Projects

Headline list

manatun

Apartments and parking garage, Mánatún, Iceland

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of Mánatún 3-17, apartment buildings and parking garage in Reykjavík.

Rogaland

Assessment of traffic noise, Norway

EFLA made assessments on traffic noise in various areas of Rogaland state in Norway on behalf of Statens Vegvesen which is the Norwegian Road Administration.

raforka, kerfisáætlun

Availability in the national electricity system

Every three years, Landsnet, Iceland's national electricity transmission system operator, publishes a report on the availability in each delivery point in the system.
Lífrænar hreinsistöðvar í Borgarfirði

Biological sewage treatment plants

Sewage systems, test

Veitur operates a number of sewage systems in the Borgarfjörður region of southwest Iceland serving, among other places, the communities of Bifröst, Hvanneyri, Reykholt and Varmaland.

bolungarvik

Bolungarvík road tunnel, Iceland

Linking the towns of Bolungarvík and Ísafjörður in Iceland's West Fjords, the road around the Óshlíð mountain side opened in 1950. Although primitive by today's standards, the road was considered a major project at the time. From the beginning, the road was exposed to avalanches and rock falls. Despite several improvements and mitigations through the decades, in 2008 a decision was made to construct a tunnel to bypass this dangerous road.

Úlfarsábrú

Bridge across the Úlfarsá river

EFLA, in collaboration with Studio Granda architects, have designed a bridge on the newly constructed road Fellsvegur crossing the Úlfarsá river in a suburb of Reykjavík. The bridge is 46 meters long over three spans, made of concrete. The bridge deck is post-tensioned. 

Ölfusárbrú

Bridge across Ölfusá river - preliminary design

EFLA is currently working on the preliminary design of a new bridge crossing the Ölfusá river, just north of the town of Selfoss in the south of Iceland. The bridge will be a cable stayed bridge, the first of its kind in Iceland. The two main spans of the bridge will be 145 and 155 meters long, the longest bridge spans in Iceland to date. 

Mjóifjörður brú

Bridge, Mjóifjörður, Iceland

Opened in September 2009, the Mjóifjörður bridge represented the final phase of improvements to the Djúpvegur route in Iceland's Westfjords, along with another EFLA project, the 25 km road traversing the Arnkötludalur valley.

hilton hotel

Building management system, Nordica hotel

EFLA was responsible for the design of all electrical systems, lighting design and the design and commisioning of the building management system when the hotel was extended and a new conference centre added.

reykjavik

Bus lane by Rauðagerði, Reykjavík

EFLA designed a priority bus lane on Miklabraut highway, as well as walking and cycling path, with vegetated noise barrier between the road and the path. 

Búðarhálsvirkjun

Búðarháls hydropower plant (HPP)

The project constituted project planning, tender and detail design of the Búðarháls HPP Civil Works in addition to diverse consultancy related to the project over its existence. 

bugl

Children's psychiatric centre

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of a facility for children and teenagers with psychiatric problems. 


The building's upper floors include offices and the reception, whereas the ground floor has wards and a cafeteria. A footbridge connects the building to an existing older building and overlooks a small pond. 

Þeistareykjarvirkjun

Control and telecommunication systems, Iceland

Þeistareykir, Þeistareykjavirkjun, Geothermal, Power plant, Control system

EFLA programmes, tests and commissions Þeistareykir geothermal power plant's control system as well as designing the power houses wireless telecommunication systems.

Norðurál Grundartangi

Crane installation, Nordic aluminium smelter, Iceland

EFLA was commissioned by the partner to provide a complete range of electrical engineering drawings and programming for PLC, HMI and SCADA systems for new tapping cranes being installed at the client's smelter plant in southwest Iceland.
Stífla Kárahnjúkavirkjunar

Design of all concrete structures, Kárahnjúkar Dam

The main objective of this project was to detail design all concrete structures of the Kárahnjúkar Dam and issue associated construction drawings. The dam is by far the largest hydroelectric power in Iceland.

Urriðaholt

Design of new sustainable community, Iceland

Garðabær, Urriðaholt, Conurbation, BREEAM

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of key design services in the construction of a new residential neighbourhood at Urriðaholt in Garðabær, one of the towns in the Reykjavík conurbation. 


Set in a picturesque natural setting, the development is combined with 1625 residential units, from small apartments to big villas, as well as buildings used for cultural, commercial and service activities.
bjugn

Design of road sections in Bjugn, Norway

On road Fv710 in Bjugn municipality north of Trondheim, EFLA designed three road sections. The work involved the design of new walking and cycling routes along existing roads as well as upgrading current roads. Along with the road design, drainage systems, street lights, road signs and markings were redesigned and tender documents made. 

Design of drainage system

Design of surface water drainage systems, Norway

EFLA designed a surface water drainage system of the Solasplitten highway in Norway, so that all surface water falling on the road is channelled into sediment ponds before being released into the municipal water system. 

Rafmagn í Reykjavík

Development of energy cost and revenue cap 2005-2015

EFLA prepared a report, where information is gathered on the development of total gain of electricity supply to an electrically heated home that uses 30,000 kWh / year and 85% of the energy goes to heating. 


Furthermore information on taxes and subsidies are compiled. The development of cost is shown since the Electricity Act came into force in 2005 and until 2017. 

Rafmagn í Hafnarfirði

Electricity forecasts

The Energy Forecast Committee is a cooperation of several major companies, institutions and organizations in Iceland's energy industry, as well as Statistics Iceland and the National Registry. 


The electricity group of the forecast committee works on electricity forecasts that are issued every five years and recalculated annually based on new data on energy use and societal development.

ellingsen

Ellingsen headquarters

Ellingsen is an Icelandic retail company that specializes in traveling, outdoor activities and hunting products. The company was founded in 1916 in Reykjavík and has been a cornerstone in Icelandic retail history ever since. In 2006, Ellingsen built new headquarters at Fiskislóð 1 in Reykjavík. 


EFLA designed various systems for the building, including the sanitary-, heating-, drainage-, cooling-, ventilation-, snow melting-, and pressurized air systems. 

Eskja fiskverksmiðja

Eskja pelagic freezing plant

Eskja hf. launched a new high-tech pelagic freezing plant at Eskifjörður in Iceland. The plant is 7000 m2 in size and all production processes are automated. Graphic analysis of the catch with touchless freezers ensures maximum product quality.


EFLA was responsible for the building design of Eskja new freezing plant, including the main/structural diagrams for the pelagic freezing plant. 

Ljósleiðari á Eskifirði í Fjarðabyggð

Fibre optic systems, rural area, Iceland

The project was the design of and consulting on fibre optic systems in a rural area of Fjarðabyggð in East Iceland.

Fitjalína jarðstrengslagnir

Fitjalína 2 – 132 kV underground cable

The project consisted of the preparation and design of a 132-kV underground cable between Fitjar and Helguvík in the Reykjanes peninsula to connect a new substation providing power to a silicon production plant (United Silicon). 

Flóðareikningar í Sorfold

Flood estimations - Norway

Sørfold, Waterway, Cross sectional, Erosion assessment

EFLA did a flood and waterline report with calculations in 16 waterways in North-Norway. The report included cross-sectional measurements and erosion assessment.

Nygardstangen

Footbridge at Nygaardstangen, Norway

Tender design, Foot and cycle path, Bridge, Bergen

EFLA has carried out the tender design of a new steel bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at Nygaardstangen by Store Lungegårdsvann bay in Bergen, Norway. 


Tender design of foot- and cycle paths, drainage system and lighting was also a part of the project, as well as the geotechnical design of an underwater landfill.

Ullevaal stadion

Footbridge at Ullevaal stadium, Norway

EFLA, in collaboration with Brownlie Ernst and Marks Architects, has carried out the tender design of a new foot- and cycling bridge at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.


The project also involves the design of a new layout of footways and roads, drainage and lighting systems, a landscaping scheme, new configuration of electrical and communications cabling in the area, geotechnical design, environmental studies and the auditing of existing nearby buildings. 

Gang og sykelveg Ryng 3 -

Footbridges and foot- and cycleways, Norway

Tender design of a system of foot- and cycleways, bus lanes, bridges, drainage systems for surface water, cabling and electrics, lighting, landscaping, geotechnics and environmental engineering. 

Jarðboranir Hverahlíð

Geothermal power plant, 90 MWe, Iceland

EFLA Consulting Engineers was retained by Norðurál Helguvík ehf. and Reykjavík Energy to pre-design a 90 MWe Geothermal Power plant at Hverahlíð in the south of Iceland. Three geothermal wells where drilled and confirmed steam to support 45MWe. 


The deliverable was a feasibility report and a detailed project plan for the development of few power plant configurations showing Capex, investment, Opex and reinvestment for reflecting the electrical price needed for the Geothermal Power Plant. 

Hafnarfjörður

Hafnarfjörður harbour - noise mapping and measurements

EFLA measured and mapped the noise from Hafnarfjörður's harbour activity, because of a new nearby residential area. 

Landsbankinn lysedesign

High class LED with traditional functions - Landsbankinn

Creativity played an important role when Landsbankinn's branch in Reykjanesbær needed new lighting. EFLAS's work during the period of August 2012 to April 2013, resulted in a mixed solution of the latest LED fittings combined with traditional recessed solutions. 

Keiseras vegur

Highway and bridge design, Norway

Design of a 16.5 km long strip of a new road (Fv715) from Keiserås to Olsøy in Trøndelag in Norway. The road is part of the toll route network "Fosenvegene". 

Hringbraut

Hringbraut footbridges, Reykjavík

Foot path, Cycle path, Bridge, Bridges

EFLA and Studio Granda architects won a competition staged by the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Road Administration, for the design of three pedestrian bridges as part of a major overhaul of the city's traffic system. The project also included the design of foot- and cycle paths. 

Hljóðhönnun á Höfðatorgi

Höfðatorg multi-storey office building

EFLA Consulting Engineers oversaw the acoustical design of Höfðatorg. Fire safety and fire system design straties for the car park and risk analysis and fire design.

Háspennulína

Landsnet's transmission system operator's System Plan

Each year, Iceland's transmission system operator's Landsnet publishes Kerfisáætlun (System Plan). The plan includes studies of the transmission system, and a project plan for the next years, plus some future scenarios of the evolution of the transmission system.


EFLA has been a major consultant in this project each year, and has made many of the system studies that the System Plan is based on. 
Langjökull, into the glacier

Langjökull Ice Cave

Ice cave tunnel, Into the glacier, Glacier, Darc Awards

The aim of the project was to develop the concept of a tunnel for tourists into the Icelandic glacier Langjökull, undertake all preparation and design, and manage the projects. Due to the nature of the project, great emphasis was placed on environmental and security issues. 


The product of the project is an impressive tourist attraction, which has become very popular and received various awards, e.g. EFLA received the prestigious Darc Awards award for the tunnel's lighting design.

lagafell

Lágafell sports centre

Nýsir-Estate Investments oversaw the building of the Mosfellsbær Sports Centre, and hired EFLA as a subcontractor. The sports centre consists of a sports hall (33m x 18m), an indoor swimming pool (17m x 10m), an outdoor swimming pool (25m x 12.5m), hot tubs, water slides, locker rooms and shower facilities, a gym and reception area. The total floor area is around 4,000 m2
LCA hydro

LCA of electricity from hydropower in Iceland

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was performed for hydroelectric generation from three different hydropower plants in Iceland operated by Landsvirkjun. 


The assessment was carried out in compliance with international standards ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, identifying different phases or components of the life cycle carrying the heaviest environmental burdens.

Orkuframleiðsla

LCA of electricity from wind turbines, Iceland

EFLA performed a life cycle assessment of electricity generation in two research wind turbines (2 x 900 kW), situated at Hafið by Búrfell in Iceland. 


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used to assess the environmental impact of a product, process or service from cradle to grave. The standardized method can be used to compare environmental impacts of similar products and services.

LCA electricty

LCA of electricity transmission in Iceland

A life cycle assessment (LCA) was carried out on electricity transmission via overhead lines (OHL) and underground cables (UGC) in the Icelandic transmission system. 


The project aim was to assess the total environmental impacts of the country‘s electricity transmission system from a life cycle perspective.

Lýsingartækni í Noregi

Lighting design, transportation, Norway

The project included roads, underpasses, bridges and walkways lighting design, as well as effect lighting in roundabouts and underpasses.

Brú yfir Markarfljót

Markarfljót footbridge into the Þórsmörk nature reserve

EFLA, in collaboration with Studio Granda architects, have carried out the design of a footbridge across the Markarfljót river into the Þórsmörk nature reserve in the south of Iceland. The surroundings at the bridge site are mostly untouched by man. 


It has therefore presented a challenge to the project team to provide a design that integrates the bridge with the environment. Strong winds in the area were another key criterion in the design process. 

Nursery home - Egilsstaðir

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of Dyngja, a 40-resident nursery home in Egilsstaðir. 

Raufarhólshellir

Raufarhólshellir – development of the lava tunnel

The project included design and assistance with development of the Raufarhólshellir cave and surrounding area for tourism. The parking lot was expanded, a service building was built together with all necessary facilities, and trails, pelts and lighting designed inside the cave. 

Hafnarfjörður

Safe ways to schools and pedestrians crossings, Hafnarfjörður

Located at the southern end of the capital area, Hafnarfjörður municipality has a population of 25,000 and is home to eight primary schools. 


EFLA was commissioned to conduct a survey of safe ways to schools in the municipality and pedestrians crossings, and draft proposals for improvements. 

Segregated foot- and cycle path, Reykjavík

EFLA was commissioned to conduct a preliminary design of an upgrade of a footpath to a segregated foot- and cycle path in Reykjavík municipality.


The path runs over 8 km from the west part of Reykjavík to the east part, following the coast for much of its route. 
sense

SENSE - Harmonised enviromental sustainability in the European food and drink chain

A system for environmental impact assessment of food and drink products.


The project's goal was to design a harmonized system for environmental impact assessment of food and drink products, providing reliable information for consumers and stakeholders.

Sigurrós Stúdíó

Sigur Rós's rehearsal space

EFLA participated in the design of a new studio for the band Sigur Rós, where specialists from EFLA's acoustics department implemented a universal design of the room acoustics.
PCC Bakki

Silicon metal plant - PCC Bakki

In 2015 PCC started construction for a silicon metal plant in Bakki located the municipality of Norðurþing in the northern part of Iceland. Operation is planned to commence in 2018. SMS Group and M+W Germany are responsible for the construction.


EFLA designed the buildings in Bakki, supplies a design and building manager and is part of the site management team.

Skriðuklaustur visitor centre

Located in southeast Iceland's 12,000 km² Vatnajökull National Park, the Skriðuklaustur visitor centre serves both as a display and conference centre. Vatnajökull National Park occupies about 12% of Iceland's total landmass and is Europe's largest national park.


EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of a critical range of systems used in the visitor centre's structure. 

Sound measurements and noise mapping - Elkem

At the request of Elkem Iceland, EFLA Consulting Engineers prepared a noise map and estimated the sound propagation within the company's lot. 

Þeistareykjarvirkjun

Sound propagation from geothermal drilling

Noise map and sound propagation from drilling sites.


The objective was to prepare a noise map and estimate the sound propagation from drilling sites. 
Hávaðamæling í Reykjavík

Strategic noise mapping

Strategic noise mapping was carried out for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration and various municipalities, with noise calculations for road traffic noise on the grounds of regulations.


Industrial noise was also assessed.

Viðbygging Fjölbrautaskólans í Breiðholti

Structural design, college

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of services relating to the design of a 1.950 m2 annex to Breiðholt College in Iceland, including 12 class rooms as well as the school's canteen. 


The building is on three levels. A connecting walkway on three levels connects the building extension to the existing school building.
Klafastaðir

Substation Klafastaðir

The substation is a Static Var Compensator (SVC) installation, meant to regulate voltage fluctuation and increase the power quality of the 220 kV transmission system at the site. This is done with reactors and capacitors controlled with power electronics (thyristors) operating in the range of -100/150 MVAr. The SVC installation is the first part of a 400/220 kV substation scheduled to be built in the future. 

Síldarvinnslan

SVN fish processing plant

Síldarvinnslan hf. (SVN) is a fish processing plant located in the East of Iceland, that mostly produces fish for human consumption.


EFLA has for many years provided SVN with a total service in the field of electrical design for power distribution and industrial control, such as power distribution design for medium and low voltage systems and control and SCADA systems for automation. 

Norðurál

Systems upgrade, Norðurál, Iceland

SCADA systems upgrade and replacement for Norðurál primary aluminium smelter.


Upgrade of old SCADA systems at the Norðurál primary aluminium smelter and replacement of old SCADA software to increase safety and reliability.

Lysebruen Kópavogur 5

The light bridge in Kópavogur

The bridge in Fífuhvammsvegur connects Iceland's largest shopping mall, Smáralind, with the commercial and office tower at Smáratorg plaza. The area is densely populated and this zone is one of Iceland's busiest.


The lighting design's main objective was to enrich the bridge and its surroundings with appealing warmth and decoration lighting. Therefore, the design is programmable and colour and intensity can be adapted for different intention. 

Stráið háspennumastur í Osló

Tower design competition, Norway

Statnett in Norway hosted a design competition for a new 420 kV transmission line tower type that would blend well into a densely populated urban district in Olso. 


EFLA submitted three proposals for new high-voltage power pylons and won the top two places, the STRAW and the SENTINEL.

Umferðargreining með dróna í Borgarnesi

Traffic monitoring with a drone, Iceland

EFLA was asked to perform traffic counting and analysis for the intersection of Vesturlandsvegur and Borgarbaut in Borgarnes. EFLA used a drone to perform this study.

Balsfjord

Transmission lines, 420 kV, Norway

Statnett, Norway's electrical transmission company, is building a 160 km 420 kV OHTL from Ofoten to Balsfjord in Troms county.


The line crosses seven counties and has the objective to improve the security of supply in northern Norway, promote industrial growth and increase value creation. In an addition to be a premise for future production of renewable energy in the area. 
Færeyjar

Tunnels in the Faroe Islands

The project included the design, programming and commissioning of traffic control system for large vehicles in single lane tunnels.

Undirgöng í Hafnarfirði

Underpass under the Reykjanesbraut Highway

As a part of a larger project to widen and alter the Reykjanesbraut Highway through Hafnarfjörður town, EFLA, in collaboration with Studio Granda architects, carried out the design of an underpass under the highway. 


The underpass is located at Suðurholt in Hafnarfjörður and improves the pedestrian links between the town's neighbourhoods on both sides of the highway. 

Jarðgöngin í Tromso

Undersea tunnels in Norway

The project included renewal of electrical equipment, lighting, telecommunications equipment, traffic controls and more in undersea tunnels.

Verne global gagnaver

Verne Global data centre

EFLA Consulting Engineers participated in the construction of a data centre expansion for Verne Global, the leading colocation operator in Iceland, where EFLA's scope was a turnkey package for the mechanical control systems.

Spenningsoppgradering fra 300 til 420 kv

Voltage upgrade for Statnett, Norway

Statnett has been performing voltage upgrade on the existing 300 kV overhead transmission lines (OHTL) with duplex line configuration. In addition to the voltage upgrade, the OHTL's thermal capacity was upgraded. 


EFLA has worked with Statnett since 2009 on all phases of these projects, first with the preparation and planning, including development of work methods, processes and program tools. Later, with design, support during construction and as-built documentation.

Akureyri

Wastewater treatment plant

The project involved the design of a wastewater treatment plant for the town of Akureyri as well as an environmental impact assessment of the project and various advice on licensing and assessment of the recipient of the wastewater.

Snæfellsbær vindorka

Wind energy assessments

EFLA created strategies for wind energy utilization to implement in municipal plans already under revision or for municipalities interested in reviewing their policies and strategies in relation to energy utilization.

Vindlundur við Búrfell

Windfarm - prelimanary design

EFLA did a preliminary design/project design and a feasibility study for a wind farm in several potential areas near Hafið, a lava plain above Búrfell mountain in South Iceland.


In addition, EFLA did studies and research for the project and assisted with the environmental impact assessment. EFLA also provided data and assisted with preparation for the Master Plan for Nature Protection and Energy Utilization.

Þeistareykjarvirkjun

Þeistareykir geothermal power plant - construction supervision

EFLA Consulting Engineers handled supervision for the construction of the powerhouse for a 2 x 45 MWe geothermal power plant at Þeistareykir, Iceland, including all interior and exterior finishes. EFLA also supervised the laying of pipes for steam supply systems.