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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.