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



Plastic waste in refugee camps may turn into building materials

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started a trial project in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya to map the problems of plastic waste. The project will evaluate opportunities for reuse and at the same time contribute to economic growth and employment in the camps and the local communities.


20 Suction bucket jackets successfully installed at Borkum Riffgrund 2

On 30 July 2018, the last of 20 Suction Bucket Jackets (SBJs) was installed at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore windfarm in the North Sea off the coast of Niedersachsen in Germany. 


Test site on Svalbard moving the boundaries for the use of geotechnology

Climate change and increased activity in northern areas are making knowledge of soil in areas with permafrost more relevant. A newly-established field laboratory on Svalbard will provide unique research opportunities for a long time to come.  


How to reduce costs on a big scale

Damages caused by excavation, building and construction can potentially cause delays and extra costs for any given project. The R&D project REMEDY sees 18 partners joining forces on behalf of an entire industry, in order to come up with mitigation measures.


New calculations give lower run-up heights in Lyngen

New calculations show that the run-up height of flood waves triggered by rockslides in Lyngen, Troms, in northern Norway is considerably lower than previous estimates. 


Mapping and landslide alert in Bangladesh

NGI has received a contract from the United Nations Office in Bangladesh for landslide risk mapping and installation of avalanche warning systems in Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB). 


Offshore wind geotechnics workshop in Shanghai

NGI and Huadong Engineering Corporation (HDEC) organised a one-day workshop on "Geotechnical Engineering for Offshore Wind infrastructures" in Shanghai, China on 31st May 2018. 


Go west, young wind, and set foot on the East Coast

Offshore wind has established itself as a mainstream source of power in Northern Europe. Until now, the United States has not harnessed the potential of this technology. However, a new dawn for offshore wind is shining bright on the US East Coast.


Satellite monitoring for tunnel neighbours

BaneNOR/The Follo Line Project has, via ÅF Engineering, entered into an agreement with NGI concerning the use of satellite measurements to monitor the terrain and properties during the railway construction project. In the long term, satellite monitoring can reduce the need for the traditional methods using bolt levelling along railway tracks.


A milestone in offshore wind

On behalf of Ørsted, the first of 20 offshore wind turbine foundations using suction bucket technology has successfully been installed in the German sector of the North Sea. 



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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.