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Verkís Consulting engineers

Verkís Consulting engineers with world-class expertise in geothermal, hydropower and sustainable solutions

Verkis consulting engineers and its forerunners have, since 1932, contributed to the development of the Icelandic infrastructure by providing consultancy and engineering services in the fields of energy, industry, buildings, infrastructure, planning, health, safety and the environment.

The firm has gained international reputation in the field of hydropower and geothermal utilisation by exporting knowledge based on decades of experience and contributing to the successful development of various renewable energy projects worldwide.

When designing and advising its customers, Verkis places emphasis on sustainable solutions, e.g. energy saving, building materials selection, conservation of ecological value and minimisation of project impact during its lifecycle. Verkis contributes to the changes needed to bring sustainability to the planet and combat greenhouse gas emissions by emphasizing on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in its activities related to Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy and Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Values

Verkís’ value are: Integrity – Ambition – Initiative. The firm strives to provide first-class service and aims to be the premium choice for:

  • Customers, by providing solid consultation that meets their requirements in an efficient and practical manner.
  • Employees, by fostering a positive and encouraging work environment where employees thrive and can develop their
  • The community, by emphasising responsible work procedures, sustainability and innovation.

Core competencies

Verkís’ core competencies encompass:

  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydropower
  • District heating
  • Power transmission
  • Buildings
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Industry

Of the above, engagement in geothermal, hydropower and industry projects has been the major contributor to the services provided by the firm.

With more than 320 highly qualified employees, Verkís provides engineering and consultancy services in a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to the following:

  • Civil/structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Automation & Control, mechatronics
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ecology, biological sciences
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Health Safety Environment
  • Spatial planning and landscape design

Geothermal utilisation

Verkís’ involvement in the geothermal sector dates back to 1960, from which time geothermal consultancy has been a constant part of services provided. Not a single year has since passed without Verkís being involved in a major geothermal development project, a unique position that has allowed the company to acquire unprecedented knowledge and experience in the field of geothermal utilisation.

With regards to the nature of the services provided to the geothermal energy sector, Verkís has experienced specialists in all core competencies involved in the harnessing of geothermal energy. This includes all necessary consulting services on the various aspects related to the development of a geothermal power plant, a district heating system or direct utilisation for industry, large and small. Verkís’ experience and services cover the full project lifespan and development, from providing feasibility studies, detail design, tendering, testing and commissioning assistance, operational and maintenance consultancy, refurbishment studies, enlargement designs as well as technical due-diligence.

The longstanding experience in the field of geothermal energy ensures our clients access to a thorough understanding of the technology available, the benefits and disadvantages of proposed solutions, cost factors and cost figures for construction and operation, as well as the risks involved and the various mitigation measures available.