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4.7.2022 : EFLA receives the 2022 President of Iceland award for export achievement

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The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson awarded EFLA Consulting Engineers the 2022 presidential award for export achievement. EFLA's CEO, Sæmundur Sæmundsson, received the award at the award ceremony at Bessastaðir presidential residence, with a number of EFLA's employees in attendance.

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23.6.2022 : EFLA acquires a majority stake in HECLA SAS

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EFLA Consulting has acquired a majority stake in HECLA SAS, a French engineering company based in Paris, after the completion of EFLA ‘s acquisition of Landsvirkjun´s holdings, through its subsidiary Landsvirkjun Power, and Jean Chauveau. EFLA now holds a 96.5% share of HECLA SAS, with two key executives holding 3.5%.

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9.6.2022 : A new geothermal spa in the north of Iceland

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EFLA managed all the engineering design in the brand-new Forest Lagoon geothermal spa in the north of Iceland. EFLA conducted the project in close collaboration with Basalt Architects and the landscaping studio Landslag .

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1.4.2022 : Carbfix commissions EFLA for pre-design of Coda Terminal

Sæmundur Sæmundsson CEO EFLA and Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir, CEO Carbfix. Photographer: Gunnhildur Lind Hansdóttir

Carbfix has commissioned EFLA for a pre-design of Coda Terminal, Carbfix's CO2 mineral storage hub in Straumsvík, Iceland.

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21.12.2021 : Season´s Greetings

Gleðileg Jól. Jólakort 2021 á ensku.

EFLA Consulting Engineers sends you warm season's greetings and best wishes for a happy new year.

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14.10.2021 : EFLA is at Arctic Circle 2021

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Arctic Circle, an international conference will take place in Harpa on October 14-17, and EFLA will take part in the conference. Representatives of EFLA have organized a breakout session on Saturday on harnessing wind energy and the production of electric fuel in the northern regions.

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21.9.2021 : Visit from embassy representatives

EFLA AS and visit

The ambassador of Iceland in Norway and its business representative visited EFLA‘s office in Norway. The purpose of the visit was to gain insight into the operations and lay the groundwork for further strengthening of trade relations.

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11.8.2021 : Underground cables that withstand lava flow

EFLA works in the eruption site at Reykjanesskagi.

An interesting experiment is being carried out at the volcanic eruption sites in Fagradalsfjall to determine how much burden the underground cables can withstand from the lava flow. Hopefully, the findings will be informative for other similar and challenging situations.

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24.6.2021 : Expansion at Keflavík Airport

Construction work has started for an additional 20.000 square meters at Leif Eiríksson Air Terminal at Keflavík Airport. EFLA Consulting Engineers has been part of the design management team and has taken on various engineering consultancy for the extension.

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11.6.2021 : Framework agreement with Hamar municipality in Norway

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EFLA has been confirmed as a party to a framework agreement worth 40 Million NOK, after competing with bids from all the largest engineering consulting firms in the Nordics.

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29.4.2021 : Extensive framework agreement in Norway

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EFLA is one of seven engineering consulting companies awarded an 880 million NOK framework agreement with the Norwegian Road Administration (Statens vegvesen), in competition with all the largest engineering consulting firms in Norway.

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13.4.2021 : EFLA participates in the World Geothermal Congress

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The World Geothermal Congress, WGC2020+1, will this year be held through a series of virtual and live events in Iceland, and EFLA's representatives will give two presentations at the event.

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26.3.2021 : 3-D model of the volcanic eruption in Iceland

Volcano eruption in Iceland

EFLA‘s photogrammetry and drone specialists were recently on location at the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The purpose of the trip was to fly a drone over the area and capture images that would then be turned into a 3-D model of the area.

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2.2.2021 : Agent for PLS training

Training courses at EFLA in PLS

EFLA Consulting Engineers is proud to announce that we have been awarded the agency for the Power Line Systems (PLS) suite of software in the Nordic countries and Poland. 

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14.12.2020 : EFLA receives an EPIC MegaGrant

Megagrant from Epic Games

EFLA Consulting Engineers has been granted an EPIC MegaGrant by Epic Games to complete its project „Time changes everything“. The project is a virtual time machine simulator. Epic Games is the maker of Fortnite, Unreal Engine and Twinmotion, to name a few. 

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14.12.2020 : EFLA is working on the development of Sweden's transmission system

Transmission lines in Sweden

EFLA's transmission system projects in Sweden have made great progress. Svenska Kraftnät recently signed an agreement with EFLA for the development and design of new double-circuit 400 kV tower types that are a part of a development project for the next 20 years, called the NordSyd project.

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4.12.2020 : EFLA highest rated in Statnett's framework agreement

EFLA's new framework agreement with Statnett

Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian transmission system, has renewed its framework agreement with EFLA Consulting Engineers. The framework agreement entails consultation as well as design work. EFLA received the highest score out of all participants. 

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12.11.2020 : Research & Development project of new tower type

Aluminium tower

Statnett powerlines (Norway) are generally constructed in extremely difficult, mountainous terrain exposed to high wind and ice loads. The lack of accessibility to most tower locations requires all equipment, materials and personnel to be flown to the construction site. Reducing the flying time or number of trips has a huge impact on the environment and cost. These constraints and impacts triggered a R&D project, with EFLA's participation, aimed at developing a new tower made completely of aluminium for the 420kV transmission network. 

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13.10.2020 : Certification of Strength and Stability

EFLA has been recognized as one of Iceland‘s strongest companies. Creditinfo, a leading local credit information provider, completes a detailed analysis highlighting Icelandic companies that have achieved top marks for strength, stability and resilience in the marketplace.

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16.9.2020 : Green Wall attracts attention

EFLA's Green Wall in Reykjavík

In Gróska's new building at Vatnsmýri, you can see a unique and magnificent Green Wall that has attracted much-deserved attention. EFLA was involved in the project in many ways and was responsible for, amongst other things, plant cultivation, piping design and control equipment.

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22.5.2020 : EFLA receives Prestigious Environmental Award

Environmental award

EFLA Consulting Engineers received a prestigious environmental award for exceptional work in environmental issues over the past year. The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources rewards each year this award, "Kuðungur" (Sea shell), recognising companies and public organisations who excel in environmental issues.

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12.5.2020 : A leap of faith

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Deep inside the Norwegian fjords lies the Eagles nest, perched on top of Norway's most popular base-jumping mountain Kjerag. This is the staging area for one of EFLA's most ambitious “design tower” projects in cooperation with Widenoja Design.

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6.12.2019 : EFLA claims Prestigious Climate Award

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EFLA Consulting Engineers is proud to be the receiver of the Climate Award 2019 announced at the Climate Summit hosted by the City of Reykjavík and Festa, the Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility. The award highlights EFLA's determination for sustainability in all aspects of its operation as well as action and education in terms of the fight against climate change.

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19.11.2019 : Women Leaders meet in Reykjavík

Women political leader forum and EFLA

More than 450 leaders from 80 countries will meet at the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders today. EFLA Consulting Engineers supports advancing equality and is one of the Forums sponsors.

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18.11.2019 : New small-scale Geothermal Power Plant

Small Scale Geothermal plant

In the south part of Iceland, near Flúðir, a new power plant was commissioned in the beginning of 2019. The power plant is based on binary cycle, that has an organic working fluid in a Rankine cycle. EFLA was the main consultant in the project, with regards to geothermal and mechanical engineering. 

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25.10.2019 : Sustainable Energy Solutions

EFLA á SDEC 2019

EFLA participates in the global district energy conference that is held in Iceland this week. Two of our specialists will speak at the conference and we will showcase our expertise at the exhibition booth.

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24.10.2019 : EFLA‘s Breakout Sessions at the Arctic Circle Assembly

EFLA at the Arctic Circle 2019

EFLA Consulting Engineers are a sponsor and active participants of the Arctic Circle and have been with the assembly from its beginnings. EFLA organized two breakout sessions as well as hosting guests at our offices.

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18.10.2019 : Lifetime Achievement Award for Kevan Shaw

Kevan Shaw receives LIT award.

Kevan Shaw, Design Director of KSLD | EFLA Lighting design, is honoured with the LIT Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for a lifelong contribution to lighting design.

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16.10.2019 : International hydropower conference

EFLA Consulting Engineers is at Hydro 2019

The annual hydropower and dams conference, Hydro 2019, is held in Porto, Portugal. EFLA Consulting Engineers and collaborators participate in the exhibition introducing Icelandic expertise in planning and designing hydropower plants worldwide.

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25.9.2019 : Energy security dialogue at the OSCE forum

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Sunna Björg Reynisdóttir, project manager at EFLA Consulting Engineers attended the OSCE Economic and Environmental forum that took place in Prague on 11-13 of september. 

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2.9.2019 : EFLA's lecture at bridge and structural conference

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EFLA Consulting Engineers will participate in the international conference, IABSE, that takes place in New York this week. Magnús Arason, bridge engineer, will be presenting two recent EFLA's bridge projects.

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28.8.2019 : Geotechnical engineering at ECSMGE 2019

Geo conference

The international European conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering takes place in Reykjavík 1st - 6th of September 2019.  The theme is Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future. EFLA Consulting Engineers provides professional consulting on the full spectrum of geotechnical engineering and geology and environmental concerns above and below ground, urban and rural planning, nature protection.

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6.8.2019 : Geothermal floating pools

Natural spa at Vök Baths

Vök Baths, newest geothermal destination, and tourist attraction in the East part of Iceland have opened. The destination main landmarks are warm pools that float by the lake's shore. This beautiful area also includes an outdoor pool bar, a steam bath, and a restaurant. EFLA was responsible for all the engineering design of the facilities.

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22.7.2019 : Award winning project – The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

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In April 2018, The Blue Lagoon Iceland opened its impressive hotel and spa. The place has received noteworthy recognition and received numerous awards for architecture, design and service. EFLA has collaborated with The Blue Lagoon for a long time and was responsible for the engineering design at the hotel and spa.

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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

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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

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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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