Eskja pelagic freezing plant

Eskja hf. launched a new high-tech pelagic freezing plant at Eskifjörður in Iceland. The plant is 7000 m2 in size and all production processes are automated. Graphic analysis of the catch with touchless freezers ensures maximum product quality.

EFLA was responsible for the building design of Eskja new freezing plant, including the main/structural diagrams for the pelagic freezing plant. 

About this Project

Eskja hf


Eskifjörður, East Iceland


The project's objective

EFLA was responsible for all construction design, together with main drawings, initial engineering and review of the steel frame design, as well as coordination and counselling to contractors and affiliates. EFLA also supplied all general electrical design, such as for lighting, low-voltage and fire systems, PLC and SCADA for systems in conjunction with the main processes. 

EFLA's role

  • Comprehensive building design
  • PLC and SCADA systems in conjunction with the main processes
  • Consultation to contractors during construction
  • Procurement procedure during construction

The project's long term benefits

With the construction of the new pelagic freezing plant, Eskja has moved its pelagic products from sea to shore, thereby multiplying its production capacity. By this, the company has increased job availability locally both in terms of production, industry, and technical work.