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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

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


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


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


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


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


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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17.11.2016 : UN Global Compact Commitment

Samfélagssjóður EFLU

EFLA emphasis highly on environmental and social responsibility in every aspect of its operation and continually strives to do so. EFLA emphasizes on being in the lead with new environmental friendly solutions in its consultation.

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24.10.2016 : Footbridges and Paths for the Norwegian Roads Administration

Ullevaal stadion

EFLA has established itself in Norway in recent years and has been involved in numerous interesting projects. Among the projects for which EFLA has been responsible is the design of footbridges and pedestrian and cycling paths for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

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11.10.2016 : EFLA at the Arctic Circle 2016

EFLA in the arctic ráðstefna

EFLA organized a breakout session at the 2016 Arctic Circle: Sensitive Northern Destinations: Tourism Management and Tourist Dispersion.  In this breakout session, various aspects of these issues were discussed, case studies presented and possible options reviewed, with expert solution case studies from the US and Iceland.

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5.10.2016 : Traffic management system in tunnels in Faroe Islands


EFLA recently designed a new traffic management system in the Árnafjarðargöng tunnel (1.680 m/5.512 feet) and Hvannasundsgöng tunnel (2.120 m/6.955 feet) in Faroe Islands, but the two tunnels are almost joined to each other. The tunnels are in the island Borðey and connects Klaksvík to Árnafjörður and the two towns in the north, Hvannasund and Norðdepil. The tunnels are single-laned and are one of the first tunnels that were constructed in Faroe Islands in the sixties.

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19.9.2016 : EFLA wins two Darc Awards

Darc Awards vinner lysedesign

EFLA Consulting engineers was awarded first prize in the prestigeous international lighting design competition, the Darc Awards 2016. EFLA submitted the lighting design concept of the Langjökull glacier tunnel, „Into the glacier". 

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6.9.2016 : Risk management and safety signs at Reynisfjara

Skilti við Reynisfjöru

EFLA Engineers are specialists in risk management systems, risk assessments and safety plans for many tourist attractions and tour operators.

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30.8.2016 : EFLA's proposal in The Nordic Built Cities Challenge


The Nordic Built Cities Challenge is an open, multidisciplinary competition to develop solutions for Nordic urban challenges. It was launched in early 2015 and carried on until 2016. The overall aim of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is to visualize and export innovative Nordic solutions for smart, liveable and sustainable cities.

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5.8.2016 : New Silicon Metal Plant at Bakki

Silisiumfabrikken pa Bakki

The new Silicon Metal Production Plant at Bakki, near Húsavík in Northeast Iceland, is currently under construction. The plant will be operated by PCC Bakki Silicon and will be one of the world's most advanced and environmentally compatible silicon metal production plants.

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14.7.2016 : EFLA shortlisted for the Darc Awards 2016

Langjökull, into the glacier

A lighting design project by EFLA Consulting Engineers has been shortlisted for the 2016 Darc Awards. The project was the lighting design in the Langjökull ice cave tunnel. A few hundred international lighting design projects entered the The Darc Awards this year and EFLA's project was one of the 88 finalists.
We are very proud of this achievement and look forward to the vote´s final result that will be presented on September 15th 2016.

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11.7.2016 : Icelandic Visitors Centre receives BREEAM certification

Snaefellsstofa - BREEAM

Icelandic Visitors Centre, Snæfellsstofa in Vatnajökull national park, is the first new construction in Iceland to receive both BREEAM sustainability certificate for design and post construction stage.

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21.6.2016 : The Icelandic Lighting Award to EFLA

Lýsingarhönnun brúar í Kópavogi

EFLA Engineering received the Icelandic Lighting Award 2015 for the lighting design of Fífuhvammsvegur bridge at in Kópavogur. The bridge connects the shopping mall, Smáralind, with commercial- and office tower at Smáratorg. The bridge was designed by Arkís architects who were also involved in the lighting design.

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