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Charlotte Holm

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GIS and IT News
Smart sensor technology used for preserving Norwegian World Heritage site

The colourful row of historic wooden buildings on Bryggen in Bergen has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979 and is the third most visited tourist attraction in Norway. Now, 21 smart sensors monitoring the condition of Bryggen around the clock, is enabling action to be taken more quickly than before and helping to preserve this World Heritage site for the future.

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Sustainability News
Ambitious measures shave off 70 per cent of COWI’s carbon footprint by 2030

COWI will drastically reduce the company’s air travel, domestic and international. Furthermore, COWI's car fleet will be converted to hybrid or electric cars. These measures will contribute to reducing COWI's carbon footprint by more than 70 per cent by 2030, compared to baseline year 2008, and to reaching carbon neutrality in 2050.

Bridges News
We stay committed to build more bridges to prosperity

The global pandemic has resulted in this year's edition of Bridges to Prosperity being cancelled, but COWI will continue our support for the bridge-building charity. While looking forward to future projects, we look back at last year's project and the impact it made on the communities it connects in rural Rwanda.

Bridges News
Rapid progress in bridge project

Despite difficult site conditions with the ongoing COVID-19 situation and severe flooding in the area earlier this year, the Hams Way Footbridge in Worcester in England recently reached a major project milestone with the installation of the main span.

About News
COWI delivers strong half-year result despite COVID-19

COWI looks back at six months of significantly improved bottom-line results, successful integration of Arkitema as well as higher customer satisfaction. Infrastructure investments in, e.g., the UK, ongoing green transition as well as swift adaptation to ‘the new normal’ build expectations for a very satisfactory result for the full year.

Digitalisation and technology News
Better technology for the cities of the future

Eight of the world's most promising and innovative technology companies have been selected for the accelerator program Urbantech. They are getting the opportunity to scale and grow their solutions through an intense and tailored acceleration process in partnership with COWI and other companies.

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Around the world with COWI

Do you also have that strong urge to fly, but got nowhere to fly to? Don’t worry. This travel guide will take you on a safe, virtual journey around the globe without violating any travel restrictions or risking contracting the coronavirus.

Urbanisation News
Urban area development in the City of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is seeing huge changes these years. Each year, the Danish capital gains more than 10,000 new inhabitants, which increases the demand for housing, businesses, institutions and green spaces.

About News
COWI specialist in a daring attempt

To 62-year old Electrical Engineer Michael Otto, the out-of-office status in his Outlook will mean more than just vacation this summer. He will spend the next six weeks undertaking a daring attempt to paddle his way around the entire Danish coastline. By himself. In a sea kayak.

Process industry News
New framework agreement with Norway's biggest wastewater treatment plant

Each year, Norway’s largest wastewater treatment plant, VEAS, treats 100-110 million m³ of wastewater. The constant development of the plant capacity and the wish to be a leader in technology, have led to new framework agreements at the plant for COWI.

Wind energy News
Fine screening of potential Danish sites for offshore wind farms and energy islands just published

In collaboration with Energinet, an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, COWI assisted the Danish Energy Agency in fine screening potential sites for future offshore wind farms and energy islands in Denmark. The screening demonstrates that, within selected areas, it is feasible to establish additional offshore wind farms in Denmark, either as solitary wind farms or connected to energy islands in the North Sea and in the vicinity of the island of Bornholm.

Infrastructure News
COWI wins projects for the next alignment analysis phase for a fixed Kattegat connection

The largest infrastructure project ever on the drawing board in Denmark is one step further to being realised. In the wake of the first part of the preliminary phase for a fixed connection across the Kattegat sea area, COWI will assist in preparing a more detailed basis for deciding where best to establish the Kattegat Link, onshore and offshore. The projects will be carried out for the Danish Road Directorate; the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority; and Sund & Bælt.

Sustainability News
New research leads to lighter and greener bridges

A recently completed research project revealed the potential for reducing material used for a suspension bridge deck by more than a quarter – meaning a saving of up to 30 per cent of CO₂ emissions.

Nature News
High risk of rockslides and floods in Norway: Many people are nervous

Vast snow volumes will make their way down the Norwegian mountains in the coming weeks. When combined with considerable temperature rises and rainfall, this could lead to an extraordinarily high risk of rockslides and debris floods in May and June.

Sustainability News
Leading Danish companies join forces on an ambitious sustainable fuel project

Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Moller - Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted have formed the first partnership of its kind to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area. The partnership brings together the demand and supply side of sustainable fuels with a vision to realise what could become one of the world’s largest electrolyser and sustainable fuel production facilities. The project can spearhead the maturation of sustainable fuels while creating jobs and new value chains to reinforce Denmark’s role as a green energy leader. COWI act as knowledge partner for the project.

Architecture News
New landmark bridge for tomorrows neighborhood

Denmark’s new cable-stayed bridge is the result of strong collaboration between architects and engineers and connects the upcoming sustainable district “NærHeden” with the neighboring town for the joy of pedestrians, cyclist and drivers.

Data centres News
Streaming causes high emissions: district heating from datacentre can reduce the climate impact

On a global scale, Internet traffic generates just as much CO₂ as air traffic. But a Norwegian data centre has come up with a profitable and green solution. By reusing the heat generated by your streaming activity, they reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption considerably.

Buildings News
Linköping University’s Studenthuset voted ‘Building of the Year 2020’

Studenthuset at Linköping University has just won the most prestigious prize in the Swedish construction industry – Building of the Year 2020. COWI has been part of the project since the beginning, and developed the structural design of the building for the client, Akademiska Hus.

Digitalisation and technology News
Much needed forced digitalisation of the construction industry

These past weeks, consulting engineers have worked from home. COWI has gone from less than 100 to over 5,000 offices relatively smoothly. Many of our colleagues have built new digital procedures from the ground up and successfully so. Many companies have seen the same happen.

Industry News
Expert consortium develops carbon-neutral fuel for sustainable transport

The Power-to-Fuel project, led by Liquid Wind, will establish commercial-scale renewable fuel facilities. The consortium (consisting of Axpo, COWI, Carbon Clean Solutions, Haldor Topsoe, Nel Hydrogen and Siemens) will combine its expertise and technology to produce liquid, carbon-neutral fuel from captured carbon dioxide (CCU) and green hydrogen (from renewable electricity). As an alternative to fossil-based fuel, this new fuel will play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions.

News
Five tips on how to maintain data security when working from home

Working from home is a key measure to succeed in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. However, it also increases your risk of being trapped by cyber criminals.

Sustainability News
Generational handover: From coal to climate anxiety

They represent three generations of engineers in energy and industry. But how did we get from heavy crude oil and coal to carbon capture and climate anxiety?

About News
CORONAVIRUS: We must take care of each other while keeping the wheels turning

The world is in the middle of a crisis. The Coronavirus is spreading fast on a global scale and governments are taking drastic, but necessary, measures to slow down the virus. COWI looks at this situation very seriously; We do everything we can to take care of our employees and customers – while striving to keep the wheels turning and support the economy.

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About News
Annual General Meeting 2020 - Notice of the annual general meeting 2020 of COWI Holding AS

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, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

About News
Strengthened international focus and massive order book hold promise of growth in 2020

Despite challenges in 2019, COWI's order book has never been bigger. The company’s strengthened international focus and the increasing demand for integrated solutions hold promise of growth in the coming year.

Water News
Car tyres are among the culprits when it comes to microplastics – but how dangerous are they really?

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.

Wind energy News
Clean energy for nearly one million homes on the US east coast

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.

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About 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 26 March 2020 at 15:30 in the canteen at COWI Holding A/S, Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

About News
COWI strengthens its international focus

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.

Bridges News
Stonecutters Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary of helping traffic over the Rambler Channel

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.

Bridges News
Framework contract signed for fjord crossings in North-West Norway

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.

Sustainability News
COWI becomes carbon neutral in 2020

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.

Sustainability News
Research reveals promising results for innovative purification of contaminated groundwater

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.

Sustainability News
Lidl certified as the world's first Zero CO₂ grocery store

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.

Environment News
The Norwegian Trekking Association and COWI team up to protect the environment and climate

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.

Digitalisation and technology News
Urbantech 2019: Innovating construction for sustainable cities

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.

Climate change News
Climate adaptation expert wins ‘Young consultant of the year 2019'

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).

Sustainability News
New research to develop more sustainable designs of large concrete structures

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.

Energy News
EnergyLab Nordhavn presents recommendations for smart energy systems in future cities

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.

Digitalisation and technology News
World champions explore how BIM models can save lives at hospitals

Can BIM models help to save lives at the new Stavanger University Hospital in Norway?

Metros News
Copenhagen’s largest construction project in 400 years, Metro Circle Line, opens

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.

Water News
New digital tool supports planning on water infrastructure investments

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.

Wind energy News
Baltic Sea winds to power up more households in Germany

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.

Water News
Strategic plan for vital watercourse in Africa has been approved

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.

Buildings News
Man-made peninsula being built at Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg

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.

About News
Strategic acquisition demonstrates its value to COWI

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.

Waste and resources News
200,000 tonnes of waste per year are to be turned into energy in Malta

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.

Climate change News
Students present innovative solutions for nine artificial islands

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’.

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Waste and resources News
Environmental requirements have entered the digital design model

Integrating environmental requirements into digital project design work increases the likelihood of delivering climate-friendly solutions.

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Bridges News
Four projects shortlisted in the structural awards

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 and resources News
Exotic islands are drowning in waste

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.

Climate change News
Students to develop innovative climate solutions for the ‘Holmene’ land reclamation project

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.

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Buildings News
Ten international tech-startups are ready to accelerate the development of sustainable cities

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.

Industry News
Preem takes next step towards supplying green fuel

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.

Wind energy News
Design completed for Formosa 1 Phase 2, Taiwan’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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.

Bridges News
Mersey Gateway Bridge wins Outstanding Structure Award 2019

The Mersey Gateway Bridge has been awarded the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award for 2019, the highest distinction awarded by the association.

Coastal protection News
New coastal protection defends Anholt’s precious coastline

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.

Railways News
Biggest railway project in 60 years ready for inauguration

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.

Railways News
Greater Copenhagen’s new landmark for green mobility opens

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.

Metros News
Doha residents welcome new metro connections

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.

Area and property development News
New island will take part in the climate protection of Copenhagen

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.

Bridges News
COWI wins the NCE100 Innovative Operator Award

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

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Industry News
New liquefied gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in the Nordic region

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.

Digitalisation and technology News
New report: How self-driving transport will affect the Oslo region

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.

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Wind energy News
COWI strengthens international presence to meet rising demand for renewable energy

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.

Roads and Highways News
Important milestone reached for vital new road in Ugandan capital

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.

Energy News
New type of installation can produce three times as much energy as traditional solar cells

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.

Airports News
‘Co-creation’ will shape CPH airport’s new terminal

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.

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Sustainability News
Costs and inflexible waste regulations among key barriers for recycling in construction industry

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.

Sustainability News
Blockchain technology to increase transparency in coffee industry

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.

Sustainability News
Industry professionals: Sustainability should be a tender award criterion

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.

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About News
Annual general meeting 2019

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.

Traffic and transportation planning News
New master plan to shape a more sustainable transport sector in Uganda

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.

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COWI grows in core markets and increases bottom line considerably

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.

Bridges News
Signing Ceremony marks Financial Close for Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway

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.

Project management consultancy News
Julie knows how to safeguard classified projects

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.

Bridges News
Design of the longest suspension bridge in South America has been approved

The Ministry of Public Works in Chile has approved the Definitive Design of what will be South America's Longest Suspension Bridge.

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

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.

Area and property development News
COWI contributes to shaping vision for one of the largest industrial areas in Northern Europe

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.

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Engineers reflect on a once in a lifetime experience in Rwanda

Five COWI volunteers have just returned from Kazabe, Rwanda where they helped the local community construct a life-changing footbridge.

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COWI’s acquisition of Arkitema approved by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved COWI's acquisition of Arkitema – just one month after submission of application.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.