Praise and honors

NFF has two ways to give praise to people and organisations we believe deserve special honors. This is through appointing honorary memberships or awarding “Gullfeiselen”.

Praise and honors

Honorary memberships

Honorary membership is an award for outstanding efforts for the society. The award consists of a diploma and is awarded by the society’s leader at the opening of our yearly conference “Fjellsprengningsdagen”. As an honorary member you get certain benefits when participating in our events.

The statutes that apply to honorary membership are:

  • Honorary membership can be awarded to personal members of the society who have excelled through long and faithful service in the society’s work.
  • Honorary members can participate free of charge in the society’s courses and other events in Norway, including travel and accommodation.
  • Honorary members is sponsored with 50% of the travel expenses with NFF events abroad to which they are invited in connection with positions in the society (eg trip for IK).
  • One or more honorary memberships can be awarded each year, but the board can also choose not to hand out the award every year.
  • Suggestions to candidates can be sent to the board (nff@nff.no).

NFF has appointed the following honorary members:

  • 1965 Henrik Wergeland ( 1845)
  • 1987 Ludvig A. Baumann ( 2017)
  • 1987 Morten G. Johnsen ( 2003)
  • 1987 Ander M. Heltzen ( 2019)
  • 1987/88 Per T. Smith ( 2005)
  • 1988 Rolf Selmer Olsen ( 1989)
  • 2003 Aslak Ravlo
  • 2004 Hjalmar Charles Solem ( 2011)
  • 2006 Nils Borge Romslo
  • 2007 Einar Broch
  • 2008 Knut R. Berg
  • 2009 Per Bollingmo
  • 2010 Johannes Hope
  • 2011 Bjørn Nilsen
  • 2012 Ruth Gunlaug Haug
  • 2013 Karl Kure
  • 2014 Magne Paulsen
  • 2015 Fridtjof Andreassen
  • 2016 Eivind Grøv
  • 2017 Thor Skjeggedal
  • 2018 Arnulf Martin Hansen
  • 2019 Jarle Edgar Gausen

Gullfeiselen

“Gullfeiselen” is an award that NFF awards for outstanding efforts for Norwegian rock technology. The award consists of a statuette and is handed out by the society’s leader at the opening of our yearly conference “Fjellsprengningsdagen”.

The statues regarding “Gullfeiselen” is:

  • “Gullfeiselen” can be awarded to individuals, as well as companies, institutions and projects that have excelled in their efforts to promote and develop Norwegian rock technology.
  • “Gullfeiselen” can be awarded every year, but the board can choose not to hand out the award every year or hand out several in the same year.
  • Proposals for candidates to receive “Gullfeiselen” can be sent to the board (nff@nff.no).

The following organisations and people is awarded “Gullfeiselen”:

  • 1994 Anders M.Heltzen ( 2019)
  • 1994 Jan Anton Rygh
  • 1995 Trollprosjektet
  • 1996 Andersens Mekaniske Verksted
  • 1997 «Den norske Tunnelarbeider»
  • 1998 Professor Odd Johannessen, NTNU ( 2007)
  • 1999 Statens Vegvesen (The Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
  • 2000 DYNO Nobel ASA, Norge.
  • 2001 Morten G. Johnsen ( 2004),
  • 2001 Ludvig A. Baumann
  • 2001 Per T. Smith ( 2006)
  • 2002 Ørsta Stål AS
  • 2003 Professor Einar Broch, NTNU
  • 2003 Professor Arne Myrvang, NTNU
  • 2004 Dr.ing. Olav Torgeir Blindheim ( 2005)
  • 2005 Arve Fauske, DYNO Nobel ASA ( 2009)
  • 2006 Robert Hermansen, SNSK
  • 2007 Tom Richard Olsen, Mesta
  • 2007 Fridtjof Andreassen, Dr.ing. Aas-Jakobsen AS
  • 2008 Tom Melby, NORMET OY.
  • 2008 Hans Petter Torsteinsen, tidligere Høyer Ellefsen AS
  • 2009 Bever Control AS ved Thorvald Wetlesen
  • 2010 Bente Ulvestad
  • 2010 Tom Myran
  • 2011 Nick Barton, Nick Barton & Associates
  • 2012 Statens vegvesen (The Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
  • 2013 Arild Neby, Statens vegvesen (NPRA)
  • 2014 Kristen Olav Dahl
  • 2015 Vidar Tveiten
  • 2016 Eystein Grimstad
  • 2017 Heidi Berg
  • 2018 Albert Kristian Hæhre
  • 2019 Filip Erik Bo Dahl