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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.


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.


When Norway Fell Silent

When the Corona-crisis hit Norway, the country almost ground to a halt. We saw this clearly in pictures of empty streets and in lay-offs. But we also saw it elsewhere. The Earth moved measurably less when we started staying at home and distancing.


NGI operational in the corona situation

The authorities have taken steps to limit the spread of the corona virus in society. At NGI we take heed of this and follow their advice and measures. We also maintain operational status of our laboratories in Oslo and Houston. Our goal is to carry through tasks for our clients as far as possible.


Catalina Cardona President of NGI Houston

Catalina Cardona is President of NGI Houston. She started in her new position from 1st January 2020.


PFAS-workshop 11 February

On 11 February, NGI held a workshop for the reference group that is part of the research project PFOSlo. The aim of the project is to look at the effects the poly- and perfluorinated substances (PFAS) have on the environment and human health.


Ground model for wind farm

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded the team of NGI and SAND Geophysics a project to develop a ground model for the 120 km2 Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).



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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.