Cautus Geo 10 years
2009 – 2019
GNSS instrumentation of Nordnesfjellet
Development of the data mangement system Munin. It is the start of what would become Cautus Web, a module-based system that gives the user real-time information from various sensors and instruments.
Trimble on Åkneset
Upgrade of total station with a new Trimble 58 long range on Åkneset. We thereby administrate the largest GNSS network (technology that uses satellites) for deformation monitoring in Northern Europe.
Profitable first year
Cautus Geo prepares its first annual financial statements. They show revenues of 3.6 million NOK and an after-tax profit of 760,000 NOK. There are zero days of absence due to sickness. The company has four employees on salary, three full-time and one part-time.
Cautus Web in Western Norway
Åknes-Tafjord IKS, who is responsible for monitoring of the largest and most vulnerable mountain areas of Western Norway, begins using Cautus Web.
Partnership with Trimble
2010 is the first full operational year. The annual financial statements show revenues of 6.4 million NOK and after-tax profits of 1.5 million NOK, with no absences due to sickness. By the end of 2010, the company has four full-time employees and two part-time.
We move to a new office located in Nydalen, Oslo.
Distributor of new monitoring system
Cautus Geo becomes the distributor of a new monitoring system from Measurand in Canada called SAAF. The system will come to be used extensively throughout the world, Norway included.
First instrumentation using SAAF-system
On the Strindheim tunnel project in Trondheim, construction begins in Bakklandet, an area with clay and little bedrock. The SAAF-system is used to monitor deformation in the mountain over the excavation.
2011 is the second full operational year. The annual financial statements once again show growth. Revenues are 7.7 million NOK, with after-tax profits of 2.6 million NOK and no days of absence due to sickness. There are now five full-time employees and one part-time.
Projects in Sweden
We win our first projects in Sweden and instrument several dams in both Northern and Southern Sweden. The projects are for some of Sweden’s largest dam operators. They encompass monitoring of deformation with both strain gauges and total stations, water level and measurement of climate and temperature changes in the structures.
The growth continues
Cautus Geo continues to grow in 2012 as well. Annual financial statements show revenues of 11.9 million NOK and an after-tax result of 4.2 million NOK. The company has seven full-time employees and one part-time.
Our first avalanche radar
Development begins on our first avalanche radar. The first tests are performed in late winter 2013.
In the spring of 2013, there are many landslides on the roads in western Norway. We are engaged in several monitoring applications using ground-based InSAR, radar measurements from satellites. In November 2013, we begin periodic measurement campaigns with ground-based InSAR along E18 near Try in Søgne municipality.
Build-out of Bjørvika area
In 2013, a large-scale build-out of the Bjørvika area in downtown Oslo begins. Cautus Geo is involved with the first project midway through 2013. It is the start of several years with monitoring of ground conditions and structures in the area.
Development of the CL1 data logger
We start development on our proprietary CL1 datalogger. The CL1 will prove itself as a reliable logger used on very many of Cautus Geo’s monitoring projects in the years to come.
The annual finances for 2013 display stability. Revenues are 11.3 million NOK. The after-tax profit stands at 1.8 million NOK. There are 12 days of absence due to sickness in the company, which now has six full-time and two part-time employees.
Develop our own pore pressure sensor
We develop our own pore pressure sensor specially designed for Nordic conditions. This sensor will go on to be used on many different projects in the coming years.
First automatic avalanche radar in Norway
Regional office in Voss
Cautus Geo opens a regional office in Voss. This strengthens our presence in Western Norway.
Entry into environmental monitoring
We begin environmental monitoring and offer a wide range of environmental sensors and robust data buoy platforms well-suited for Nordic conditions. In October, Cautus Geo begins its first application with environmental monitoring of Kadettangen in Bærum municipality, just west of Oslo. The project also includes automatic settlement measurements.
E134 project in Telemark
Commencement of the E134 road project in Telemark. Cautus Geo contributes with monitoring of ground conditions.
A new year of growth
2014 is a new year of growth. Annual reports show revenues of 13.1 million NOK, with profits of 2.3 million NOK. There are 16 days of abscence due to illness amongst the staff of six full-time and two part-time employees.
Projects in the Bispevika area
Cautus Geo continues to win new ground monitoring projects in Oslo’s Bispevika area.
Office in Drammen
Another regional office is established in Drammen.
Work on Veslemannen
Part of the mountain Mannen increases its movement. The area is given the name Veslemannen. Cautus Geo provides measurement equipment for mapping and monitoring of this part of the mountain as well.
The annual finances show strong growth in 2015. Revenues increase to 19.5 million NOK. The after-tax result is a profit of 3.9 million NOK. Days of absence due to sickness are reduced to five, and the staff now stands at nine full-time employees.
Commissioning of improvements on Rv13
Work gets underway on improvements to Rv13 through Deildo in Ullensvang, on the stretch of road between Odda and Kinsarvik in Hardanger. We establish various systems for monitoring of unstable mountain areas. It is quite a comprehensive monitoring system consisting of strain gauges, total stations, borehole sensors and Cautus Web. Cautus Web.
Start-up on the Follo Line
Condotte is the lead contractor, and later will Bane NOR take over as Cautus Geo’s client on the Follo rail line entering into the central train station Oslo S. The project develops into a large-scale monitoring application. Eventually, it consists of monitoring of ground conditions, structures being built, existing buildings and operational rail lines.
New office in Telemark
Cautus Geo established yet another regional location, this time in Kviteseid in Telemark.
Commencement of our largest R&D project
We begin our largest R&D project. The name of the project is “Continuous pesticide sensing in the environment”, abbreviated CoPs. The project is supported by the EU and Forskningsrådet. The goal is to develop a system for automatic and continuous measurement of many different pesticides with real-time reporting of data.
New year of growth
Financial statements for 2016 show strong growth. Revenues increase to 23 million NOK. The after-tax profit is 3.6 million NOK. Absences due to illness are 16 days. The company ends the year with ten full-time employees.
Monitoring project Rv13
Parts of the construction site in connection with the development of Rv13, Jobergtunellen, slide out in Granvinsvatnet. Cautus Geo is tasked with monitoring ground conditions and stability after the slide and during rebuilding of the road..
Increased distribution across Norge
We deliver a large number of SAAF (measurement system for deformation along a cable) from Measurand and are one of the largest distributors for the system in the world.
Several projects delayed
The annual financial statements for 2017 show for the first time a drop in revenues, which sit at 15.6 millioner kroner. The downturn is a result of delyas to the planned start-up of several projects which Cautus Geo bid on. After-tax results show a profit of 1.6 million NOK. Absences due to sickness are 19 days. The company remains with ten full-time employees.
The world’s northernmost
We establish one of the world’s northernmost monitoring systems with a total station one New Ålesund onSvalbard. The system is used to measure stability on VBLI-antennas for the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Statens Kartverk.
First avalanche monitoring with geophones
Cautus Geo wins its first avalanche monitoring projects with geophones on Rv37 along Tinnsjøen in Telemark. The system is wireless. It quickly detects avalanches and closes Tinnsjøveien with traffic lights and gates.
Monitoring of cultural heritage sites
Cautus Geo is awarded a framework agreement for monitoring of cultural heritage sites in Norway over the next several years. With the project, the company becomes involved in exciting new types of measurements, for example measurements in cultural soil layers dating back to the Middle Ages under the present-day ground level.
Fast Track to Innovation
Cautus Geo moves up into the «Champions League» of innovation and deelopment, says Innovation Norway upon distribution of EU-funding fra the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. Cautus Geo is one of two companies in Norway who receive approval for their «Fast Track to Innovation» applications. The EU support will go towards development of a new type of water sensor that measures pesticides in water in real-time.
The world’s longest automatic deformation cable
In the Gilhusbukta bay outside of Drammen, new land is established. The area is important for birds and fish. A filling and drainage method is deployed to allow for quick completion. The filling is precisely controlled, and Cautus Geo has installed what is perhaps the world’s longest automatic deformation cable at 330 meters with measurements taken every meter. Altogether, the SAAF system of nearly 1 kilometer measures settlement across the bay.
Annual reports for 2018 show strong growth. Sales revenues are 21.8 million NOK. The end result after tax is a profit of 2.5 million NOK. The company has ten employees.
Investment in ground-based InSAR
Cautus Geo invests in ground-based InSAR (satellite radar measurements) for monitoring of Stavbrekkfonna. With measurement systems including laser scanners, ground-based InSAR, multibeam, total stations, GNSS-equipment and several drones for photogrammetry, Cautus Geo offers some of the most powerful technology available for mapping of natural hazards and structures.
Salmon and tunnel in Bjørvika
Cautus Geo monitors pore pressure and water quality during building of Museumsutstikkeren at the new Munch Museum in Oslo. The objective is to control the pressure load on the Opera tunnel and ensure there is no harm to salmon and sea trout that migrate through the area.
August 1st, 2019: Cautus Geo celebrates 10 years.
Cautus Geo has become one of Europe’s leading companies in automatic monitoring of geohazards, structures, climate and the environment. Teh company has grown from being a company with a focus on geotechnical measurement systems to covering many different subject areas such as geotechnical, geology, geodesy, environmental, water, snow, IT, electronics and software development.
Cautus Geo has bet big on research and development and had a curiosity for new technology, measurement methods and business areas.
Cautus Geo is one of the most solid businesses with AAA-rating from Bisnode/DNB.