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Will reduce costly damage from ground construction work

Will reduce costly damage from ground construction work

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:51 GMT

Damage caused by the ground constructions such as excavations, can lead to delays and large extra costs for many projects. Often, neighbouring buildings at are risk. In the R&D-project REMEDY, 18 partners have joined forces on behalf of an entire industry to reduce the risk of material and economic damage as a result of the ground construction work.

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg  meets NGI spin-off

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg meets NGI spin-off

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 10:02 GMT

In partnership with Kjeller Innovation and supported by the Research Council Norway FORNY2020 program, NGI is currently establishing a technology spin off that aims to reduce cost and time for ground investigations in complicated, large-scale infrastructure developments in Norway.

20 Suction bucket jackets successfully installed at Borkum Riffgrund 2

20 Suction bucket jackets successfully installed at Borkum Riffgrund 2

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 12:47 GMT

Suction Bucket Jackets are installed at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore windfarm in Germany. NGI and FRAMO were engaged by Ørsted for the installation the installation. The engagement also included design and installation of comprehensive Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems on two of the jackets to monitor and verify behaviour of the structures during operation in the field.

A milestone in offshore wind

A milestone in offshore wind

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2018 14:07 GMT

On behalf of Ørsted, the first of 20 offshore wind turbine foundations using suction bucket technology (SBJ) has successfully been installed in the German sector of the North Sea. “We are happy to finally see the first installation in place. Now we want to make sure that the installation phase is executed in the best possible way,” said Peter Buhl, SBJ foundation project manager at Ørsted.

Will find solutions to flood damages

Will find solutions to flood damages

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2018 12:05 GMT

PHUSICOS is a large R&D project which will implement nature-based solutions to reduce the degree of damage caused by natural hazards (floods and landslides) that are associated with extreme weather in rural mountainous areas. The NGI-led consortium of 15 organizations include highly-ranked European research institutions, authorities and practitioners.

Taking care of the oceans

Taking care of the oceans

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 13:06 GMT

The contamination of the sea is one of our greatest environmental challenges. NGI contributes to cleaner seas, and participates in research programmes and international initiatives that aim to prevent pollution and give cleaner seas. Online measurement and monitoring of hydrocarbons in water, and research on how microplastics are spreading and affecting the seas of the world, are two examples.

Protecting our most valuable resource – water

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!

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

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

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

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.

Rock solid anchoring for design pylons at Lysefjorden

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.

Urban floods – a rising problem

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

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

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.

New Head of Finance at NGI

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

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

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

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.

NGI in collaboration with FRAMO contracted to install wind turbine foundations for DONG Energy

NGI in collaboration with FRAMO contracted to install wind turbine foundations for DONG Energy

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2016 11:15 GMT

NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) and DONG Energy Wind Power recently signed a contract for installation of 20 offshore wind turbine bucket foundations, called Suction Bucket Jackets. The turbines will be placed at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the German sector of the North Sea. Subcontractor to NGI will be the Norwegian firm FRAMO.