EFLA's Year in Review


Female EFLA´s employees.

As we approach the conclusion of 2023, EFLA Consulting Engineers reflects on a year marked by significant achievements and the celebration of our 50th anniversary.  
Throughout the past 12 months, our dedicated staff has been immersed in a diverse array of projects, ranging from small-scale initiatives to expansive endeavors, reflecting our commitment to excellence. This compilation does not encompass the entirety of EFLA's undertakings in the past year but offers a condensed overview of selected international events. 

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Commitment, Conference, and Croatia

In January, EFLA played a pivotal role in the project "Increased Geothermal Energy Production Capacity – Infrastructural Activities at the Drill Hole Korenovo GT-1" in Bjelovar, Croatia. Director of Business Development, Hafsteinn Helgason, represented EFLA at the initial conference. 

February spotlighted EFLA in an edition of Energy Focus, where CEO Sæmundur Sæmundsson and Director of Energy, Steinþór Gíslason, discussed the company's sustained growth and commitment to quality and sustainability. 

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Project, Participation, and Port Planning

June saw EFLA securing its largest contract in Sweden, involving the design of a new 400 kV transmission line connecting Hallsberg and Timmersdal. Steinþór Gíslason, Managing Director of EFLA AB in Sweden, highlighted the company's excellence in the field of energy transmission as the main reason for this achievement. 

Dr. Majid Eskafi, specializing in port planning and engineering, represented EFLA at Nor-Shipping 2023 in Lillestrøm, Norway, fostering international collaboration. 

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Award, Assembly, and Arctic Circle

In October, EFLA participated in HYDRO 2023 in Edinburgh, Scotland, contributing expertise alongside other Icelandic companies within the Green by Iceland booth. 

EFLA received the prestigious 'Strongest in Iceland' award for the 14th consecutive year from CreditInfo, recognizing the company's strong foundation and resilience. 

EFLA hosted a successful breakout session at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Harpa, Reykjavík, titled "Shipping Toward the Green Future," exploring Iceland's energy transition initiatives and sustainable port planning. 

3D model of the town Grindavík in Iceland.

Structure, Seafood, and Seismic Events

In November, Helga J. Bjarnadóttir, Director of the Society Division at EFLA, gave a presentation at The Seafood Conference in Harpa, Reykjavík, addressing the climate impact of food production. 

EFLA's experts were deployed to Grindavík in November to assess the impact of severe earthquakes, followed by fortification efforts around Svartsengi geothermal powerplant and monitoring developments in the Reykjanes Peninsula post a mid-December eruption. 

In December, EFLA's drone and survey team completed a detailed 3D model for Grindavík, providing valuable insights into the town's post-seismic condition. 

As we bid farewell to 2023, EFLA remains committed to excellence, sustainability, and global collaboration, setting the stage for continued success in the years to come.