Campus Ullevaal: A beacon for sustainable building practice

In the construction of its own head office, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is testing the use of sheet piling as an energy storage – a pioneering initiative to reduce the construction industry's climate footprint.


Caution against mechanical devices to clear plastic from water

An international group of scientists has cautioned against reliance on mechanical cleanup devices as a means of addressing the plastic pollution crisis. NGI’s technical expert Hans Peter Arp is one of them.


The Future of Energy is Green and Digital

The Oslo Science City Arena event The Future of Energy is Green and Digital, will be hosted by the University of Oslo developed together with SINTEF, NGI, IFE and the City of Oslo, 10-11 January 2024.


Safe CO2 storage through monitoring

The recently completed R&D project, SENSE, has studied reliable and cost-effective monitoring of CO2 storage by surface deformation detection combined with geomechanical modeling to provide information on pressure distribution and hydraulic behavior of storage sites.

Photo: Ongoing ground improvement in practice.

Can soil improvement become sustainable?

Soil improvement currently has a significant climate impact due to the substantial consumption of cement and lime products. Recent efforts have improved the situation, but there is still much to be done to make the method sustainable. Is this possible, and how can it be achieved?


Can surplus materials from construction and civil engineering become resources?

Five million tons of waste from construction activities are sent to landfills every year. That's approximately 300,000 truckloads. NGI researchers Gudny Okkenhaug and Cathrine Eckbo are working to find solutions so that surplus materials that currently end up in landfills can become resources.


NGI models and tests ground conditions on the Moon

From 1967 to 1972, the American space agency NASA conducted a series of space missions to the Moon. Nearly 400 kilograms of soil samples were transported back to Earth. NGI is now using CT-scans of 10,000 lunar particles from the Apollo expeditions to study how lunar soils will behave when humans start engineering structures for the lunar surface.


NGI awarded major geoscience and geotechnical engineering contract for Morgan, Mona and Morven offshore wind farm projects

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is pleased to announce it has secured a significant contract from the EnBW and bp Joint Venture (JV) for the Morgan, Mona, and Morven offshore wind farms for delivery of geo-consulting and laboratory testing services.


Developed checklist to identify cost drivers in the ground

Ground conditions are crucial in assessing the suitability of a site for development. TidligSøk is a tool developed by NGI for Statsbygg, the Norwegian government's agency for public property. The goal is to identify risks related to the ground conditions that can impact time, costs, climate, and the environment, even in the concept and clarification phases of a project. Now, the method is being implemented and will be used in all of the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property's projects.