Infrastructure, Materials, Structural Engineering

Infrastructure, Materials, Structural Engineering

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Christian Petrich (left) and Rolf-Ole Rydeng Jenssen is doing ice sampling in the testlab in Hamburg. Photo: Giuliani von Giese.
Oil

The Norut companies in Narvik and Tromsø don’t meet halfway when they conduct joint experiments, but rather in Hamburg. Using a large tank designed for ship testing, they are combining their expertise in oil behaviour in ice with remote sensing and drone technology. The goal is to map oil spills in sea ice-covered waters.

Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper dam rehabilitation. Photo: Norut Narvik.
Dam

New regulations mean huge sums must be spent on upgrading many of Norway's 6,000 dams. Cold climate scientists at Norut are measuring ice pressure and testing alternatives that may provide more accurate and cheaper rehabilitation.

The bedrock is warmed by fluid-borne heat before casting. The concrete is then heated via a piping structure in the concrete. Photo: Christian Petrich.
Power

Collaboration between Norut and companies in Narvik is allowing Statnett to extend the construction season and save millions.

Foto: Copyright Norut
Arctic

Narvik is increasing activity in cold climate technology and oil-in-ice research. Norut has appointed five new specialists to keep pace with the tasks.

Happy research scientists in Narvik, (from left) Christian Petrich, Gabriel Sas and Bård Arntsen. Photo: Fritz Hansen.
New contracts

Norut has been granted funding by the Research Council of Norway for three projects totalling NOK 40 million.

Mastefundamenter under bygging. Foto er tatt av overvåkningskamera som Norut Narvik har utplassert på testfeltet.
Energy

A new 500 km long power line between Nordland and Finnmark should be completed within three years, but the challenge of casting the concrete foundations in the cold needs to be solved.

Photo: Morguefile.com
Cold Tech

Join us at the International Conference on Cold Climate Technology 26-28 May 2014 in Narvik, Norway.

Visiting the drone laboratory at Norut in Tromsø (from left) the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Liv Signe Navarsete, and the Centre Party’s Member of Parliament from Troms County, Irene Lange Nordahl, Senior Research Scientist Rune
Arctic

The government promises that the NORDSATSING initiative will be continued for a further three years, up to the end of 2016.

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