NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the engineering geosciences. With the opening of our new office in Perth, Western Australia in November 2014, we now have permanent full-service offices in Norway (Oslo and Trondheim), USA (Houston, Texas) and Australia, and a joint venture office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

NGI, a Norwegian-based R&D and consulting institution offers acknowledged expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow – and how to build and construct on and with such materials. NGI serves clients globally within four market sectors: Offshore energy

– Building, construction and transportation

– Natural hazards – Environmental technology.

NGI is an active partner with several universities world-wide. This research extends through our Australian office to world class institutions, such as the University of Western Australia.

Examples of recent NGI projects

• Design of a new foundation system for offshore wind turbines at Borkum Riffgrund, offshore Germany.

• Airborne Electro-Magnetic System surveys for a hydroelectric tunnel in Zambia.

• Survey and assessment of the risks (such as floods and slides) that climate change and extreme weather events may pose to vital infrastructure.

• Development of an innovative monitoring system to measure and quantify environ- mental contamination in the ground and ground water, for example by use of passive samplers.

NGI is a private foundation, established in 1953. Our clients include developers and industrial companies world-wide, governmental institutions, and the public and private sector at large.

Visit to learn about our research efforts and case histories. These include foundation engineering and analysis of challenging structures, natural hazard risk assessment, instrumentation and monitoring, research on land subsidence, tsunami modelling, avalanche and landslide warning, and waste handling. For more than 60 years, NGI has been a premier provider of geotechnical expertise.