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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.
COWI has had a successful 2017, with its best results and strongest order book ever. A favourable purchasing position and increased presence in Southeast Asia help support the expectations of continued growth towards 2020.
To optimise the management and development of the forests – an important contributor to the Swedish economy – Swedish authorities have asked COWI to provide up-to-date laser data of an area of 400.000 km². The mapping project will be the largest of its kind in Europe.
London's new energy superhighway, the London Power Tunnels, has officially opened. The £1bn project to rewire the capital involved creating a new network of 32km of tunnels to carry over 200km of high voltage electricity cables across London.
COWI has won a contract to look at ‘New technological trends and their impact on mobility’. The initial focus is on the possibilities for mobility in Oslo offered by the latest technological trends and the phasing-in of driverless vehicles.
COWI North America is proud to be recognized by ACEC Washington (ACEC-WA) as a recipient of two 2018 Excellence in Engineering Awards: Baring Bridge Emergency Repair won a Silver Award in the category of "Successful Fulfillment of Client/Owner Needs" and the Abraham Lincoln Bridge won a Gold Award in the Structural Systems category. COWI was presented with the awards on January 19, 2018 during ACEC-WA annual Excellence in Engineering Gala.
Over 200,000 visitors pass through the Central Station in Stockholm every day. The 150-year-old building is not only one of the most-frequented spaces in the Nordic region; now it has also been assessed and certified as a high performer in sustainability under the international ‘BREEAM In-Use’ system.
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 Holding A/S, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
Last week, nearly 100 business people and the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate met at COWI in Lyngby, Denmark, to discuss how industries can make an active contribution to a cost-effective green transition, and what conditions need to be in place to remain a green frontrunner on the global stage.
COWI has been awarded the contract for the detailed design of a record-breaking suspension bridge across the Dardenelles Strait near Canakkale in western Turkey.
A new smart parking concept is offering an easier life for car park owners and urban drivers. Based on a video feed and a smart computer, the future of parking has arrived.
Groundwater leakage into subsurface constructions, such as tunnels and shafts, can cause a drop of pore pressure in clay resulting in land subsidence with the potential of serious damage to buildings. New research gives better tools for mitigating the risks.
Destructor Bridge in Bath was awarded ‘as a fine example of how to succeed in bridge design at the prestigious Structural Awards in the UK
New urban area will be heated with surplus heat from laboratories.
A huge 190 tons and 40 meters long bridge segment forming Køge North Station was lifted in place.
Urban development can create jobs in agriculture and forestry
The three-pylon cable-stayed bridge is a UK landmark structure recognisable throughout the North West and beyond, providing a much-needed new crossing of the river and acting as a catalyst for growth in the region.
Major milestone reached for Norway's second largest suspension bridge
Engineering News Record has named the tunnel Best Water/Wastewater Project of 2017.
A joint venture between COWI A/S and Multiconsult ASA has won the contract to design the Fornebu Line (Fornebubanen), that will link the Fornebu peninsula to the Norwegian capital.
COWI continues its positive course in 2017, showing increasing turnover and a number of new prestigious projects in its order book.
To establish the world’s best hospital for children, adolescents and their families.
Phosphorus recovery plants can reduce pressure on scarce resources
Blasted mountains will deliver stones for new runways in Greenland
Students go straight from summer jobs to permanent employment
COWI wins large order for Chinese energy giant
New Water Main is a Long-Distance Runner
Two COWI bridges shortlisted at The Structural Awards
COWI makes Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For
IFC and COWI launch 'Biomass to Energy' guide
Brine cells offer new method for energy storage
Analysis of aerial video data can improve traffic safety
Elliott Bay Seawall wins two Excellence in Concrete Awards
Royal seal of approval for Danish-Swedish collaboration
COWI North America ranks high on ENR's Top 500
COWI wins project in One Belt One Road
3D design revolutionises urban water drainage
New BIM model gathers all disciplines on railway projects
New solution for cloudburst protection of large buildings
State-of-the-art recycling centre will transform waste into resources
COWI entrusted to help develop knowledge hub in Stockholm
Self-driving bus is first stop to a smarter and more sustainable city
Henriette Hallberg Thygesen elected to the Board of COWI
New transport corridor to boost the economy in Stockholm
COWI acquires Stockholm-based company
Encroacher bushes to be transformed into energy in Namibia
New tools to put a price on companies’ climate footprint
Notice of the annual general meeting 2017 of COWI Holding A/S
Lidl wins award for the world’s greenest new retail building
COWI wins large railway station project in Riga
Massive investments to improve sanitation in major African cities
COWI delivers considerable top-line and bottom-line growth
Drones do the legwork for construction of dams in Zambia
60-metre footbridge brings community out of rural isolation
New study will develop method for digital mapping of railway equipment
Investment experts: Green buildings give investors the highest return
COWI to design another 23,300 sqm at Oslo Airport