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Microplastics from tyres account for around 28 per cent of the microplastic pollution in our seas. In a research project for the Norwegian Retailers' Environment Fund, Aquateam COWI is now investigating what impact the black microplastic actually has.
The Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind project off the coast of New Jersey, NY, has the potential to supply up to 2,500 megawatts of renewable green energy to multiple markets along the Eastern Seaboard. In addition to generating enough clean energy to power nearly one million homes, the project will also create jobs and play a part in boosting the region's economy.
COWI has signed an agreement to divest its aerial mapping business to the Hexagon Group, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions. The acquisition is expected to be completed during Q2 2020, when approximately 400 employees and assets related to COWI’s mapping business will transfer to the Hexagon Group. The Norwegian mapping activities will be transferred separately, pending approval from the Norwegian authorities.
The annual general meeting for COWI Holding A/S will be held on Thursday 26 March 2020 at 15:30 in the canteen at COWI Holding A/S, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
COWI escalates its ambitions in the international market by implementing a number of changes in the organisation. The consulting company intends to concentrate its efforts even more intensely on infrastructure and wind energy, and on furthering growth in the UK and the USA. The changes lead to several COWI chief executives switching roles.
To solve the challenges of a busy road with 100,000 cars moving every day, the Hong Kong Administrative Region decided that a bridge could solve the issue. Today, the Stonecutters Bridge functions as a gateway to the city and stands as a landmark in the Hong Kong skyline.
In December, AMC (Aas-Jakobsen, COWI and Multiconsult with Johs Holt) and partners signed a framework contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for fjord crossings in North-West Norway.
COWI is accelerating its drive towards a more sustainable future: “Next year, we will become carbon neutral, and within the next ten years, we will reduce our actual CO₂ footprint by 70 percent. The end target is zero emissions by 2050,” says CEO Lars-Peter Søbye.
A new sustainable method for treating contaminated groundwater has taken shape in a PhD study headed by Bente Højlund, COWI. Major advantages: 1) No chemicals or bacterial cultures are injected and 2) zero groundwater is extracted. With millions of contaminated sites around the world and the subsequent risk of drinking water pollution, sustainable and low-cost cleaning methods are in high demand.
Lidl’s store on Gotland has been certified as the world’s first completely climate-neutral grocery store under the new NollC02 (Zero CO2) scheme. Lidl engaged COWI to help it to meet the demanding requirements for certification.
In a three-part delivery to the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT), COWI will work to increase protection of nature and the environment, social responsibility and sustainability.
How can smart technology optimise construction processes? Since the Urbantech program started back in August, this has been the focus of COWI's collaboration with two tech start-ups: Norwegian Catenda and Spanish SAALG Geomechanics. At the Demo Day on November 8, the results were presented at BLOXHUB in Copenhagen.
Phan Åge Haugård will make his mark in the world, wrote the jury in its citation. For the second year running, COWI has come away with the prestigious ‘Young Consultant of the Year’ award from RIF (the Norwegian Consulting Engineers’ Association).
Every year, new bridges are being built around the world to span further, reach higher and extend wider. This means that more time, materials and expertise are also required. How will we adapt to meet these challenges in a sustainable way? New research seeks to provide some of the answers.
Since 2015, one of Denmark's biggest and most ambitious smart energy projects EnergyLab Nordhavn has been working on finding new solutions for sustainable and flexible energy systems in cities. And now, the 12 partners behind the project have presented recommendations for how to accelerate the development. A part of the answer is intelligent and energy-efficient buildings on which COWI engineers have been leading the work at EnergyLab Nordhavn.
Can BIM models help to save lives at the new Stavanger University Hospital in Norway?
Moving around Copenhagen’s inner city just got easier. The new City Circle Line will play an important part in relieving traffic congestion and transporting residents and visitors much faster and easier. The driverless and fully automatic metro is expected to carry more than 100 million passengers a year.
To address the world's freshwater scarcity, COWI’s industrial PhD Raphaël Payet-Burin has developed an open-source model in partnership with the Technical University of Denmark and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The framework is a step forward in solving complex water and agricultural challenges and well in line with COWI's digital and societal ambitions.
Arcadis Ost 1 is one of the latest offshore wind farm developments born from the German renewable energy support system. The wind farm will produce enough energy to power 290,000 households and plays an important role in producing wind energy originating from the sea regions. COWI has staffed up its Hamburg office to meet the growing demand for wind expertise.
A new strategic plan seeks to enhance socio-economic development and sustainable management of the Zambezi Watercourse shared by eight African States. COWI has led the development of the plan – a crucial element to balance the need for economic growth and the increasing risk of droughts and floods.
Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg is now under construction, a development which will accommodate 1,300 homes and 5,000–6,000 jobs, with restaurants, pre-schools and hotels – and a man-made peninsula. COWI has won the contract to produce a tender specification setting out how the peninsula is to be built.
The acquisition of Arkitema Architects on 4 January 2019 resulted in new projects and an increase in turnover in the first half of 2019. The order book is generally solid, and the continuing urbanisation as well as energy and climate measures are a strong driver for the demand for COWI's services. That explains the company’s relatively positive outlook on its own future, despite of a challenging level of earnings in the first half year and the ominous clouds on the horizon of the world economy.
As the Maltese become wealthier and welcome more tourists, the island’s waste volumes increase. Therefore, the Maltese government has decided to construct a modern, energy-efficient waste incineration plant with an expected annual capacity of some 200,000 tonnes of waste. COWI acts as client consultant on the project.
Multiple ideas for how to realise a vision of make nine artificial islands into one of the most sustainable industrial areas of tomorrow have been presented by 34 engineering students at this year's summer job programme ‘COWI Try’.
Integrating environmental requirements into digital project design work increases the likelihood of delivering climate-friendly solutions.
The EJ Whitten Bridge Widening Scheme, Taplow Footbridge and Mersey Gateway Bridge, as well as Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium have been shortlisted in this year's prestigious global Structural Awards.
Waste is an ever-increasing problem in popular destinations like the Seychelles, Mauritius and the Marshall Islands following economic growth and increased tourism. COWI is advising the development of solutions that could point the way to sustainable management of waste in these exotic but vulnerable island communities, which are struggling with a lack of basic infrastructure, resources and space.
34 students from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK will be working to develop innovative climate solutions for 'Holmene’, one of the largest urban development projects in northern Europe; COWI Try is a summer job programme aiming to find young talents, giving them the opportunity toexplore the potential for new and creative solutions together with the municipality of Hvidovre.
Ten startups have now been selected, by some of the leading Danish companies within sustainable urban development, to join the Urbantech innovation- and accelerator program.
Preem, the largest fuel company in Sweden has made big investments in recent years to convert its refinery in Gothenburg to process renewable raw materials. It is now taking the next step, and further modifications and adaptations are being made to the refinery to enable it to produce more fuel from renewables. The company has enlisted COWI to take overall responsibility for the project.
Another important milestone in Taiwan’s green transition has taken place: the detailed design for Formosa 1 Phase 2 has been successfully delivered by COWI, following that of Phase 1 which became operational in April 2017. Construction of the 20 monopile foundations supporting Siemens Gamesa 6.0-154 turbines has commenced this month.
The Mersey Gateway Bridge has been awarded the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award for 2019, the highest distinction awarded by the association.
The islanders and the many tourists visiting the picturesque Danish island Anholt can look forward to a summer with improved beach conditions and a safer coastal road. The new coastal protection is in place and will together with proper beach nourishment reduce erosion and protect the coast for many years to come.
Today, 31 May 2019, Rail Net Denmark inaugurates the first high-speed railway in Denmark: The new railway from Copenhagen to Ringsted. It is the largest railway project in more than 60 years and COWI has been involved as consultant since the early beginnings in 2010 – above and underground.
The inauguration of a new transportation hotspot Køge North Station is taking place today, introducing a spectacular pedestrian bridge, a station and parking facilities to the public. Køge North Station is not only a significant crossing for sustainable mobility but also a unique example of Danish architecture and engineering.
A remarkable addition to the city’s public transport infrastructure, the first part of Doha Metro’s Red Line, started its service for the public on May 8th running from Al Qassar in the North to Al Wakra in the South. Doha Metro consists of four lines serving the Greater Doha area and includes underground and on elevated rail sections, bridges and passes. The metro network connects town centres, commercial hubs and residential areas throughout the city and is considered one of the world’s most modern metro and railway systems.
CPH City & Port Development has chosen its technical and EIA consultants for the establishment of the new island of Lynetteholmen: COWI will be responsible for the technical consultancy work, while Rambøll will produce the EIA report.
Last night, COWI's non-disruptive bridge repairs on the Gade Valley Viaduct was recognised with the Innovative Operator award at the NCE100 event in the UK. The event celebrates civil engineering companies that are making an impact in 2019
Demand for cleaner fuel alternatives is increasing sharply. Over the next few years, Gasum will open liquefied gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Gasum has engaged COWI to help out with the endeavour.
What impact will the latest technological trends have on future mobility in Oslo and Akershus? In the latest Oslo study launched today COWI and PTV set out some of the answers.
To accommodate ongoing and recently won offshore wind projects, COWI has opened a branch office in Taipei, adding to its Asian presence with offices in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.
With nearly 90 percent of the needed land acquisitions in place, the biggest obstacle for completion of a new bypass road in Kampala has finally been removed. The road is set to facilitate more regional trade and relieve congestion in the fast-growing Ugandan capital.
One of the biggest green ‘smart city’ projects in northern Europe is starting up right now in Aarhus, Denmark. It all revolves around a public housing complex which is to be fitted with new and intelligent energy systems designed to bring Aarhus closer to the target of a climate-neutral municipality in 2030.
The 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 and have truly become goals that countries, companies and institutions adopt and want to work with. But how are we to determine and measure the sustainability impact of different solutions? A new tool aims to help act out the many good intentions.
Aarsleff, COWI, Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter and Zeso Architects are to design and plan the 80,000 m2 enlargement of Copenhagen Airport (CPH). The project is part of the unprecedented expansion which is intended to cater for 40 million passengers a year.
The construction sector accounts for substantial emissions, and the level of reuse in the industry is low. But why is that so, and how can we turn this around? Round table on recycling in a circular perspective at COWI’s head office in Hasle, Norway.
Can we use the technology driving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to create a more sustainable and transparent coffee industry? This is the subject of Project Manager Asger Strange Olesen’s study, which is backed by COWIfonden and will be carried out in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, among others. The perspective is nothing less than disruption of the raw material world trade.
New tender models are needed to realise the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Models that intersect disciplines and include sustainability as a competitive parameter. This was one of the findings when the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and COWI held a workshop on how to integrate SDGs in tender procedures. Some municipalities are already well on their way.
The annual general meeting for COWI Holding A/S will be held on Thursday 28 March 2019 at 15:30 in the canteen at COWI, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
COWI has won the contract to assist the Ugandan Ministry of Works and Transport in the development of a new national transport master plan. Purpose is to promote better strategic transportation planning and provide recommendations on investment priorities and measures needed to support economic growth and the living conditions of citizens.
Thanks to a range of strategic initiatives COWI managed to increase its turnover for the 15th consecutive year while also achieving a considerable increase in earnings. A solid order book, strong customer relations and the acquisition of Arkitema Architects provide for expectations of further growth.
The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway project celebrated financial close with the signing ceremony of a $365 Million, 15-year term loan facility with six local banking institutions on 7 February 2019. The expressway will link Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines, with Cordova Municipality on Mactan Island and is expected to cut travel time between Mactan and Cebu International Airport by 40 minutes.
They manage and secure some of the country’s most critical functions and projects. With a new Security Act, ever-smarter buildings and a heightened threat level, the demand for their expertise has grown. Now they are looking for more people to join their team.
The Ministry of Public Works in Chile has approved the Definitive Design of what will be South America's Longest Suspension Bridge.
The annual general meeting will be held on Thursday 28 March 2019 at 15:30 in the canteen of COWI Holding A/S, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
Today, the Danish Government and Hvidovre Municipality are launching one of the greenest and most innovative industrial areas in Northern Europe: Holmene. COWI contributes to shaping the vision for this large-scale urban de-velopment project.
Five COWI volunteers have just returned from Kazabe, Rwanda where they helped the local community construct a life-changing footbridge.
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved COWI's acquisition of Arkitema – just one month after submission of application.
Opening this weekend, Norway’s stunning new Hålogaland Bridge is a living example of a principle most architects and engineers seem to agree on; while bridges need to be functional, safe and durable, they should also be elegant and beautiful. When done right, bridges become a symbol of their location. Done wrong, bridges are like graffiti on their cities.
COWI has entered into an agreement to acquire Denmark's biggest architectural practice for a three-digit million DKK amount. The aim is to develop even better, more aesthetic and integrated solutions within urban development, liveability, climate and sustainability.
While planning the Stavanger University Hospital (SUS2023), COWI and Nordic's project group cracked the code that a whole building industry has been looking for. Tonight the project was named the world's best digital construction project
COWI increases its presence in the USA significantly, e.g. for the consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts – the first major US offshore wind energy project. The project is part of a masterplan to construct 10 GW offshore wind farms.
Aas-Jakobsen, COWI and Multiconsult/Johs Holt are working with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to find the most effective bridge solution to take the E39 over Bjørnafjorden in Norway. The planned 5-km floating bridge will be the longest in the world.
A COWI industrial PhD project has revealed that the long-term exposure from oil spills in the Arctic could be much more damaging to pelagic ecosystems than previously thought.
Phosphorus mining causes major environmental problems. But there is now green technology available to recover phosphorus from the ash from incinerated sludge, and it is to be used in new facilities planned in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. COWI has been commissioned by EasyMining to design the plants.
The new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao link includes the world's longest immersed tunnel for road traffic, which for Chinese contractors was designed using an innovative watertight concrete structure developed by COWI's tunnel experts.
The Lower Thames Crossing is a major new road in the South East of England that will nearly double road capacity across the river Thames and almost halve northbound journey times at the congested Dartford Crossing. A newly released video shows what the tunnel could look like 15 years after opening.
A new bridge serving the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in eastern Switzerland was officially opened on 18 October 2018.
For the first time in 148 years Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has been completely renovated. On 13 October the museum will be open to the general public again after being closed for five years. COWI Projektbyrån was commissioned by National Property Board Sweden for the construction project management of this complicated and extensive renovation project, which has been nominated for Årets Bygge 2019 (Building of the Year 2019).
Designing a breakwater to protect a vulnerable coastal environment susceptible to destructive storms off the North Sea is not an easy task. A new artificial concrete armour technology has been selected as part of the solution.
The BIM team at Stavanger University Hospital (SUS2023) is doing something no-one else in the world has done before. Autodesks AEC Excellence Awards has now named this Norwegian project as one of the best BIM projects in the world.
COWI has been awarded a contract for the Structural Health Monitoring System upgrade on the Pont de Normandie in northern France. A co-created digital monitoring system will empower CCI Seine Estuaire to make informed decisions for the iconic, world-renowned structure.
Academics have developed a new mathematical modelling technique to identify theoretically optimal forms for very long-span bridges.
A new BRT (bus rapid transit) system, Denmark’s first, will help boost the city of Aalborg and support future urban development. The system is expected to be ready in 2023. COWI will assist Aalborg Municipality in the design of the new system.
The replacement Walterdale Bridge in Canada is a new iconic structure, connecting the vibrant downtown Edmonton area to the extensive river valley parks.
COWI just won three contracts on the proposed billion-euro Baltic Pipe project. The some 950-kilometre gas pipeline will transport gas from Norway to Denmark and Poland. The Baltic Pipe will boost competition on the European gas market and secure the gas supply in Poland and Eastern Europe.
The global supermarket chain Lidl is taking yet another important step within sustainable buildings with a new store piloting the new NollCO2 certification. Lidl has engaged COWI to help it to meet the demanding requirements.
A new landmark bridge, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York, was officially inaugurated this past weekend, ready to serve an anticipated 140,000 motorists per day.
Nordic and COWI, together with local partners, have won the framework contract for Isavia’s development of Iceland’s main airport, Keflavik International Airport.
COWI delivers solid results for the first half of 2018: Operating profit is up by more than 60 per cent and the order book is fuller than ever before. Urbanisation remains the key driver, and the consulting company has landed several prestigious projects in Scandinavia and internationally. COWI expects to see continued growth despite global political unrest.
The 3,000+ person community of Kucyaruseke in Rwanda is celebrating improved access to healthcare, education and markets for years to come, thanks to a brand new footbridge built in collaboration with 10 volunteer employees from COWI and Freyssinet, a dedicated team of local labourers, and the non-profit organisation Bridges to Prosperity.
Easymile cable cars, a bicycle superhighway and an amphitheatre that stores storm water. This year’s COWI Try students brought creative ideas to the table. More than half of the students have signed contracts for further studies or employment with COWI.
The deck of London's newest moveable bridge was installed yesterday following a 36-hour voyage across the North Sea from its fabrication site in Belgium to its new home in Canary Wharf, London.
COWI has strengthened its position in Southeast Asia with the inauguration of COWI Singapore PTE LTD and the opening of a new office.
In his TED Talk, published today, COWI Consultant Ian Firth discusses the evolution of bridges and the value they bring to the world.
Industrial PhD student Jens-Christian Kragh-Poulsen will spend much of the next three years in the company of 20 concrete beams in a test hall at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The purpose is to learn more about the strength of arch-shaped concrete structures, which are used in foundations for wind turbines.
Today, the Great Belt Link celebrates its 20th anniversary. Not only is the link is one of Denmark's most iconic landmarks, it also reduces travel time with 75 minutes for more than 27,000 vehicles every day.
1.4 kilometres of core samples. 10 different locations. Drill holes down to 140 metres. All to ensure that one of Norway's largest metro projects is built on safe ground.
In partnership with CPG Corporation, COWI has been awarded the design works for Contract T-09 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. The contract was awarded by Leighton Asia, who are contracted to Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB (the client).
In a unique partnership with Lund University, COWI is helping to adapt Malmö to climate change. The work is part of an EU project to identify solutions sought by local players to achieve different sorts of objectives, such as a reduced risk of flooding and greater well-being.
COWI in North America is pleased to welcome the addition of tunnel professionals from the US operating company of ILF Consultants, Inc.
Innovation districts are an emerging urban development trend. Characteristics include diversity of research institutions, companies and start-ups are collaborating in a walkable geographic area . American innovation district expert Julie Wagner recently visited COWI to discuss the phenomenon and its fundamentals.
COWI North America is proud to be recognized by ACEC British Columbia (ACECBC) as a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Engineering Awards in the Transportation & Bridges category for the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge Suspended Spans Superstructure Replacement – "The Big Lift" project. COWI was presented with the award on April 7, 2018 during ACEC-BC annual Excellence in Engineering Gala.
Bravida has chosen COWI to plan the installations in Karlatornet in Gothenburg. At 245 metres high, and with 73 floors, the tower will be the tallest building in the Nordic region.
From CERN in Switzerland to The Great Belt Bridge in Denmark – former CEO in COWI Klaus Ostenfeld has left his mark on many massive constructions throughout his more than 40 years in COWI. Last week, he was awarded the annual Prix Albert Caquot by the French Association of Civil Engineering.
COWI is taking yet another step to strengthen its position in Stockholm and within the installation and energy segment by acquiring PB Teknik AB — a heating, ventilation and sanitation consultancy firm. COWI has almost doubled its operations in Stockholm over the past few years.
COWI has been awarded the contract for the detailed design of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link bridge in India.
A new sustainable method for treating contaminated groundwater is taking shape in a PhD study in COWIs department for waste and contaminated sites.
To keep momentum and meet the EU targets for renewable energy, it is important to keep looking for ways to optimise the methods used to obtain wind energy. Engineer Joey Velarde is on the case.
The annual general meeting for COWI Holding A/S will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 15:30 in the canteen at COWI, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.