Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in the Faroe Islands & Greenland
Nuuk
Location: Greenland
Operator: Nukissiorfiit
Configuration: 22 MW diesel power plant
Operation: 1969-1975
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: various
Quick facts: Greenland is served by a few hydro plants and dozens of diesel engines at the towns and settlements up and down both coasts.

Photograph courtesy of Nukissiorfiit
Posted 6 Aug 2003

Strond
Location: Faroe Islands
Operator: Elektricitetsselskabet SEV
Configuration: 1 X 500 kW, 1 X 2.3 MW, 1 X 3.6 MW
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1950-1982
E/G supplier: Mirrlees, MAK, Brush, Thrige
Quick facts: The Strond site was first developed in 1931 for a minihydro plant. It is located in a small village on Haraldssund.

Photograph courtesy of Elektricitetsselskabet SEV
Posted 17 Sep 2008

Sundsverki­
Location: Faroe Islands
Operator: Elektricitetsselskabet SEV
Configuration: 1 X 5.7 MW, 2 X 8.1 MW, 2 X 12.4 MW
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1978-2003
E/G supplier: Mirrlees, MAK, MAN B&W, AVK, Brush, Jeumont-Schneider
Quick facts: This is the largest power plant in the Faroes and accounts for nearly half of SEV's installed capacity. Annual fuel burn is around 25,000t of heavy oil.

Photograph courtesy of Elektricitetsselskabet SEV
Posted 17 Sep 2008

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Jan-2016

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