News: 2009

18.12.2009 : University of Reykjavik closing in

EFLA has been supervising the construction of the new building for the University of Reykjavik adjacent to the Öskjuhlíð hill and Reykjavik domestic airport.The first phase of project has now entered the finalizing stages

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17.12.2009 : Warm season's greetings from EFLA

The staff of EFLA sends warm season´s greetings from Iceland. We wish you all a merry Christmas and peace and prosperity in 2010.

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2.12.2009 : EFLA in the Netherlands

EFLA‘s employees have been working on the start-up phase of a rod shop for Aldel in the Netherlands. The machinery was designed by Bergen Group Idntaekni in Norway but EFLA

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2.12.2009 : A road tunnel in the making

The main road between the towns of Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík in the northeast of Iceland has been noted for dangerous rock slides and snow avalanches. A solution to that is a new road tunnel, 5.1 km-long.

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29.11.2009 : The presidental couple visit EFLA in Abu Dhabi

HE Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Mme Dorrit Moussaieff visited the group of Icelanders working at the new aluminium smelter EMAL in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 23rd. The owners of EMAL formally received the President

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3.11.2009 : EFLA in northern Iceland

In October 2009, EFLA opened its new office in Akureyri, the largest town in Northern Iceland, thereby strengthening its service in the region. EFLA already operates regional offices in the southwest, south and east of Iceland.

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23.10.2009 : EFLA in Mosambique

EFLA has an assignment in Mosambique on behalf of ETDE in France. Improvements of the electrical transmission system in the capital Tete are underway and EFLA‘s specialists act as consultants. Norconsult in Norway supervises the work.

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3.10.2009 : EIA for a new system of transmission lines

EFLA has conducted environmental impact assessment for a renewal of the high-voltage transmission system in Southwestern Iceland, which now faces an increased load due to energy intensive industry plans, e.g. in the field of the aluminium industry.

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22.9.2009 : EFLA: Cable drums in the UK

EFLA has completed a project in the UK for the Norwegian company Munck. It involves a control system for 30-m-wide cable drums for electrical cables in a so-called cable carousel system.

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22.9.2009 : EFLA - working in Croatia

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EFLA and the Croatian consultant firm HEP ESCO D.O.O. have signed an agreement of cooperation on consultancy. The aim is to increase the utilization of geothermal resources in Croatia. HEP ESCO is a subsidiary of the state run power compant HEP

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24.8.2009 : Strengthening the electrical transmission network in Norway

 

Recently, an agreement between EFLA an BKK in Bergen, Norway was signed. BBK is the Electrical Works of Bergen and services the city and vicinity.

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20.8.2009 : Production factory of Becromal: EFLA assists

The Environment Agency of Iceland has issued a formal plant operating permission for Becromal's new production plant for high voltage foils, made of aluminum.

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29.7.2009 : IHA- congress 2009

EFLA, along with five other Icelandic consulting companies, presented its know-how at the 2009 world congress of the International Hydropower Association held in Reykjavík 23.-26. June. The congress was well attended and some of the proceedings were covered by news media in Iceland and abroad.

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28.6.2009 : Concrete... and still more concrete

The new Concert and Conference Hall in Reykjavik is under construction. In late May some 3,500 cubic metres of concrete were used to build the base floor of the associated parking facitilites (7,000 sq. m).

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20.5.2009 : Built according to environmental standards

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The first of four visitors centres for the newly established Vatnajökull National Park will be built in 2009-2010 - at Skriðuklaustur in Eastern Iceland, about 70 km distant from the ice cap.

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10.4.2009 : Projects in Norway and Greenland

Late last year, EFLA signed a general agreement with Statnett in Norway. In an ensuing competitive tender, EFLA and its subsidiary Linuhönnun AS were assigned the design of a new high-voltage transmission line in Finmark, Norway.

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8.4.2009 : Víkingaheimar - viking world to be opened

A building housing the viking ship (langskip) Íslendingur (The Icelander) is almost completed at Fitjar, Reykjanesbær (very close to the Keflavik Int. Airport).

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23.3.2009 : Supervision of a tunnel

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EFLA takes care of the construction supervision of the new road tunnel linking the town of Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík in Northwestern Iceland

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15.3.2009 : A new university building

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Reykjavik University will soon move into new buildings close to the Reykjavík Domestic Airport. The new campus consists of interconnected buildings

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22.2.2009 : The medieval manuscripts

EFLA participates in designing a new building for the precious manuscripts (including the famous Sagas) preserved by the Árni Magnússon Institute at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.

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20.1.2009 : EFLA and oil

There are steps being taken to intensify the research into possible oil fields northeast of Iceland, close to the island of Jan Mayen (joint resource rights by Norway and Iceland).

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15.1.2009 : A new hydropower plant

EFLA's market division of Energy and Utilities has almost completed the tender design for a new 80 MW-hydropower plant for the National Power Company at Búðarháls (Central Iceland, at the Tungnaá glacial river).

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