Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Mannvit has been in the forefront of the consulting firms that work on Environmental Impact Assessments, and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). The main activities related to EIA are in the field of heavy industry, windmills & wind farms, hydropower and geothermal power plants, transmission lines, quarrying and infrastructure.  The emphasis is to find solutions that reduce or compensate for the potential impacts of construction, both in construction phases and operational phases

Environmental Monitoring Services - Mannvit.is

Mannvit possesses extensive experience with Environmental Impact Assessments. This experience is reflected in the diversity of the projects that have been completed in this field. These include:

  • Aluminium plants
  • Geothermal power plants
  • Hydropower plants
  • Wind farms
  • Transmission lines
  • Transport projects
  • Land reclamation
  • Harbors
  • Diatomite production
  • Avalanche defenses
  • Waste disposal
  • Quarrying on land and sea
  • Silicon production

For over 20 years, Mannvit has completed Environmental Impact Assessments for several major projects in Iceland. In addition, more recently Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). In fact, the company has carried out about one third of all such projects conducted in Iceland – both large and small. 


Haukur Einarsson

Environmental Engineer M.Sc. Environment & sustainability


+354 422 3016

Rúnar D. Bjarnason

Discipline Manager, Environment & Sustainability


+354 422 3054

Guðrún Birna Sigmarsdóttir

Landscape Architect M.S.c, Environment


+354 422 3368

Bergrós Arna Sævarsdóttir

Environmental Engineer M.Sc., Environment


+354 422 3614


Burfell wind farm digital EIA report by Landsvirkjun