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.
EFLA submitted three proposals for new high-voltage power pylons and won the top two places. The winning proposal is named the "Strå" (the Straw), while "Spire" was awarded second place. Engineers from EFLA in both Iceland and Norway prepared the new concepts in collaboration with Eva Widenoja, an industrial designer from Widenoja Design AS, Norway.
The highest professional score in framework agreements
Great success has been achieved by EFLA in transmission line projects internationally, and the company has over the past year entered into new framework agreements in this field with Statnett in Norway, Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark, together with achieving in all the tender competitions the highest technical score of all participants. These companies are all electricity transmission system operators.
EFLA boasts 40 years of experience in transmission line design, 25 years thereof at an international level, bringing EFLA to the forefront of this field in Scandinavia.
International and dynamic experience in the field of transmission lines
EFLA has also been involved in large overhead transmission line projects in Poland, France and Greenland, as well as several smaller projects in Africa and Canada. EFLA employs over 300 people, 40 of whom are engaged in engineering consulting in the field of high-voltage power lines working at EFLA hf in Iceland, EFLA AS in Norway and EFLA AB in Sweden, in addition to a 20-employee subsidiary in France.