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Toxins in Tyrifjorden - where do they come from?

Toxins in Tyrifjorden - where do they come from?

News   •   May 04, 2017 11:25 GMT

In 2014 and 2015 the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) found that PFOS levels in fish from lake Tyrifjorden were respectively 20 and 45 times higher on average than in fish from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden. The NEA has therefore initiated a project to detect the emission sources.

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.

New opportunity in the US

New opportunity in the US

News   •   Sep 12, 2016 10:00 GMT

After 14 years of operation, NGI Houston is expanding into other market areas in the US by acquiring an advanced soils laboratory in Houston.

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.

The Q-system tunneling app ready for download

The Q-system tunneling app ready for download

News   •   Jan 13, 2016 14:43 GMT

For the world's engineering geologists: The Q-system app from NGI is now available for free downloading. The purpose is to simplify rock mass classification for tunneling and underground excavations.

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.

"Couldn't have managed without the avalanche warnings"

"Couldn't have managed without the avalanche warnings"

News   •   Dec 01, 2015 15:09 GMT

Today, NGI opens this winter’s season for daily avalanche warnings to the public and private sector in avalanche prone areas all over Norway. NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, covers local and regional snow and avalanche information and distributes daily status reports and warnings to local communities and enterprises in the transport, energy and construction sector.

​​New App simplifies tunneling

​​New App simplifies tunneling

News   •   Nov 27, 2015 11:16 GMT

NGI’s App for the Q-system is launched on Friday 27th November 2015, at the annual Norwegian Rock Mechanics Day. The purpose of the App is to simplify rock mass classification for tunneling and underground excavations. The target group is engineering geologists all over the world.

MoU between the University of Texas at Austin and NGI

MoU between the University of Texas at Austin and NGI

News   •   Nov 17, 2015 13:51 GMT

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and the University of Texas (UT) at Austin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday November 10th, 2015, related to scientific cooperation and exchange.

Indian Railways to Norway to learn tunneling technology

Indian Railways to Norway to learn tunneling technology

News   •   Nov 10, 2015 11:42 GMT

A group of 20 engineers and officers from Indian Railways recently visited NGI in Oslo for training in Norwegian Tunneling Technology.

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?

Mariner jacket safely transferred to barge

Mariner jacket safely transferred to barge

News   •   Aug 04, 2015 12:15 GMT

The jacket structure for the platform at Statoil's Mariner-field in the UK sector of the North Sea was safely transferred to the towing barge at the yard in Cadiz at the southern coast of Spain on the 25th of July. The operation is documented on a timelapse video. NGI was in the project from the start, performing geotechnical FEED for the pile and mudmat design.

Sri Lankan drinking water heavily contaminated, concludes NGI

Sri Lankan drinking water heavily contaminated, concludes NGI

News   •   Jun 29, 2015 14:17 GMT

For many inhabitants in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the quest for clean water has made every day life difficult. The water in the area’s open wells has been polluted and foul looking. Locals and environmentalists have complained to the authorities, leading to various investigations and the closure of a power station accused of causing oil leaks. However, there was no oil in the wells, concludes NGI.

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.”