The viking ships are in much worse condition than previously thought. Statsbygg and the Museum of Cultural History is now looking at measures to protect the unique ships.
The Viking ships are world heritage that we should take care of, so it’s certainly not something we take lightly, says [Trond] Sørgjerd [in Statsbygg]. He says that Statsbygg and the Museum of Cultural History is now working on measures to protect the unique collection of ships and objects.
The engineers Brekke & Strand Acoustics, consulting engineers who are specialized in vibration technology, are hired to find solutions to preserve the collection. The mission will among other things consist of setting up a new support structure for the ships with vibration isolation. – It is a very important step, which will help provide guidelines for the construction, says Sørgjerd, which signed an agreement with Brekke & Strand Acoustics Tuesday.
– We have also assigned experts in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands,who have expertise in antiquarian wooden, traditional boats and vibration problems concerning antiquarian materials, he adds. ”