Burfell Wind Farm

Landsvirkjun is working on the development of a wind park of up to eighty wind turbines on the flatlands above Búrfell hydropower plant in Iceland. Mannvit was Landsvirkjun’s consultant for the environmental-impact assessment for the wind farm project, with a possible size of up to 200 MW. Mannvit did the EIA as well as environmental investigations and research, including noise impact, landscape analysis and visual impact assessment. Two options were presented for the placement of the wind turbines and the EIA for both options evaluated. Landsvirkjun decided to prepare a website for the EIA, the first of its kind in Iceland. Mannvit did the layout and design of the online digital EIA report. The web EIA report can be found here. 

Landsvirkjun currently operates two wind turbines at this location for research purposes. These turbines have some of the highest capacity factors in the world due to favorable conditions at the site. The capacity factor of the existing wind turbines is over 40% and initial estimations suggest the new wind park may have an average capacity factor of 50%.

Rolle

Environmental impact assessment, environmental investigations and research, including noise impact, landscape analysis and visual impact assessment. Layout and design of the online report.

 

58-80
# of turbines
149
Height
200 MW 
Possible size

"This is a new energy option which sits well with hydropower and supports the electrical energy system. Our objective and the objective of the Landsvirkjun is to conduct the assessment in a transparent way in order to promote open discussion and ensure that future decisions are taken on reliable grounds."

Rúnar Bjarnason

Project Manager