News: 2019

25.9.2019 : Energy security dialogue at the OSCE forum

Sunna Björg Reynisdóttir

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

Breidholtsbru

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

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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