Leading in the production of renewable energy for 45 years
Innovation and creative thinking have always been at the core of the company's operations, and they continue to be at the heart of the Resource Park, where we emphasize the use of all resource streams.
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Deepest geothermal well
Total depth of geothermal wells
Number of geothermal wells
Svartsengi commenced electricity production in 1976 using geothermal energy. It was Iceland’s first power plant to join together electricity production and energy production for the heating of houses.
Reykjanes Power Plant
Reykjanes Power Plant began generating electricity for the national grid in May 2006. The plant currently has an installed capacity of 100 MW.
Brú Power Plant
The power plant has had a positive impact on the community of Bláskógabygg, as it has improved the security of electricity supply in neighbouring areas.
HS Orka is Iceland's third largest and only privately owned energy company. The company, which has been producing renewable energy for over 40 years, owns and operates two geothermal plants, one in Svartsengi and the other in Reykjanes.
HS Orka Projects
Renewal of machinery results in increased performance in Svartsengi with minimal impact on the environment.
Improved utilization of geothermal resources, with the installation of low-pressure machines, to increase the efficiency ratio of the fluid collected in the geothermal system with minimal impact on the environment.
Possible future area of electricity production and increased production of hot water for the southwestern part of the country.
Possible increase in volatile power in the electricity system and greatly increased energy security in the Westfjords.
HS Orka Sustainability Report 2021
HS Orka has for the first time issued a sustainability report on the company‘s performance regarding environmental, social and governance issues for 2021. The report is in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative, GRI standards. The report reflects HS Orka's knowledge of the company's impact for 2021.
Letter of Intent signed to investigate the feasibility of producing synthetic fertiliser domestically
HS Orka, Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga and Fóðurblandan will conduct a feasibility study for a plant, located in Iceland, to produce fertiliser. The parties have signed a Letter of Intent to that effect.
Plans to invest ISK 15 billion in methanol production in Reykjanes
Hydrogen Ventures Limited (H2V), an international energy company, plans to produce a large amount of hydrogen in Iceland, which will be used to make methanol. Although the methanol production will be completely environmentally friendly, HVL's plant will be located in the Reykjanes Resource Park, near one of HS Orka's two power plants.
New onshore fish farming in the Resource Park
The following press release on the matter was sent out from Samherji on Tuesday 15 June.