FiReCo has a long and strong tradition of participating in national and international research projects. This is an efficient approach for staying ahead and establishes good relations to major research institutes, leading customers, and test facilities. FiReCo has close contact with institutions like DNV GL, FFI, SINTEF, Inspecta, HIØ, UiO and NTNU in Norway, and are well known to VTT, KTH and DTU in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
The majority of research programs have been within the defense industry, but FiReCo has also participated in several EU funded projects, as well as national NFR projects. The majority of projects have been related to marine applications, but FiReCo is also involved in airframe (helicopter) structures and various vehicles design projects for land and infrastructure projects.
Research has mainly been within the areas of material characterization and testing, bonding, structural surveillance and monitoring, non-destructive testing, vessel design, fire safety/fire properties, risk analysis, and finally classified topics like e.g. radar signature (absorption/reflection), electromagnetic shielding, blast and fragment resistance and underwater shock resistance.
FiReCo has also (since 2012) obtained the status as research organization by SKATTEFUNN in Norway, which means that Norwegian companies can apply for FiReCo’s services in their research or development programs and get tax refunds.
FiReCo wish to thank the following companies for the kind permission to use their pictures: Den kongelige norske marine, NFR, Umoe Mandal, VEU, EU and NATO