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A perfect avalanche for learning

Twelve years ago NGI conducted a successful full-scale avalanche test. With new advanced instrumentation, and years of waiting for the perfect conditions, on Sunday 11 April they did it again.


ASTM Development Award to Rune Dyvik

Rune Dyvik, Expert adviser at NGI's Laboratory and Model Testing section, has been presented with the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award from the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock.


Quick clay article published in Ground Engineering magazine

Anders Solheim, technical expert at NGI, has written an article published in Ground Engineering addressing the issues with sensitive clay pose in Norway, Sweden and parts of North America.


Innovative partnership ensures world’s first automatic wave model

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Glint Solar have developed a technology that automatically estimates wave conditions and wind directions for floating solar installations.


NGI gives 300,000 NOK in annual Christmas present to Engineers Without Borders

- At NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) we do not give Christmas presents to our employees, but donate to a charity. It is great to have a strategic collaboration with an aid organization that also has a professional foundation in our own business, says NGI's CEO, Lars Andresen.


NGI will contribute cutting-edge expertise on offshore wind in a new research centre

The application to establish a research centre for environmentally friendly energy, the Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy (NorthWind), received the thumbs up today from the Research Council. Over the next eight years, the centre will receive NOK 120 million for research and innovation that can make wind power cheaper, more cost-effective and more sustainable.


Billions to be saved using methods and tools that reduce settlement damage

Settlement damage caused by construction pits is estimated to cost billions of kroner every year. NGI together with the construction industry has developed methods and tools that can reduce the damage. - Now it's up to the industry to use the results. The rewards lay in the methods that are mildest, says Arne Engen in Norconsult.


NGI ensures safe ground for Dogger Bank wind farm

In September, Equinor and SSE Renewables announced the placement of an order for GE Renewable Energy’s 13MW Haliade-X turbines for the first two phases of the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Dogger Bank. Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) provides the geotechnical design basis, to help ensure that the giant wind turbines are built on safe ground.


Reduces uncertainty in poor ground conditions

Risk and lack of knowledge about ground conditions is a recurring theme in ground work projects, and can be a contributing factor to projects experiencing financial overruns when it turns out that the ground conditions were not quite as assumed. New technology now makes it easier to reduce and communicate this uncertainty.


COVID-19 pandemic caused seismic noise quiet period

Research published in the journal Science has shown that lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50% reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid 2020.



Øydis Ulrikke Castberg
Press contact
Head of Communication
+47 948 03 152

NGI - On safe ground

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment. NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering. NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.