First floating wind park to supply over 20,000 households
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
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.
Satellite measurements provide safer E18-construction
Data from InSAR satellite measurements will be used to monitor the construction of the E18 west of Oslo. Movements and ground displacements will be registered with millimetre precision before, during and after the construction work. This marks the first time that the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (SVV) is using InSAR measurements to monitor displacements on a major road project in Norway.
Rock solid anchoring for design pylons at Lysefjorden
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.
Safeguarding future water supplies
How do you make sure that critical water supplies are not disrupted in the future? That was the overriding purpose when NGI was summoned to map rockfall inside the nearly 4 km long raw water tunnel of Nedre Romerike Vannverk IKS; the waterworks outside Lillestrøm, about 25 km north-east of Oslo. In addition NGI was asked to recommend measures to protect the water tunnel from future incidents.
Urban floods – a rising problem
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
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
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.
Toxins in Tyrifjorden - where do they come from?
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
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
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.