Tags: geotechnical engineering
A milestone in offshore wind
On behalf of Ørsted, the first of 20 offshore wind turbine foundations using suction bucket technology (SBJ) has successfully been installed in the German sector of the North Sea. “We are happy to finally see the first installation in place. Now we want to make sure that the installation phase is executed in the best possible way,” said Peter Buhl, SBJ foundation project manager at Ørsted.
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.
New Technical Director
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
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 App simplifies tunneling
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.
Indian Railways to Norway to learn tunneling technology
A group of 20 engineers and officers from Indian Railways recently visited NGI in Oslo for training in Norwegian Tunneling Technology.
New research collaboration to reduce offshore wind costs
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.
Oslo welcomes the world’s offshore geotechnicians to ISFOG 2015
“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.”
Pioneering suction pile technology; NGI innovators in Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame
Knut H. Andersen, Rune Dyvik and Per Sparrevik will be inducted in the Offshore Energy Center's Hall of Fame in Galveston, Texas USA. All three have been pillars of the NGI team working on off-shore foundations.