Active Power Station, Iceland

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Bax__

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Folks,

This is my firstpost and didn't know whether to put this here or in Live Sites I thought this may be more appropriate as we were shown into the place, I didn't infiltrate it!

Anyway, I was in Iceland last week visiting a company that is involved with planning the drilling of Geothermal wells to produce Steam and Hot Water to drive turbines in the Power Stations of Iceland to produce power for the general public and also the increasing number of Aluminium Smelters.. As part of the tour to the rig site they showed us around this active power station...

Main Building..

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Another building on site...

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One of the Turbines...

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Some of the other equipment...

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This is the control room although under normal circumstances it is controlled from a central location in Reykjavik..

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Workshop in the power station..

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This is an abandoned factory that used to procude low sodium salt unfortunately we did not get time to stop here I was shocked to see it was completely open!...

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Drilling rig used to drill the geothermal wells...

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Andy
 
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Some nice pics there mate, sounds like a nice green way to get your electricity
 

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Yeh it certainly is, something like 75% of Icelands energy is "green" so they negotiated higher CO2 Emmisions as part of the Kyoto agreement or something like that. That's why they are now attracting all these Smelters etc excess Emmisions and cheap electricity.
 

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Yeh it certainly is, something like 75% of Icelands energy is "green" so they negotiated higher CO2 Emmisions as part of the Kyoto agreement or something like that. That's why they are now attracting all these Smelters etc excess Emmisions and cheap electricity.

One of the many reasons why current emissions targets are a joke.

Carbon Trading is a flawed system.
 

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I don't know enough about it to argue one way or the other but it does sound dodgy! I'm not really a political person so i'll leave it to the big boys...I just sell the stuff that goes into the holes they drill.
 

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It's immaculate! The cleanroom conditions and shiny machinery look great – I've had a hankering to see a geothermal power station since my cousin told me about one in New Zealand. Do you know who made the turbines?
 

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wow, thats CLEAN!!!
and as you say under normal conditions these sites would probably just be left to fend for themselves being controlled from elsewhere, with a caretaker just going to check its not on fire every few days or so :lol:

yes, iceland for the most part is a vast vast volcanic wasteland! however I love it to bits :)
 

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It's immaculate! The cleanroom conditions and shiny machinery look great – I've had a hankering to see a geothermal power station since my cousin told me about one in New Zealand. Do you know who made the turbines?

Wolfism,

Good to see you've found another home too! They are made in Japan, we weren't who by but I'm sure it will be Mitsubishi Heavy Industries or someone like that.

By the way every Geothermal power station in Iceland has a visitor centre or so we were told, funnily we never got into it!! But I believe it's a room with a display of the history of geothermal power and how the place works with a window out to the main hall. Visitors don't get into the main hall like we did.
 

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Oooooh - its all nice and sparkly:)
good report - shame you didnt get into the old abandoned place

Thanks!

Yeh my customer was driving me about, I didn't think it was appropriate for me to get him to sit in a jeep for a few hours whilst I clambered about an abandoned factory! I'm sure that wouldn't have impressed him!

Andy
 

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It looks too clean! Its spotless, not used to seeing clean turbines and pipes;)

It is a bit odd, something makes me nervous about this place.... I think I'm having withdrawal symtoms:sick:
 

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