The 7, 2 MW Qorlortorsuaq hydropower project is located in south western Greenland. The project harneses the outflow of water from a natural lake in the area by constructing a headrace tunnel into the bottom of the lake and raising the lake level by 7 m by a small dam. The headrace tunnel runs 220 m through a hill and is connected to a 280 m long steel penstock, feeding two horizontal axis Francis turbines, in a conventional powerhouse.

A short tailrace canal directs the turbine water to the sea. The harnessed head is approximately 125 m. The power is fed to the towns of Narsaq and Qaqortoq by approximately 70 km of 66kV transmission lines.

Services included:

  • The procurement of electromechanical equipment.
  • The supervision of equipment installation.
  • The commissioning and setting up of maintenance and operation programs.

The training of operators, and management of operation for the first 5 years. 

Project type
7.2 MW
Landsvirkjun Power Ltd.

Haaleitisbraut 68
103 Reykjavík • Iceland

Parent company: Landsvirkjun
SSN: 450307-2380

Tel. +354 515 8900
Fax +354 515 8905


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