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Conference strengthens COWI's position as leading tunnel consultant

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By uniting engineers from all over the world, the two-day conference in the UK for 90 of COWI’s tunnel and underground specialists further strengthens the collaboration among COWI tunnellers across the globe.

For two fruitful days, 7 – 8 September 2015, COWI’s tunnel specialists met in Brighton, UK, to share technical knowledge and to discuss combining their expertise with the multidisciplinary capability of COWI to enhance our growing reputation as a full service provider within tunnel and underground engineering.

The purpose of the conference was to promote and facilitate Collaboration and Life Long Learning to support COWI's development in Underground Engineering and to bring together some of the 380 underground engineers from around the globe that work on our major projects.

Jotham Vizard, Senior Vice President for COWI Tunnel and Underground Engineering, explains the important contribution to society that COWI’s Underground Engineers can make around the world:

"Urbanisation is placing ever increasing demands on the infrastructure of our cities, and tunnels and underground engineering is an essential element in shaping our cities to meet future population growth. From utility tunnels to carbon efficient mass transit metro systems, COWI is delivering these high-end services around the globe."

Andy Sloan, Corporate Director for COWI Subsidiary Donaldson, says:
"Working together, COWI Tunnels is one of the largest tunnel and underground specialists in the world and contains a wealth of experience in most types of tunnel expertise. This conference fulfilled the opportunity for colleagues based around the globe to share the huge amount of knowledge available throughout the company."

Conference topics

During the two-day conference, topics such as successful selection of tunnel boring machines and standardisation of geotechnical baseline reports were discussed. Further, Stephen Hatch and Emily Leonard from Willis London gave significant input on professional indemnity policies.


The first COWI Tunnel conference has been a successful event, gathering our excellent specialists to spread knowledge about our collective skills and experience – in order to act as One COWI.

LAST UPDATED: 03.08.2017