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10. June 2008

Bolungarvík tunnel construction in full swing

The tunnel construction project began on 15 May. The principal job is to remove loose soil and rock from the intended tunnel mouth and set the materials aside for use in road construction. The Company is also engaged in setting up the construction site, erecting work sheds, connecting the electricity and water, and setting up drainage facilities. In late summer the actual blasting of the tunnel will begin.

At present, the work is carried out on day shifts only, but when drilling and blasting begin, work will continue around the clock. The work crew, which currently includes 40 employees, will likely expand to 60 at the peak of construction.

Ósafl, a subsidiary of Iceland Prime Contractor (IPC), and the Swiss company Marti are handling the construction of the Bolungarvík tunnel for the Iceland Road Administration. Marti Contractors is an 80-year-old company with a staff of 3,000 and operations all over the world. Ósafl submitted the lowest bid for the job, with a tender amount of just below ISK 3.5 billion. The project includes the construction of a tunnel 8.7 metres wide and 5.1 km long, a concrete portal structure 310 metres in length, 3 km of roads, and two concrete bridges spanning the Hnífsdalsá and Ósá rivers.

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Construction in Keflavík is in full swing
24. June 2021

Construction in Keflavík is in full swing

The design phase in Keflavik which began in the middle of September 2020 has now been completed. The permission to commence is expected within the next few weeks. ÍAV received early permission to carry out the earthworks of the apron to ensure that the concrete paving could commence as early in the summer as possible. ÍAV has dug and removed 120.000 cubic metres of soil and rock and imported 100.000 cubic metres of crushed aggregates since March 9th, 2021.

Sky Lagoon handed over
12. May 2021

Sky Lagoon handed over

ÍAV has handed over the Sky Lagoon project to their client Nature Resort ehf. Sky Lagoon was open to the public on May 1, 2021. Sky Lagoon website is www.skylagoon.com

Móavegur 2-12, Progress Report
30. November 2018

Móavegur 2-12, Progress Report

Since contract signing on Feb 16, 2018, a continuous progress is claimed by ÍAV and sub trades on Móavegur 2-12 project site in Reykjavík. The project is to deliver in a turn-key manner a 155-apartment affordable rental-housing complex entailing six 3-4 storey buildings with a shared underground carpark, with anticipated project completion in June of 2020. The Client Bjarg is a non-profit organization formed by two of Iceland’s largest confederations of labour, ASÍ and BSRB.

Project status on Burfell Power Plant expansion.
14. June 2018

Project status on Burfell Power Plant expansion.

Now about 85% of all construction has been completed on the Burfell power plant expansion. All water chanels have been concluded. The entrance chanel was completed late April and the sewerage chanel was completed in beginning of May.

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