinery and electrical equipment for the Budarhals hydropower plant in April 2010", said Gudlaugur Thorarinsson, project manager at Landsvirkjun for Budarhals. "All of Voith’s work in this project has been diligently completed despite harsh winter weathers and ambitious time schedule. Landsvirkjun is very satisfied with the performance of Voith."

Budarhals hydropower plant is the first major infrastructure project built after the economic and financial crisis experienced in Iceland in 2008.

Photo: The construction site of Budarhals, Iceland. Copyright: Landsvirkjun