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28.5.2019 : Two winning sustainable building proposals

C40 competition

Winning proposals in the C40 international competition for sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings were announced last week. EFLA, together with its collaborators, had proposals for two plots in Reykjavík (Ártún and Lágmúli) that won in the competition. 

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28.5.2019 : Outstanding lighting design rewarded

Raufarhólshellir

The annual Lighting Design Awards, took place in London, Thursday 16th May. The talented team at KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design received two prestigious awards at the ceremony, for the lighting design at The Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir, Iceland, and Natalie Redford, lighting designer, was honoured as one of the "40under40 Class of 2019".

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23.5.2019 : Framework agreement in Norway

Framework agreement in Oslo with EFLA

EFLA has signed a famework agreegment with the department of urban development in the Oslo city council. In collaboration with five other companies, EFLA will provide the council solutions that improves the urban environment in Oslo. 

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9.4.2019 : ‘40under40' talented lighting designers announced

Natalie Redford

Each year, internationally renowned Lighting magazine rewards forty of the most talented and promising lighting designers from across the industry with the title ‘40under40'. This year, Natalie Redford, Associate Director at KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design has been selected as one of the class of 2019, receiving her trophy at the Lighting Design Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 16 May.

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8.4.2019 : International symposium on mitigation measures against snow avalanches

Mitigation measures against snow avalanches

EFLA Consulting Engineers participated in a symposium on mitigation measures against snow avalanches and other rapid gravity mass flows. The conference took place in Siglufjörður, small community in North Iceland, from 3rd to 5th of April.

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13.3.2019 : EFLA acquires an engineering consulting firm in Poland

Ispol english

EFLA Consulting Engineers has finalised the acquisition of the Polish firm Ispol Projekt. Ispol specialises in general preparation and design of energy transmission lines and substations. That includes overhead power lines, underground cables and fiber optic cables as well as high voltage equipment. 

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1.3.2019 : Life cycle assessment of the Icelandic transmission system

Overhead lines at Hellisheiði during sunset.

EFLA Consulting Engineers has performed a life cycle impact assessment of the Icelandic electrical transmission system. The assessment was carried out for Landsnet, the Icelandic transmission system operator, comprising the network's overhead lines, underground cables and substations. The system's carbon footprint is 0.9 g CO2-eq. per transmitted kWh, of which nearly half is attributed to transmission losses.

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28.1.2019 : Masters project on heat recovery in an aluminium plant

Leo Blaer

EFLA engineer, Leó Blær Haraldsson, just completed his MSc degree in mechanical engineering. His thesis reports on an interesting project, which has attracted quite a bit of attention. The project examines the possibility of utilizing the thermal energy in exhaust gas from the Alcoa Fjarðaál aluminium plant to heat water for house heating in the nearby community of Reyðarfjörður.

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20.12.2018 : Seasons's Greetings from EFLA

Christmas card

EFLA Consulting Engineers sends you our warmest holiday greetings and best wishes for the New Year.  

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20.12.2018 : Grand opening of a new footbridge in Bergen, Norway

Bergen bridge

Friday the 14th December saw the opening of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at Nygårdstangen in the Norwegian city of Bergen. EFLA Consulting Engineers carried out the design of the bridge for the Norwegian Road Administration, in collaboration with Studio Granda Architects. 

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11.12.2018 : Design transmission line towers in Norway

Power in balance at EFLA

A specially designed transmission line tower has been erected close to tourist destination Kjerag in Rogaland, Norway. EFLA in cooperation with industrial designer Eva Widenoja designed the towers that have attracted considerable attention.

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7.12.2018 : EFLA wins Darc Awards for The Lava Tunnel

Raufarhólshellir

EFLA was awarded first prize in the prestigious international lighting design competition, The Darc Awards 2018, for Best Landscape Lighting Scheme at The Lava Tunnel. In total, 24 international projects, were nominated in the category. This is EFLA's second Darc Awards.

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3.12.2018 : Women leaders met in Reykjavík

Women political leader forum and EFLA

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) was held in Reykjavík ­26th – 28th of November 2018. EFLA Consulting Engineers is a proud sponsor and participated in the conference.

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29.11.2018 : Flagship Norwegian bridge project progressing

Ullevaal construction

The last weekend in October saw the successful erection of the steel structure for the main span of the new bridge at the Ullevaal Stadium junction in Oslo, Norway. The bridge is for pedestrians and cyclists and its engineering design is done by EFLA Consulting Engineers. The mounting of the main span is a key mission in the bridge construction project, which is gaining international interest.

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22.11.2018 : Award for outstanding achievement in social responsibility

Social responsibility award

EFLA has been granted an award for outstanding performance in social responsibility. Furthermore EFLA was also ranked among the top 0.25% of the strongest companies in Iceland for financial strength and stability, for the eight year in a row.

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19.11.2018 : KSLD and EFLA joins forces

We are proud to announce that KSLD has joined EFLA Consulting Engineers with effect, 15 November 2018; KSLD becoming the EFLA Lighting Design Division. 

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1.11.2018 : EFLA shortlisted for Darc Awards 2018

Raufarhólshellir
EFLA has been shortlisted for Best Landscape Lighting Scheme for the lighting design in The Lava Tunnel in Iceland. The Darc Awards are a peer-to-peer lighting design awards allowing ligthing designers to vote for their favourite projects of the year.  We are very proud of this achievement and look forward to the results which will be announced in December. Read more

24.10.2018 : EFLA at international hydropower conference

Hydro exhibition team Iceland

EFLA and collaborators in hydropower consultancy participated at the annual Hydropower & Dams conference that took place in Gdansk, Poland, last week. The purpose was to elucidate the Icelandic expertise in planning and designing hydropower plants worldwide.

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19.10.2018 : EFLA participates at the Arctic Circle Assembly

Arctic Circle EN

EFLA is among 2000 participants from 60 countries attending the Arctic Circle Assembly and will organize a breakout session discussing the sustainable growth of aquaculture.

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5.10.2018 : Developing the Norwegian transmission system in a sustainable way

LCA in Norge

The owner and operator of the Norwegian transmission system, Statnett, has developed prototypes of new transmission towers. In order to assess the environmental impact of the towers, Statnett asked EFLA to calculate the ecological and carbon footprint from a life cycle perspective.

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13.9.2018 : International conference about steel bridges

Ullevaal stadium EN

An international conference, the 9th International Symposium on steel bridges, was held in Prague last week. Andri Gunnarsson, construction engineer at EFLA, presented a lecture covering the design process of the new pedestrian bridge, Ullevaalskrysset, in Oslo. EFLA has carried out the conceptual and the detail design of the bridge which is under construction at the moment. 

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4.9.2018 : A safe first day of school thanks to a new pedestrian bridge

Footbridge at Teisen

The pupils of Bryn Primary School in the eastern part of Oslo can now finally safely cross the heavily trafficked E6 on their way to school using a new pedestrian bridge. EFLA did the engineering and planning of the building phase of the bridge project, which was completed in record time. 

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20.8.2018 : Utilizing low-geothermal heat with latest technology

Geothermal heating

At Flúðir, small community in southern Iceland, a new low temperature geothermal plant is rising. The power plant uses new operating system for the utilization of geothermal heat to produce electricity. EFLA is the main consultant in the project and is responsible for designing the piping system, and all subjects related to the geothermal aspect.

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1.8.2018 : Fabrication of a New Steel Cycle and Footbridge by Ullevaal Stadium in Norway

Ullevaal en forsida

A new steel box girder pedestrian bridge is being fabricated and will be erected by Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.

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31.7.2018 : The First Phase of a New Cycle and Footbridge Completed

breidholtsbraut-2-en-3-

A new cycle and footbridge over Breiðholtsbraut highway, in Reykjavík, is underway. Recently, the bridge´s superstructure was cast that completed the first phase of construction. 

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27.7.2018 : EFLA partners up with Fiix

fiix-samningurinn-en

EFLA has signed an affiliate partner agreement with the Canadian software developer Fiix Inc. and offers now software solutions for maintenance in all shapes and sizes. 

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11.5.2018 : New bridge lifted into place

Nygardsbroen_frettahaus_EN

A new steel bridge, a 72 m long cycle- and footbridge weighing 155 tons was lifted into place at Nygårdstangen in Bergen on the 3rd of May subsequent to being shipped from Poland where it was assembled. 

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25.4.2018 : Þeistareykjavirkjun - geothermal power plant starts operation

Þeistareykir

Landsvirkjun has finished the construction of a 90 MWe geothermal power plant at Þeistareykir in the north-eastern part of Iceland. EFLA Consulting Engineers were responsible for the supervision of the construction of the powerhouse, all steel structures and electrical installations. 

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24.4.2018 : EFLA at Iceland Geothermal Conference 2018

EFLA is at IGC

The 4th international Iceland Geothermal Conference takes place in Iceland on the 24th – 26th of April. The conference is held by the Icelandic Geothermal Cluster that EFLA Consulting Engineers is a part of. It's intention is to be a platform for the geothermal industry and project developers to gather and share views on how to improve the business environment for geothermal projects.

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15.4.2018 : International Acoustics Conference

Hljóðráðgjöf EFLU

BNAM, Baltic Nordic Acoustics Meeting, is an acoustics conference that will take place from 15th to 18th. of April in Harpa, Reykjavík. The conference program consists of key-note lectures, invited and contributed papers in structured parallel sessions, and exhibition. EFLA is among exhibitors and will carry out a lecture.

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25.1.2018 : One of the strongest companies in Iceland

Strongest in Iceland

EFLA has been awarded as one of Iceland‘s strongest companies and in fact this is the 8th year in a row that EFLA receives these prestige awards.  Creditinfo, a leading local credit information provider, completes a detailed analysis every year which displays Icelandic companies that achieved top marks in its strength and stability assessments. 

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17.1.2018 : Evaluating the wind energy potential in Iceland

vindlundur

In recent years EFLA Consulting Engineers has worked on numerous wind energy related projects in Iceland. That includes wind energy assessments, from feasibility assessment to construction, grid connection and operation. 

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20.12.2017 : Season's greetings

Seasons greetings from EFLA

EFLA Consulting Engineers sends you a warm season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year. EFLA's opening hours during the holiday can be found below. 

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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

Ullavaal ens

EFLA Consulting Engineers 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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