In 1957, Kristian Olimb laid the foundations for his construction business in Råde. With his forward-looking eyes, he pioneered new methods and techniques for pipe laying. In 1970, Kristian sought inspiration in the USA and returned with the first machine specialized for drilling in loose masses.
Just a few years later, he introduced rough hole drilling for tunnel drilling in mountains, and positioned Olimb Anlegg as a leader in rough hole drilling. This method was further developed to be able to stand inside tunnels to drill during the day, this was very ground-breaking in terms of being able to operate in winter in the high mountains.
Since then, Olimb Anlegg has consistently expanded its expertise and machine fleet, especially within techniques that enable pipe laying without the need for digging, NoDig.
– We were the first in Norway to carry out precisely this type of work. The concept is the same as in 1970, but now there is a little more accuracy, says Kristian August.
The company has handled a number of challenging NoDig projects over the years, where the prestigious VA project Midgardsormen in Oslo stands as one of their most striking achievements.