Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Station

Jökulsá rivers, Iceland
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The Kárahnjukar Hydroelectric Project is located in eastern Iceland on the Jökulsá rivers. The water is dammed to form the Hálslón Reservoir (2,100 Mm3) and then conveyed by a 40 km long headrace tunnel to the Teigsbjarg escarpment, where it is fed via two 4.04 m diameter steel lined vertical pressure shafts, 420 m high, to the underground powerhouse.

Client Landsvirkjun, Reykjavik
Location Jökulsá rivers, Iceland
Period 2003-2008
Capacity 690 MW (6 x 115 MW)

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