Rock solid anchoring for design pylons at Lysefjorden

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 10:09 GMT

A scenic hiking trail in Norway starts at Øygardstølen and leads to spectacular Kjerag, 1,000 vertical meters above Lysefjorden, east of Stavanger. Upgrading the country's power grid involves a new 420 kV power line, with pylons that had to be constructed close to the parking at Øygardstølen. NGI was responsible for the design of solid rock anchoring of the new pylons to carry the power lines.


Safeguarding future water supplies

News   •   Nov 14, 2017 09:43 GMT

How do you make sure that critical water supplies are not disrupted in the future? That was the overriding purpose when NGI was summoned to map rockfall inside the nearly 4 km long raw water tunnel of Nedre Romerike Vannverk IKS; the waterworks outside Lillestrøm, about 25 km north-east of Oslo. In addition NGI was asked to recommend measures to protect the water tunnel from future incidents.


Urban floods – a rising problem

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 13:24 GMT

Climate change and increasing urbanisation are clearly leaving their mark on the world in the present age. This can be a challenging cocktail that causes major flooding, destruction and, in the worst case, loss of life. NGI has expertise in storm surge modelling. Thus, we can calculate how the flood from a storm surge develops and how it will be carried inland ”, says Carl B Harbitz.


World's geotechnicians hand in hand in Seoul

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 00:57 GMT

This week, the world's geotechnical experts are gathered in Seoul, Korea. NGI is an active contributor to the 19th ICSMGE "International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering". NGI participates in several of ISSMGE's Technical Committees. On Wednesday 20th September, NGI hosts a workshop in Offshore Geotechnics on the theme "Foundation Design of Offshore Wind Structures".


Improved offshore environmental monitoring

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:38 GMT

Risk of spills and leaks from offshore oil and gas production is a major challenge and threat to the environment. A new measurement method based on research and development can help prevent disasters, with major economic and environmental consequences.


Toxins in Tyrifjorden - where do they come from?

News   •   May 04, 2017 11:25 GMT

In 2014 and 2015 the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) found that PFOS levels in fish from lake Tyrifjorden were respectively 20 and 45 times higher on average than in fish from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden. The NEA has therefore initiated a project to detect the emission sources.


New Head of Finance at NGI

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2017 09:48 GMT

Cecilie Ertresvaag joins as the new Head of Finance at NGI from 1st April. Ertresvaag comes from a position as corporate controller at Multiconsult, and will strengthen NGI's strategic, financial and commercial expertise.


New Managing Director at NGI Perth

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2017 22:59 GMT

After two successful years, current MD of NGI Perth, Andrew Deeks, is stepping down and relocating to Europe. Co-founder of the Perth office, Noel Boylan, has been appointed as new MD on April 3rd 2017.


New Technical Director

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2017 11:55 GMT

Roger Olsson is new Technical Director in the Building, Construction and Transportation market area at NGI. His extensive and broad experience, expertise and networks nationally and internationally will strengthen the NGI competitiveness.


Vulnerable Viking ships to be saved for posterity

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 15:22 GMT

Many of the unique treasures from the Oseberg find are so fragile that experts must investigate how much vibration they can withstand. As a new, state-of-the-art museum is being built next to the existing Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy in Oslo, it is therefore very important that building work proceeds with caution.

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The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment.
NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering.
NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.