Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a rapidly growing renewable technology with significant potential. EFLA is one of the world’s few engineering consulting firms to have extensive experience in this technologically demanding field.

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Expert geothermal support

As society diversifies away from fossil fuels, attention is increasingly being paid to another energy source beneath our feet. Geothermal energy derives from heat from the earth’s core - and, unlike oil, it is renewable. Iceland’s unique geology makes it especially suitable for development projects, and EFLA is at the forefront of this pioneering work. Our engineers can provide help with the exploration of geothermal resources, advice on business modelling and planning, and assistance to clients with financing. Plus, we are adept at minimizing risks and sticking to budgets. Geothermal development projects are long-term commitments, so it is essential to have support from experts you can trust.

Quality and sustainability

EFLA is one of a handful of companies with in-depth experience of all aspects of geothermal projects. We specialize in direct usage of geothermal energy, including spas and pools, aquaculture, cooling, food-grade CO₂ production, and luxury salt production. Services include:

  • Country-wide mapping of geothermal potential
  • Site evaluation
  • Geothermal surface exploration
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
  • Resource assessment and due diligence
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Steam field design
  • Design of single, double, and binary power plants
  • District heating system design
  • Project management
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Supervision and commissioning
  • Connection to the power transmission system

Geothermal development

Geothermal energy is one of the most reliable, sustainable, and renewable energy sources available today. In recent decades, there have been huge advances in geothermal technology for electricity generation and district heating in Iceland and abroad. EFLA has been at the forefront of these developments, providing investment, operational, and cost analysis expertise. We will continue to expand and share our knowledge, as we believe geothermal energy is vital in our global fight against climate change.

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