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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.

Are we recycling contaminants in a circular economy?

Are we recycling contaminants in a circular economy?

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 15:35 GMT

​Recycling is increasingly the preferred option for waste handling. Recycling is widely found to reduce the need for raw materials and to release fewer greenhouse gases, compared to incineration and landfilling.

New Directors reflect NGI´s international strategy

New Directors reflect NGI´s international strategy

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 15:55 GMT

Three new members have been elected to the Board of Directors of NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. For the first time, a non-Norwegian citizen enters the board. This reflects the strategy to increase our R&D and consulting services towards a growing European offshore wind energy market as well as the Norwegian building and construction sector, says Lars Andersen, Managing Director of NGI.

The Royal Society features Norwegian tsunami research

The Royal Society features Norwegian tsunami research

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2015 11:49 GMT

The world’s oldest scientific journal publishes a theme issue on tsunamis this week. Finn Løvholt of the Norwegian Geotechncial Institute, NGI, is the main author of one of the papers. He and his colleagues summarize the state-of-the-art in international research on landslide tsunamis, but also point out new perspectives.

New research collaboration to reduce offshore wind costs

New research collaboration to reduce offshore wind costs

Press releases   •   Sep 15, 2015 14:00 GMT

NGI will chair the REDWIN Project - a new research collaboration for more economical offshore wind energy. The production of renewable energy increases year by year in Europe, and the development of offshore wind is crucial for a future without fossil fuels. However, overall costs need to be reduced in order to make offshore wind competitive.

How to avoid a new ”leaning tower of Pisa”?

How to avoid a new ”leaning tower of Pisa”?

Press releases   •   Sep 02, 2015 15:56 GMT

How do you predict future ground subsidence, in order to avoid that buildings, roads or other infrastructures end up like the leaning tower of Pisa? And what is the latest knowledge on creep and deformations in geomaterials?

Oslo welcomes the world’s offshore geotechnicians to ISFOG 2015

Oslo welcomes the world’s offshore geotechnicians to ISFOG 2015

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 09:53 GMT

“A milestone in the international research collaboration providing better and more reliable offshore installations. It is also an acknowledgment of Norway’s and NGI’s position as global technology leaders in offshore foundations.”

Suzanne Lacasse, NGI, to deliver the 2015 Rankine Lecture

Suzanne Lacasse, NGI, to deliver the 2015 Rankine Lecture

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2015 13:46 GMT

On Wednesday 18th March 2015, Dr Suzanne Lacasse of NGI will give this year’s Rankine Lecture at Imperial College London. It is the first time a woman has been awarded this recognition, often referred to as the Nobel prize of geotechnics. The Rankine Lecture, followed by the Rankine Dinner, is organized annually by the UK Institution of Civil Engineers and the British Geotechnical Association.

King and Queen of Norway present at signing of NGI – UWA agreement in Perth

King and Queen of Norway present at signing of NGI – UWA agreement in Perth

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2015 13:37 GMT

A royal visit from Norway emphasizes the importance of the long-standing cooperation between the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NGI, and the University of Western Australia, UWA.

World leading experts on tsunamis induced by landslides met at NGI in Oslo

World leading experts on tsunamis induced by landslides met at NGI in Oslo

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2015 09:56 GMT

More than 30 leading tsunami researchers from various parts of the world met in Oslo to discuss challenges related to tsunamis caused by subaerial and subaqueuous landslides. NGI hosted the first day and the University of Oslo the second day of the gathering, which took place late January 2015.