Icelandic Varmorka significantly expands geothermal plant order with Climeon
Icelandic developer Varmaorka has expanded its order of Climeon geothermal power generation unit from 100 to 197 units, increasing the initial value of the order from EUR 30 million ($34 million) to EUR 65 million ($77 million).
In a release today, Swedish Climeon announces having signed an agreement with Icelandic Varmaorka to expand the existing order to a value of about EUR 65 million ($76.6 million), from just over EUR 30 million ($35.4 million). This announcement comes a day before the kick off of the set up of the first units on site in Fludir, Iceland.
In August 2017, Climeon won an order on geothermal power plants from the Icelandic energy operator Varmaroka with a value of just over EUR 30 million. Now Varmaorka increases their order of 100 Heat Power modules to 197 modules with a total value of about EUR 65 million, excluding service costs and software licenses.
“The potential of geothermal energy on Iceland with Climeon’s technology is greater than we thought a year ago. During the year we have secured several new sites, and we therefore want to increase the speed of our rollout and secure delivery of modules to us”, says Ingvar Gardarsson, Chairman of the Board of Varmaorka.
The expansion of the order is made using a financing solution from Baseload Capital. An important prerequisite for financing has been that the Heat Power modules are standardized and provide predictable revenue flows.
“Climeon’s goal is to become the world’s number one climate solver by selling, producing and delivering Heat Power modules. The deal in Iceland shows that through small-scale distributed geothermal energy we can create large-scale electricity production for communities and countries”, says Thomas Öström, CEO of Climeon.
Varmaorka’s order increases to 197 Heat Power modules from the previously ordered 100. The modules will be placed in about 20 locations and will be delivered in groups of 2-15 units over a period of 36 months through June 2021. The first delivery consisted of four modules and was delivered to Flúdir on southern Iceland earlier in June this year. The production of three additional modules for the next site has begun during the summer for delivery in the fall.
Iceland has among the lowest electricity prices in the world, but locally produced electricity can be a key enabler for local communities to grow around the country. Climeon’s plants produce electricity from hot water locally and at a competitive price around the clock, all year round.