Port of Horten. Site survey in the 1930s


Svelgen power station at Bremanger in Sogn og Fjordane was designed in 1909


Bekkelaget, Oslo. Landslide in 1953.


Holmenkollen, 1952 Winter Olympics. 120,000 spectators attended the ski jumping competition | Photo: The Ski Museum


Base of Gullfaks C – designed by Multiconsult for Norwegian Contractors. | Photo: Norwegian Contractors


The design of Norges Bank’s new building over the period 1977-87 was Multiconsult’s biggest single project up to that point, measured in man-hours.

Multiconsult’s history

We consider Multiconsult to have been founded in 1908, with the establishment of Norsk Vandbygningskontor (NVK). This is because NVK merged with Multiconsult in 2003, contributing its valuable expertise on hydropower and the environment. The name Multiconsult dates back to 1974, when a restructuring of the engineering firm Apeland & Mjøset AS, which had taken over Ingeniør E. N. Hylland in 1964, resulted in The Multiconsult Foundation (Stiftelsen Multiconsult) becoming the dominant shareholder.

As a result of mergers and acquisitions, Multiconsult now operates throughout Norway, covering all of the consulting disciplines within our business areas Buildings & Properties, Oil & Gas, Transportation & Infrastructure, Industry, Energy and Environment & Natural Resources.

For more than a century Multiconsult has been helping to develop Norway, and its thousands of projects have left a major mark all over the country. As part of our new strategy for the period up to 2017, “empowerment” has been established as the company’s slogan. Our history demonstrates that this is also an apt description of our past activities – and we are not planning to rest on our laurels.

Since 1990, Multiconsult’s headcount has risen from approximately 400 to over 1,650, through organic growth, mergers and acquisitions. With highly-qualified and committed employees, sound finances and a healthy order book, Multiconsult is in a strong position to face the future and the new challenges that lie ahead.

The story of our first 100 years

In conjunction with Multiconsult’s 100th anniversary in 1908, the company’s whole history was brought together in the book Hundre års oppfinnsomhet (“A century of innovation”). The book is a summary of Multiconsult’s origins, growth and development, written for customers and other business contacts.

Read the whole story: A century of innovation


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