NFF has three ways to give praise to people and organisations we believe deserve special honors. This is through appointing honorary memberships, awarding “Gullfeiselen” or “Badger of the year”.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NFF has appointed the following honorary members:
1965 Henrik Wergeland ( 1845)
1987 Ludvig A. Baumann ( 2017)
1987 Morten G. Johnsen ( 2003)
1987 Anders M. Heltzen ( 2019)
1988 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” 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 (email@example.com).
The following organisations and people is awarded “Gullfeiselen”:
1994 Anders M. Heltzen ( 2019)
1994 Jan Anton Rygh
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 ( 2017)
2001 Per T. Smith ( 2005)
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
“Badger of the year”
For a number of years, NFF has had the honors Gullfeiselen and Æresmedlemskap. After the establishment of NFF-YM in 2010, there has been a great commitment from the younger members of NFF. The board therefore wants to find a way to honor younger players in the industry who have made a contribution to Norwegian rock technology. The award consists of an public appreciation and an a small associated gift . The prize is awarded by the NFF’s board in connection with the Rock Blasting Day in November. In addition to honoring the younger players, the awards will serve as a motivation for the honored for further efforts and inspiration for other younger players to perform well in work and industry contexts. Today, people like to look to the star for inspiration. When you are in a tunnel you unfortunately do not see the star, but if you are lucky you can see a “Badger in the roof” (Refers to a Norwegian children’s song written by Øystein Dolmen and Gustav Lorentzen).
The statues regarding “Badger of the year”:
Badger of the year can be awarded to young people (under the age of 35) who have excelled with a particularly good effort for Norwegian rock technology.
Badger of the year can be awarded to companies, institutions and projects that have made a special effort for recruitment or for younger players in the industry.
Badger of the year can be awarded to 2-5 players each year, but the board can decide not to hand out the award or hand it out to only one if desired.
Proposals for candidates to receive Badger of the Year can be sent to the board.