President of Slovenia Danilo Türk and Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant in the vicinity of Reykjavík during the Slovenian president’s official visit to Iceland this week.
President of Slovenia Danilo Türk signs the Hellisheidi Power Plant’s guestbook.
Three ministers of the Slovenian government accompanied President Türk on his visit along with a large business delegation. At the occasion, an Icelandic engineering firm, Mannvit, signed a contract for geothermal research in Slovenia.
President Türk (third from the left) and President Grímsson (fourth from the left) take a seat in the main hall along with other visitors.
Most official guests to Iceland ask to be given a tour of the modern facilities of the Hellisheidi Power Plant, which is the newest and largest power plant of its kind, capable of generating 300MW of electricity and 400 MW of thermal heat, as described in a press release.
The presidents enjoy the view from the power plant’s platform. Photos courtesy of the Hellisheidi Power Plant.
A geothermal energy exhibition recently opened at the Hellisheidi Power Plant, open to visitors every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
On Wednesday Iceland’s Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson and Slovenian Minister of the Economy Darja Radic signed a double taxation agreement between the two countries and on cooperation on energy issues.
In the evening, Slovenian officials attended the opening concert at Harpa, the new concert and conference center in Reykjavík, along with their Icelandic counterparts.