News: 2018

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

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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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