Rock engineering and engineering geology

Norconsult offers a complete range of services within engineering geology and rock mechanics; from concept/feasibility studies through detailed design and tender documents, to site supervision and follow-up during construction.

Our specialists contribute extensive experience in design and engineering of all types of rock construction in both above ground and underground constructions within the fields of:

  • Hydropower
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industry
  • Structures and Civil Works
  • Underground Facilities
  • Transportation and Spatial Planning
  • Water, Waste and Environment

Through our extensive operations in Norway and all over the world, our specialists have gained experience from working with most types of rock conditions, ranging from competent hard rock through metamorphic and sedimentary rock formations, to weak compaction rock formations, such as shale, flysch and volcanic tuff.

Our list of services includes:

  • Hydropower projects including unlined pressure tunnels, submerged lake taps and air cushion surge chambers, shafts and large underground caverns
  • Oil & gas storage in large unlined rock caverns
  • Slope stability; rock cuts and rock slope engineering
  • Foundations and construction pits
  • Rock stability assessments and reinforcement techniques; rock bolting and anchoring, shotcrete, reinforced shotcrete arches etc.
  • Tunnelling and subsea tunnelling
  • Conventional drill & blast excavation
  • Full face tunnel drilling; TBM-tunnelling and shaft drilling/excavation
  • Engineering geological mapping and rock mass classification (Q, RMR, GSI, RMi etc.)
  • Expertise within blasting techniques, excavation methods and vibration monitoring
  • Grouting technology and strategy for groundwater control
  • Stability analyses, analytical and numerical (FEM calculations; ABAQUS, Phase2)
  • Planning and follow-up and interpretation of ground investigations
  • Specifications and tender documents
  • Detailed design and follow-up during construction