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 The Hålogaland Bridge
Bridges News
New icon bridge opens in Norway

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.

About News
COWI has agreed to acquire Arkitema Architects and moves to the top of the Nordic premier league

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.

Teamet bak SUS2023 har gjort noe ingen andre har gjort før dem – de knakk koden og løste byggebransjens industrialiseringsgåte. Her er en liten del av et stort team avbildet, f.v. Torgeir Midthun Fadnes (COWI), Johannes Eggen (Nordic), Bridget White (Nordic) og Kristoffer Tungland (COWI).
About News
Norwegian hospital is the world's best digital construction project

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

About News
COWI expands in the USA to meet market boom in offshore wind farms

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.

Bridges News
Exploring designs for the world’s longest floating bridge

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.

Risk Analysis News
Oil spills more catastrophic to Arctic ecosystems than expected, new study shows

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.

EasyMining
Process industry News
New facilities will recover phosphorus on a large scale

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.

 Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao
Infrastructure News
World's longest sea crossing opens to traffic

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
Tunnels News
An inside look at the world’s third largest bored tunnel

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.

'Little Sister' Bridge
Bridges News
Landmark 'Little Sister' Bridge Opens in Swiss Alps

A new bridge serving the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in eastern Switzerland was officially opened on 18 October 2018.

Nationalmuseum
Buildings News
New Nationalmuseum nominated for building of the year 2019

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).

Hanstholm Havn Aarsleff
Ports and marine structures News
Artificial concrete armour at work to futureproof Denmark’s most exposed port

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.

Nordic - Office of Architecture
Hospitals News
COWI and Nordic in the frontline with innovative BIM

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.

Project management consultancy News
Enhancing service life through digital monitoring

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.

Split-pylon concept bridge to cross Strait of Gibraltar, with two 5 km main spans
Bridges News
Exploring the optimal form for very long-span bridges

Academics have developed a new mathematical modelling technique to identify theoretically optimal forms for very long-span bridges.

Traffic and transportation planning News
New bus rapid transit system to support urban development in growing city

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.

Bridges News
New signature structure connects thriving urban area to natural green spaces

The replacement Walterdale Bridge in Canada is a new iconic structure, connecting the vibrant downtown Edmonton area to the extensive river valley parks.

Energy News
Three Baltic Pipe contracts have been added to the order book

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.

Buildings News
New certification scheme for climate-neutral buildings is on its way

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.

New York Bridge
Bridges News
Iconic New York bridge opens to traffic

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 – Office of Architecture
Airports News
Nordic and COWI to develop Iceland's main airport

Nordic and COWI, together with local partners, have won the framework contract for Isavia’s development of Iceland’s main airport, Keflavik International Airport.

Pedestrian bridge
About News
COWI profit increases significantly and the order book is booming

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.

Bridges to Prosperity
Bridges News
Forging a connection to create economic opportunity and safe access in Rwanda

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.

COWI Try students
About News
COWI Try students present visions for Europe's first plus city

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.

Bridges News
London's newest moveable bridge installed

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.

About News
COWI expands activities in Southeast Asia

COWI has strengthened its position in Southeast Asia with the inauguration of COWI Singapore PTE LTD and the opening of a new office.

Bridges News
Ian Firth at TED: "Bridges must be beautiful"

In his TED Talk, published today, COWI Consultant Ian Firth discusses the evolution of bridges and the value they bring to the world.

Wind energy News
New research can pave the way to optimised concrete structures

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.

Bridges News
Great Belt Link celebrates its 20th anniversary

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.

fornebu ground
Metros News
1.4 kilometres of core samples are key to ensure durability of new major metro

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.

Tunnels News
COWI wins Singapore super sewer design contract

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).

Byalaget_utan_loggor
Urbanisation News
Visualisations help to adapt Malmö to climate change

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.

Tunnels News
COWI Purchases Select Tunnel Resources of ILF Consultants, Inc.

COWI in North America is pleased to welcome the addition of tunnel professionals from the US operating company of ILF Consultants, Inc.

Viden
Planning News
Innovation districts mark the 4th industrial revolution

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.

award
Bridges News
Cowi project angus l. Macdonald bridge "the big lift," wins acec bc award of excellence

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.

Karlastaden
Buildings News
COWI planning the installations in the tallest building in the Nordics

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.

Bridges News
Former CEO receives award for his lifework in civil engineering

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.

handskak-förvärv
Buildings News
COWI fortifies its position in Stockholm

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.

Bridges News
The longest sea crossing bridge in India is under way in Mumbai

COWI has been awarded the contract for the detailed design of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link bridge in India.

Kappala plant
Sustainability News
New method for sustainable water purification is taking shape

A new sustainable method for treating contaminated groundwater is taking shape in a PhD study in COWIs department for waste and contaminated sites.

Wind energy News
New project seeks to optimise the designs of offshore wind turbine structures

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.

About News
Notice of the annual general meeting 2018 of COWI Holding A/S

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.

Stoncutters
About News
COWI generates best-ever operating profit and order book

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.

Mapping
Mapping and geo services News
The largest European mapping project is about to take off

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.

Tunnels News
London's new energy highway is open

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.

Driverless transport
Digitalisation and technology News
‘Driverless’ transport model to be developed in Oslo

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.

Bridges News
COWI wins big at ACEC Washington's 2018 Excellence in Engineering Awards

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.

Stockholm Central Station
Buildings News
Stockholm Central Station – a new high performer in sustainability

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.

News
Annual general meeting of COWI Holding A/S - preliminary agenda

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.

Businesses set to be key players in the green transition
Industry News
Businesses set to be key players in the green transition

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.

Halogaland Bridge Norway
Bridges News
COWI moves up the ENR ladder with new record-breaking bridge

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.

parking cowi
Digitalisation and technology News
Video feed makes parking easy

​​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.

worker in tunnel cowi
Mapping and geo services News
New method to reduce risk of damage to buildings during tunnel constructions

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
Bridges News
Bridge expert: The smallest design parts are the most satisfying

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

Low-temperature district heating ESS
Energy News
Urban area will be heated with surplus heat from laboratories

New urban area will be heated with surplus heat from laboratories.

Køge North Station bridge Copenhagen
Bridges News
190 tons bridge lift marks technical climax

A huge 190 tons and 40 meters long bridge segment forming Køge North Station was lifted in place.

Urbanization
Urbanisation News
Urban development create jobs in agriculture and forestry

Urban development can create jobs in agriculture and forestry

The Mersey Gateway bridge
Bridges News
Mersey Gateway Bridge opens to traffic

​​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.

Halogaland Bridge Norway
Bridges News
Hålogaland Bridge is Norway's second largest suspension bridge

Major milestone reached for Norway's second largest suspension bridge

Abu Hamour tunnel
Tunnels News
Abu Hamour tunnel named Global Best Project

Engineering News Record has named the tunnel Best Water/Wastewater Project of 2017.

Copenhagen Metro Flintholm
Metros News
COWI to design one of Scandinavia's largest metro projects

​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.

COWIs growth continues to climb
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COWI's growth curve continues to climb

​​COWI continues its positive course in 2017, showing increasing turnover and a number of new prestigious projects in its order book.

Hospital Interior entrance
Hospitals News
Two hands will gather children and adolescents and women in labour

To establish the world’s best hospital for children, adolescents and their families.

Sustainability News
Phosphorus recovery plants can reduce pressure on scarce resources

Phosphorus recovery plants can reduce pressure on scarce resources

Airports News
Blasted mountains will deliver stones for new runways in Greenland

Blasted mountains will deliver stones for new runways in Greenland

News
Students go straight from summer jobs to permanent employment

Students go straight from summer jobs to permanent employment

District heating and cooling News
COWI wins large order for Chinese energy giant

COWI wins large order for Chinese energy giant

Water supply News
New Water Main is a Long-Distance Runner

New Water Main is a Long-Distance Runner

Bridges News
Two COWI bridges shortlisted at The Structural Awards

Two COWI bridges shortlisted at The Structural Awards

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COWI makes Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For

COWI makes Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work For

Biomass and waste to energy News
IFC and COWI launch 'Biomass to Energy' guide

IFC and COWI launch 'Biomass to Energy' guide

District heating and cooling News
Brine cells offer new method for energy storage

Brine cells offer new method for energy storage

Traffic and transportation planning News
Traffic safety

Analysis of aerial video data can improve traffic safety

News
Elliott Bay Seawall wins two Excellence in Concrete Awards

Elliott Bay Seawall wins two Excellence in Concrete Awards

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Danish Swedish collaboration

Royal seal of approval for Danish-Swedish collaboration

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COWI North America ranks high on ENR's Top 500

COWI North America ranks high on ENR's Top 500

Tunnels News
COWI wins project in One Belt One Road

COWI wins project in One Belt One Road

Digitalisation and technology News
3D design revolutionises urban water drainage

3D design revolutionises urban water drainage

Digitalisation and technology News
New BIM model gathers all disciplines on railway projects

New BIM model gathers all disciplines on railway projects

Climate change News
New solution for cloudburst protection of large buildings

New solution for cloudburst protection of large buildings

Sydhavn recycling centre
Waste and resources News
State-of-the-art recycling centre will transform waste into resources

State-of-the-art recycling centre will transform waste into resources

Urbanisation News
COWI entrusted to help develop knowledge hub in Stockholm

COWI entrusted to help develop knowledge hub in Stockholm

Sustainability News
Self-driving bus is first stop to a smarter and more sustainable city

Self-driving bus is first stop to a smarter and more sustainable city

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Henriette Hallberg Thygesen elected to the Board of COWI

Henriette Hallberg Thygesen elected to the Board of COWI

Tunnels News
New transport corridor to boost the economy in Stockholm

New transport corridor to boost the economy in Stockholm

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COWI acquires Stockholm-based company

COWI acquires Stockholm-based company

Biomass and waste to energy News
Encroacher bushes to be transformed into energy in Namibia

Encroacher bushes to be transformed into energy in Namibia

Climate change News
New tools to put a price on companies’ climate footprint

New tools to put a price on companies’ climate footprint

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Notice of the annual general meeting 2017 of COWI Holding A/S

Notice of the annual general meeting 2017 of COWI Holding A/S

Commercial buildings News
Lidl wins award for the world’s greenest new retail building

Lidl wins award for the world’s greenest new retail building

Transport hubs News
COWI wins large railway station project in Riga

COWI wins large railway station project in Riga

Urbanisation News
Massive investments to improve sanitation in major African cities

Massive investments to improve sanitation in major African cities

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COWI delivers considerable top-line and bottom-line growth

COWI delivers considerable top-line and bottom-line growth

Digitalisation and technology News
Drones do the legwork for construction of dams in Zambia

Drones do the legwork for construction of dams in Zambia

Footbridge in Rwanda
Bridges News
60-metre footbridge brings community out of rural isolation

60-metre footbridge brings community out of rural isolation

Mapping and geo services News
New study will develop method for digital mapping of railway equipment

New study will develop method for digital mapping of railway equipment

Buildings News
Investment experts: Green buildings give investors the highest return

Investment experts: Green buildings give investors the highest return

Airports News
COWI to design another 23,300 sqm at Oslo Airport

COWI to design another 23,300 sqm at Oslo Airport