18/11/2019 : Hörn delivered presentations about Laxá III


Hörn Hrafnsdóttir, Water Resources Engineer at Verkís, has recently delivered two presentations about Laxá Power Plant III. The first presentation was at HYDRO 2019 in Portugal and the second one at NNICOLD 2019 in Norway.


13/11/2019 : GeoSea sea baths won SAF's Innovation Award

Sjóböð GeoSea

Geo Sea baths has received the innovation award given annually by the Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF). Verkís supervised all engineering design work and consultancy during the contract period. The award was presented by the president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, yesterday. 


23/10/2019 : Verkís at SDEC 2019


Sustainable District Energy Conference (SDEC) 2019 will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 23th - 25th of October. The theme at the conference is How district heating can help fight climate change. 


9/10/2019 : Verkís at Nordic BIM 360 Forum in Sweden

Davíð á Nordic BIM 360

Last week our BIM Manager, Davíð Friðgeirsson, delivered a presentation at Nordic BIM 360 Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. The title of his presentation was Simplify coordination, clash detection and design review processes with BIM 360.


9/10/2019 : Verkís participates at the Arctic Circle 2019

Arctic Circle 2019 lógó

The Arctic Circle will take place for the seventh time in Reykjavík Iceland October 10th to 12th. 

Verkís will deliver two presentations this year and a group of our staff will also attend the conference. 


24/9/2019 : Verkís at NORDIWA 2019

Ofanvatnslausnir í Laugardal

Today Sigurður Grétar Sigmarsson, Water resources engineer at Verkis, will deliver a presentation at Nordic Waste Water Conference (NORDIWA) in Helsinki, Finland. The title of his presentation is Strategic redevelopment of Reykjavik´s combined sewers - Strategic redevelopment of stormsewer infrastructure using SuDS.


23/9/2019 : Verkís at Icelandic Fishing Expo 2019


The Icelandic Fishing Expo 2019 will be held in Laugardalshöll 25.-27. September 2019. The aim of the show is to create a common ground for all professionals and other interested parties to discover advances and nuances within the fishing industry.


13/9/2019 : PAME releases first "Plastic in a Bottle"

Umhverfisráðherra með flöskuskeyti

Icelands's Minister for the Evironment and Natural Resources, Guðmundur I. Guðbrandsson, dropped a bottle into the Artic yesterday. PAME (The Arctic Council's Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) teamed up with the minister, Verkís and the Icelandic Coast Guard, aiming to simulate how marine litter and plastics travel far distances into and out of Artic waters. The bottle is designed and constructed by Verkís. 


12/9/2019 : Verkís at GRC 2019 in California

Djúpborun á Reykjanesi

GRC Annual Meeting and Expo will be held in California USA 15th – 18th of September 2019. The theme of the meeting is Geothermal: Green Energy for the Long Run. Þorleikur Jóhannesson, Mechanical Engineer M.Sc. at Verkís, will participate in a short course with his presentation IDDP wellhead design – Fluid handling at the surface.


12/9/2019 : Verkís discussed fuse plugs at ECSMGE 2019

Erindi um hönnun flóðvara í stíflum Landsvirkjunar

Pálmi Ragnar Pálmason and Kristín Martha Hákonardóttir, both engineers at Verkis consulting engineers, presented an overview on the design of fuse plugs in dams in Iceland at the European conference ECSMGE-2019 in Reykjavík, on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering in September 2019.


28/8/2019 : Verkís at ECSMGE 2019 in Reykjavík


ECSMGE 2019 will be held in Reykjavík Iceland 1st to 6th of September 2019. The theme of the conference is „Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future“. This is the first time the conference is being held in Iceland. 


26/8/2019 : Time chose GeoSea sea baths as one of the world's greatest places

Sjóböð GeoSea

The GeoSea geothermal in Husavik in Iceland are on Time Magazine‘s list of 100 greatest places in the world to visit in 2019. Verkís was responsible for all engineering design of the building and the surroundings as well as conculting services  during the construction of the baths. 


12/8/2019 : Verkís at IIGCE 2019 in Indonesia

Jarðvarmaráðstefna IIGCE 2019

Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition will be held in Indonesia from August 13rd to August 15th. Verkís will share booth nr. C-28 at the exhibition area with Mannvit, CBN and ÍSOR.


19/7/2019 : Connecting generations with multifunctioning sports hall

Umfjöllun um fjölnota íþróttahús

Latest version of Sóknarfæri, Icelandic paper of business community, is focusing on constructions. One article is an interview with Eiríkur Steinn Búason and Gunnar Kristjánsson, both working as project managers at Verkís, about multifunctional sports halls.


15/6/2019 : High-tech fish processing facility opened in Grundarfjörður

G Run Grundarfirði

In the beginning of June a brand new fish processing facility of Guðmundur Runólfsson hf. was opened. It's one of the most complete facilities in this sector, located in Grundarfjörður, west-Iceland.


31/5/2019 : Heat pump station formally opened in Vestmannaeyjar

Þórdís ráðherra klippir á borða

A heat pump station was formally opened in Vestmannaeyjar in May. Verkís was supervision engineer for the electrical design of the building for the station, for HS Veitur. 


3/4/2019 : Verkís at Snow 2019 in Siglufjörður

Siglufjörður snjóflóðavarnir

An International Symposium on Mitigation Measures against Snow Avalanches and Other Rapid Gravity Mass Flows will be held in Siglufjörður, north Iceland, from April 3rd to April 5th. 


5/3/2019 : 3D LASER SCANNER

Þrívíð laserskönnun

Verkís have been using 3D laser scanner in projects for the last two years. With this scanner, measurements of structures and / or the environment will be much faster and more accurate than before, with external and internal scanning and assembled into one unit.


12/1/2019 : Sea Baths in Húsavík

Sjóböðin á Húsavík

The sea baths in Húsavík have now been open to the public since last August. Verkís has been working on the project since 2016 and was responsible for all engineering design.