Protecting our most valuable resource – water

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2018 13:53 GMT

Ensuring that our drinking water is safe is of utmost importance. Some say that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Numerous countries have gone to war over both gold, oil and diamonds. However, neither diamonds nor oil is worth nothing in the absence of clean drinking water. The German Environment Agency and NGI is on hosting a workshop in Berlin. The mission? Protecting EU's drinking water.


Stop for red light – avalanche on the way!

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 15:08 GMT

Each year many roads in Norway are struck and blocked by avalanches. Advanced technology now gives motorists a red light when an avalanche is triggered, so that they avoid to be hit by the thundering snow masses.


Research becomes useful technology for society through strategic partnership

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 13:11 GMT

NGI has chosen Kjeller Innovation as its strategic partner to commercialize results from research and development. Innovative solutions developed in NGI's project activities shall become even greater benefit and use to society.


First floating wind park to supply over 20,000 households

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 16:05 GMT

The World's first floating wind park began operations off the coast of Scotland in October 2017 and will deliver electricity to over 20,000 households in Great Britain.


Norwegian offshore windfarms will benefit both R&D and business

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 15:48 GMT

The Norwegian parliament's decision to establish one to two areas for floating offshore wind off the coast of Norway is great news for both Norwegian R&D and innovation, as well as for the competitiveness of Norwegian industry and businesses abroad.


Satellite measurements provide safer E18-construction

News   •   Dec 19, 2017 14:06 GMT

Data from InSAR satellite measurements will be used to monitor the construction of the E18 west of Oslo. Movements and ground displacements will be registered with millimetre precision before, during and after the construction work. This marks the first time that the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (SVV) is using InSAR measurements to monitor displacements on a major road project in Norway.


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".

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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.