History

History

Verkís traces its origin back to 1932, making it the oldest consulting company in Iceland.  Verkís has a background in the energy- and construction industry both in Iceland and abroad. Verkís was formed in November 2008 by the merger of five well established Icelandic engineering consulting firms.  In April 2013 Almenna Consulting teamed up with Verkís.

VST - Verkfræðistofa Sigurðar Thoroddsenwas established in 1932 and has over the years provided a wide range of services. Consultancy services in the building industry, energy and infrastructure was the main area of activity and VST took part in most hydropower projects in Iceland. VST did also offer a variety of other services, especially within the aluminium industry and  in the fields of project management, construction, safety and environmental management.

Rafteikning  was established in 1965 and was one of the leading electrical consulting service firms in Iceland. The main focus of activity was on power and control engineering, the firm also participated in the electrical design of several hydropower and geothermal power plants. 

Fjarhitun was established in 1962 and was a leader in designing district heating systems, utilizing the geothermal hot water in Iceland and did also participate in the design of many geothermal power plants. Fjarhitun provided a wide range of services in other fields of mechanical engineering.

Fjölhönnun was established in 1970 and was active in the design of roads, bridges and similar structures along with structural design of buildings. The firm also participated in many projects, providing supervision and project management.

RT-Rafagnatækni was established in 1961 and specialized in the planning, design and programming of control systems for power plants and other systems in the field of automation, measurements and communication. RT also provided services in the field of electronics.

Almenna Consulting Engineers Ltd. (Almenna verkfræðistofan hf.)  was founded in 1941 as "Almenna byggingarfélagið", it played an important role in modernising the infrastructure of the country as it took part in developing the country's first large hydroelectric power plants in the 1960s.   In 1971, the company was reorganized as Almenna Consulting Engineers Ltd.