The extension works on the
hydropower station Burfell (100 MW) have begun last spring. The cavern
with an excavation volume of 35 000 m³, the two 100 m long shafts
(Raise Drill d = 6 m and d = 4.5 m) as well as various hydro tunnels
and access tunnels have already been excavated. The concreting
works in the cavern, the hydraulic steelwork and the outfitting work
have begun on schedule.
The finishing works on the new power
station are scheduled for spring 2018. By putting it into
operation, the new power station will be one of the main power
provider in Reykjavik.