Here you will find stories, news and press releases from NGI. Read more about some of our many projects around the world. If you would like to know more, then please do not hesitate to contact us!



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.


Vattenfall contracts NGI for their Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, has won the contract for Structural Measurement Campaign at Vattenfall's Danish Kriegers Flak development Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea.


Contracted for Ørsted's Hornsea 02 - structural measurement campaign

NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, has won the contract for Structural Measurement Campaign at Ørsted's Hornsea 02 development in the UK.


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).


Strengthening our team in US offshore wind

NGI is very pleased to announce that Zack Westgate has joined the team to lead our activities within the rapidly-growing USA offshore wind market. 



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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.