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21.11.2017 : Þeistareykjavirkjun - Official startup of Landsvirkjun's new geothermal power plant

Þeistareykjavirkjun - EFLA

The official startup of the first unit of the 2x45 MW power plant was on November 17th while the second unit is scheduled to go online in April 2018. 

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13.11.2017 : Construction of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at Ullevaal

Ullevaal stadion

EFLA have carried out the tender design of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at the Ullevaal National Stadium in Oslo. Construction works on site began in the first week of November.

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5.10.2017 : Motorway junction in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Mislæg gatnamót Reykjanesbraut og Krísuvíkurvegur - eftir 2

Construction work on a motorway junction between Reykjanesbraut and Krýsuvíkurvegur is in full swing at present. The construction of the motorway junction is a part of the doubling of the lanes of Reykjanesbraut on the section of the road between Kaldárselsvegur and Krýsuvíkurvegur.

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4.10.2017 : New major vessel port in Nuuk creates numerous opportunities

Stórskipahöfn í Nuuk

The first major vessel port in Greenland was opened for business in Nuuk this summer. The port is a milestone in the economy of Greenland, which has been at a disadvantage due to lack of space and, as a result, has had limited business opportunities. The new port opens the means of ways to strengthen the economic and employment options of Greenlanders.

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29.4.2017 : Exciting opportunity in the aviation industry

Aero Design Global (ADG) is a collaborative project involving highly experienced people from the aeronautics industry and EFLA Consulting Engineers. The plan is to combine the specialised knowledge of these parties as regards services to aircraft owners and airline operators in Iceland and overseas. 

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17.2.2017 : Protein powder processed from leftover whey

Rauð handföng

For the last few months, EFLA Consulting Engineers has been working on an greenfield project with Heilsuprótein ehf. in Skagfjordur, Iceland. The scope of the project is a new plant in Sauðárkrókur that enables production of protein powder from whey, a by-product of cheese making in Sauðárkrókur and Akureyri.

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12.1.2017 : EFLA wins a design competition in Norway

Stráið háspennumastur í Osló

The Norwegian transmission system operator, Statnett, recently held a competition for new tower types for a 420 kV transmission line that crosses densely populated areas in Oslo and nearby communities. The new power line will replace an older 300 kV line and will be seen by a large number of people every day, thus making it important to blend well in with its environment.

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17.11.2016 : UN Global Compact Commitment

Samfélagssjóður EFLU

EFLA emphasis highly on environmental and social responsibility in every aspect of its operation and continually strives to do so. EFLA emphasizes on being in the lead with new environmental friendly solutions in its consultation.

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24.10.2016 : Footbridges and Paths for the Norwegian Roads Administration

Ullevaal stadion

EFLA has established itself in Norway in recent years and has been involved in numerous interesting projects. Among the projects for which EFLA has been responsible is the design of footbridges and pedestrian and cycling paths for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

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11.10.2016 : EFLA at the Arctic Circle 2016

EFLA in the arctic ráðstefna

EFLA organized a breakout session at the 2016 Arctic Circle: Sensitive Northern Destinations: Tourism Management and Tourist Dispersion.  In this breakout session, various aspects of these issues were discussed, case studies presented and possible options reviewed, with expert solution case studies from the US and Iceland.

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5.10.2016 : Traffic management system in tunnels in Faroe Islands

Tunnelen

EFLA recently designed a new traffic management system in the Árnafjarðargöng tunnel (1.680 m/5.512 feet) and Hvannasundsgöng tunnel (2.120 m/6.955 feet) in Faroe Islands, but the two tunnels are almost joined to each other. The tunnels are in the island Borðey and connects Klaksvík to Árnafjörður and the two towns in the north, Hvannasund and Norðdepil. The tunnels are single-laned and are one of the first tunnels that were constructed in Faroe Islands in the sixties.

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19.9.2016 : EFLA wins two Darc Awards

Darc Awards vinner lysedesign

EFLA Consulting engineers was awarded first prize in the prestigeous international lighting design competition, the Darc Awards 2016. EFLA submitted the lighting design concept of the Langjökull glacier tunnel, „Into the glacier". 

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6.9.2016 : Risk management and safety signs at Reynisfjara

Skilti við Reynisfjöru

EFLA Engineers are specialists in risk management systems, risk assessments and safety plans for many tourist attractions and tour operators.

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30.8.2016 : EFLA's proposal in The Nordic Built Cities Challenge

Kársnes

The Nordic Built Cities Challenge is an open, multidisciplinary competition to develop solutions for Nordic urban challenges. It was launched in early 2015 and carried on until 2016. The overall aim of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is to visualize and export innovative Nordic solutions for smart, liveable and sustainable cities.

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5.8.2016 : New Silicon Metal Plant at Bakki

Silisiumfabrikken pa Bakki

The new Silicon Metal Production Plant at Bakki, near Húsavík in Northeast Iceland, is currently under construction. The plant will be operated by PCC Bakki Silicon and will be one of the world's most advanced and environmentally compatible silicon metal production plants.

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14.7.2016 : EFLA shortlisted for the Darc Awards 2016

Langjökull, into the glacier

A lighting design project by EFLA Consulting Engineers has been shortlisted for the 2016 Darc Awards. The project was the lighting design in the Langjökull ice cave tunnel. A few hundred international lighting design projects entered the The Darc Awards this year and EFLA's project was one of the 88 finalists.
We are very proud of this achievement and look forward to the vote´s final result that will be presented on September 15th 2016.

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11.7.2016 : Icelandic Visitors Centre receives BREEAM certification

Snaefellsstofa - BREEAM

Icelandic Visitors Centre, Snæfellsstofa in Vatnajökull national park, is the first new construction in Iceland to receive both BREEAM sustainability certificate for design and post construction stage.

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21.6.2016 : The Icelandic Lighting Award to EFLA

Lýsingarhönnun brúar í Kópavogi

EFLA Engineering received the Icelandic Lighting Award 2015 for the lighting design of Fífuhvammsvegur bridge at in Kópavogur. The bridge connects the shopping mall, Smáralind, with commercial- and office tower at Smáratorg. The bridge was designed by Arkís architects who were also involved in the lighting design.

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