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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.

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.