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New Technical Director

Press Release   •   Jan 03, 2017 11:55 GMT

NGI's market area Building, Construction and Transportation is heaviliy occupied with ground work, foundation engineering and tunnelling for the transportation sector.

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.

Dr. Olsson was employed at NGI in the period 2004-2013, as Head of Section for Foundations and Engineering Geology. After that, he has been associated with COWI, and then two years in Statkraft on dam projects in Turkey and Albania.

-We are very pleased that Roger returns to NGI again. We know his expertise and professional insights. With the experience and the network nationally and internationally, we have great faith in his contributions as technical director within our market area", says Director Guro Grøneng.

Roger Olsson obtained his PhD at Chalmers University, Department for Rock Mechanics in 1999. He then worked for the Statkraft Grøner AS (now SWECO) and as Department Head in Geosciences at Rambøll AS Norway, until he came to NGI in 2004.

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.

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