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UK and North America

Green transition News
COWI selected to advise on pioneering hydro-pumped storage project in Scotland - Cruachan 2

COWI, in collaboration with the Owner’s Engineer, Studio Pietrangeli, will provide consultancy services to support works in advance of the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of the expansion of Drax’s existing pumped storage hydro-electric generation station located beneath Ben Cruachan in Argyll, Scotland.

man is playing with a child in the forest
Energy News
Pre-feed phase completed for massive carbon capture facility in the UK

The Runcorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is one of the first energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in the world to have the carbon capture technology fitted, set to remove 450,000 tonnes from the atmosphere annually.

Wind mill in the sea and USA flag
Climate change News
Energy outlook: what does the future hold for us?

The green energy market is booming in North America, not least because of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act that is deployed in order to achieve the ambitious target of reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030. We look into market opportunities and challenges that accompany the green transition.

snowy train rails going downhill
Railways News
COWI and Pick Everard collaboration returns Cairngorm Funicular to service

COWI successfully collaborated with leading property, construction, and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard to deliver the funicular’s return to operation for HIE and its subsidiary, operating company Cairngorm Mountain Scotland Limited.

offshore wind farm from above - wind mills in the sea
Wind energy News
COWI celebrates contract for Vattenfalls Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm

COWI has been awarded a contract by Vattenfall for the oversight of the detailed design phase of the onshore cable installation for the Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm.

Winfarm worker climbing stairs
Wind energy News
COWI celebrates engineering contract for windfarm in Ireland

COWI, a leading international engineering consulting group, has been selected by Corio Generation as Pre-FEED Designer for the Sceirde Rocks development, which is an upto 450MW offshore wind power project. COWI will support Corio Generation in the early design of the foundations in preparation for an auction application for the offshore competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS-1) in Ireland.

sunset in an offshore wind farm
Wind energy News
COWI celebrates engineering contract with Statkraft for the proposed NISA offshore wind farm

COWI has been selected by Statkraft as owner’s engineer for the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm. COWI will support Statkraft in preparing an auction application for the first offshore competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS-1) in Ireland.

Two construction workers with orange costumes in a tunnel
Tunnels News
COWI in the UK named Consulting Firm of the Year at Ground Engineering Awards

COWI's specialist geotechnical division was recognised for demonstrating outstanding achievement of clear business milestones between January 2021 and March 2022.

Construction of the Third Avenue bridge in Minneapolis
Bridges Press release
Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge nears completion

COWI in North America is nearing completion of its rehabilitation work as the construction engineer for Ames Construction on the historic Third Avenue Bridge, located in Minneapolis, over the Mississippi River. The landmark structure carries road traffic across the Mississippi River and upper fringes of Saint Anthony Falls and can be considered a major access point for the U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings.

construction work drone shot of HS2 station at Euston
Infrastructure Press release
COWI wins HS2 Euston station utility works contract

COWI in the UK has won the detailed design package contract for utility works around the proposed HS2 station at Euston with construction partners Mace Dragados Joint Venture.

Oakley C. Collins Memorial Bridge
Bridges News
COWI acquires award-winning FINLEY Engineering Group

COWI has entered into an agreement to acquire FINLEY Engineering Group, a firm recognized for its expertise in complex bridge projects. The acquisition is part of COWI's strategic focus on growing its presence in North America following the recent opening of its offices in Houston and Toronto.

Toronto city panorama with skyline
About Press release
Canadian presence ramps up with new office in Toronto

We are excited to announce that COWI North America has opened a new office in Toronto, Ontario that will support our growing team and allow more comprehensive support for the North American market.

Claire Cobden joining COWI as Chief Financial Officer
About Press release
Finance heavyweight appointed CFO for North America

Claire Cobden joins COWI as Chief Financial Officer, North America. Claire brings several years of senior leadership experience across multiple industries, including information systems engineering, financial services and gaming.

offshore wind turbines monopile
Wind energy Press release
Empire Wind project to boost NY renewables goals

Contracted by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, COWI will deliver a turnkey design for the wind turbine foundations for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects off the coast of Long Island, New York.

River view from above
Water and natural resources management Press release
Landmark flood protection project gets go-ahead

COWI's preliminary design work is underway for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion channel project in Fargo, North Dakota, as financial close for the project has been reached.

George Massey tunnel
Tunnels Press release
New 8-lane tunnel to relieve traffic bottlenecks

COWI has been awarded a CA$15 million Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure contract as the Owner's Engineer of an eight-lane immersed tunnel across British Columbia’s (BC) Fraser River, to relieve severe traffic bottlenecks and boost regional trade and transit by 2030.

Binley Junction Upgrade in the United Kingdom
Roads and Highways Press release
COWI Achieves Major Milestone on A46 Binley Junction Upgrade

National Highways and its design and construction team consisting of COWI in the UK, which has been appointed as a supplier to Osborne Infrastructure, marked a significant milestone over the weekend of 11/12 December with the installation of the steel beams for the 135m-long A46 Binley viaduct.

The Lower Thames Crossing will be a bored tunnel under the River Thames east of Gravesend and Tilbury.
Energy Press release
Fossil fuel legacy paving the way towards green transition

COWI in the UK experts have joined forces with a team of academics from Strathclyde University and DTU, and entrepreneurs from SCALGO, to address some of the most substantial barriers to using low-temperature geothermal sources for space heating.

Glasgow view
Green transition Press release
Removing the roadblocks to net zero transport

The response to the pandemic saw unprecedented cross-sector collaboration, regulatory innovation, accelerated procurement and proactive planning in response to a global crisis. With scientists warning the potential for catastrophic warming still hangs in the balance following COP26, we need to mirror our response to COVID-19 and treat climate change as an equivalent threat.

robotic machine printing self-sensing cement
Roads and Highways Press release
The future of infrastructure and robotically printed self-sensing cement

Specialists from COWI, National Highways Research and University of Strathclyde discuss the COWI Foundation and National Highways jointly sponsored research programme that monitors the performance of tunnel segments using robotically printed self-sensing cement.

Chelsea Embankment Foreshore Connection Culvert
Tunnels Press release
Chelsea Embankment Foreshore Connection Culvert

COWI reached a major milestone for London’s super sewer megaproject, with sprayed concrete lining completion of the Chelsea Embankment’s 172-metre connection culvert.

Bridges Press release
COWI completes engineering milestone on Carrington Bridge project

The first UK bridge to use a new higher-strength grade of weathering steel, bringing structural and environmental benefits.

Tunnels Press release
COWI to combine digital inspection techniques to innovate Network Rail tunnel examinations

COWI, a leading international consulting group within engineering, economics and environmental science, has won a contract worth approximately £500,000 to share with its subcontractors as part of project that is funded by Network Rail through the SBRI: innovation in automated tunnel examination competition, delivered by InnovateUK. The project seeks to improve the accuracy, efficiency and safety of tunnel examinations, resulting in safer and more reliable railway operation.

Killernan Embankment with temporary bridge
Railways Press release
Appointments announced to the Network Rail Design Services Framework

Every day, more than 4.8 million rail journeys are made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on a network comprising 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts as well as the thousands of stations, signals and level crossings.

Infrastructure Press release
West Ella Worm is hungry

Press release: The Anlaby, East Ella and Hessle areas to the west of Hull, East Yorkshire were badly affected by the devastating floods of 2007. COWI is providing technical support for a £22M scheme to reduce the flood risk to 4,000 homes and 70 businesses in the area.

The Borders Railway Project reopened the 50km-long Waverley Line between Newcraighall near Edinburgh and Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. The line was closed in 1969, leaving the region with no railway access.
Infrastructure Press release
Building a better railway in Scotland and the North East

Press release: COWI will provide structural and geotechnical engineering services to BAM Nuttall and QTS for major rail improvement work over the next five years.

Bridges Press release
Major milestone reached for three-legged bridge

A new Y-shaped footbridge has been lifted into place across the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes.

Kazabe Bridge
Bridges Press release
COWI UK Volunteers set to transform the Kigarama-Musabike community

Volunteers from COWI UK and Wilkinson Eyre architects will work with members of the community to build a 43m span suspension bridge to provide safe, year-round access across the Sebeya.

Taplow Bridge
Bridges Press release
Prime Minister opens new footbridge across Thames

Marine Pipe Piles
Ports and marine structures Press release
COWI and Imperial College London closing knowledge gap within Marine Construction

A research project between COWI and Imperial College London has won a Research Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Iseki Unclemile TCP 1800
Tunnels Press release
COWI Technical Director appointed chair of Pipe Jacking Association

COWI Technical Director, Jim Kirby, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association - the first time the role has been held by a consulting engineer in the PJA's history

Bridges Press release
Six key questions about UK bridge maintenance

COWI Director and bridge maintenance expert Joanna Bonnett answers six key questions about the maintenance of the UK's bridges in light of the collapse of the Ponte Morandi in Genoa.

Stewarts Road
Tunnels Press release
Nine Elms South Bank Cable Tunnel named Best Infrastructure Project in London by ICE

PRESS RELEASE: The COWI-designed Nine Elms South Bank Cable Tunnel won the Best Infrastructure Award at the 2018 ICE London Civil Engineering Awards on 24 May 2018.

Tunnels Press release
COWI tunnel engineer is a finalist in the British Tunnelling Society's Harding Prize 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Senior Civil Engineer, Gerard Quigg, is one of four finalists this year for his paper 'Battersea Cable Tunnel: Powering a Renaissance at Battersea's Iconic Power Station'.

Bridges Press release
COWI Recognised at Civic Trust Awards 2018

Copenhagen's Inner Harbour Bridge (Inderhavnsbroen) is recognised with a Commendation at the Civic Trust Awards 2018.

Infrastructure Press release
COWI is shortlisted three times at Ground Engineering Awards 2018

Press release: COWI UK projects Mersey Gateway and Garrion gill join Copenhagen Metro as finalists in the Awards' 10th year.

Bridges Press release
Ian Firth made Honorary Fellow of RIBA

Ian Firth has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in recognition of the 'enormous contribution' he has made to architecture.