22. December 2022

Elop Technology in concrete life-extension R&D project

Elop Technology is part of a Sintef-led R&D consortium that has been awarded NOK 33.6 million in grants from the “Green Platform Initiative”.

Titled “Green management of infrastructure constructions”, the project aims to identify solutions to increase the useful life of existing concrete structures instead of demolishing and building new ones.

The aim of the project is to contribute towards industry and society saving at least NOK 100 billion and national greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by at least 10,000 tonnes over the next ten years.

The project is being led by Sintef, which is one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations. It has a total of 20 partners, of which Elop Technology, Equinor and Proxpect Drones are the business partners with the biggest role.

Other consortium members include Glitre Energi, Hafslund Eco, Hydro, SFE, Nordland Fylkeskommune, Statens Vegvesen, Multiconsult, Norconsult, Opak, Aker Solutions, Protector, Consovlo. Mapei, and NTNU – the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

“We are delighted to play a key part in this groundbreaking and highly ambitious project. In addition to extending the lifetime of concrete, cutting unnecessary construction costs and reducing greenhouse gas emission, the project aims to reduce maintenance backlog and increase safety of concrete structures. These are exactly the reasons for why we developed our concrete scanning technology,” says Emir Evlic, CEO at Elop Technology.

Elop Technology has developed ultrasound scanner technologies that helps to identify issues that owners of concrete infrastructure must address. It is designed to quickly inspect and assess large surface areas. The live 3D visualization of the concrete structure on the scanner screen, provides a real-time interpretation of the concrete’s internal state, including elements and defects such as cracks, air pockets, voids,

The “Green management of infrastructure constructions”-project’s total budget is NOK 63 million, of which NOK 33.6 million is provided by the Green Platform Initiative. The Green Platform Initiative is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Innovation Norway and Siva.

The Green Platform Initiative provides funding for R&D-driven green transitioning efforts for businesses. The purpose is to develop a sustainable business community that takes care of the environment and creates economic value. The aim is to accelerate the green transition amongst businesses and ensure a socio-economic profitable and internationally competitive Norwegian business community.

The Norwegian Research Council, Innovation Norway and Siva has awarded a total of NOK 623 million in 2022 through the Green Platform Initative.

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