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Check out news and press releases from NGI here. At the bottom of the page you will find our press contact. 

 

 

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.


 

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.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Øydis Ulrikke Castberg
Press contact
Head of Communication
oydis.castberg@ngi.no
+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.


 

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