Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian transmission system, has renewed its framework agreement with EFLA Consulting Engineers. The framework agreement entails consultation as well as design work. EFLA received the highest score out of all participants.
EFLA Consulting Engineers has been Statnett's first choice for powerline design and consultation for four consecutive agreement periods, or since 2009. High-quality standards must be met to qualify for the contract and EFLA was rated top in all categories.
“The Statnett framework agreements have been the backbone of EFLA's Energy Department in Norway and have provided us with the conditions for an operation that we have built our company upon. It is remarkable that we have received the honour of being highest rated in all categories; for quality, competence, and experience, exceeding our competitors by a landslide, among them all the largest Scandinavian firms. We consider this an important recognition for our firm and our whole team's hard work.” states Ragnar Jónsson, EFLA's CEO in Norway.
EFLA has participated in numerous interesting projects in recent years related to the construction, reinforcement and development of the Norwegian transmission network “ We have taken on various R&D projects as well, for example, the design and construction of new 420 kV aluminium towers, composite poles as well as projects related to high-temperature conductors and icing on powerlines.” Jónsson continues.
EFLA Consulting Engineers Norway Branch
EFLA has a long successful history of energy consultation in Norway and has operated the subsidiary EFLA AS in Oslo since 2008. EFLA AS currently employs over 30 professionals who work in various fields such as buildings, energy consultation and transportation. The branch has undergone considerable growth in recent years with the number of employees steadily rising as well as the doubling of the company's office space in Oslo. EFLA AS works in close cooperation with the Icelandic branch that supports the further growth of services in Norway. “These results are very encouraging, and I commend every member of our outstanding team of professionals,” Jónsson concludes.