International consulting engineer COWI has strengthened its position in Southeast Asia with the inauguration of COWI Singapore PTE LTD and the opening of a new office.
COWI has designed several important infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Immersed Tunnel, South Korea’s Busan-Geoje Fixed Link and Hong Kong’s Stonecutters Bridge.
Now the Copenhagen-headquartered consulting engineer is strengthening its position further with the move to its new office in the Gateway East building in Downtown Core.
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Vince Goh, COWI’s Regional Director in Singapore, commented: “Any city with Singapore’s population density will have challenges, and we believe COWI can help overcome them – as we are doing through our design work on the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2.
“Across Southeast Asia we have combined local presence with global knowledge to win major roles on projects like the forthcoming ShenZhong Link in China, the Karnaphuli Tunnel in Bangladesh and the new eight kilometre long Cebu-Cordova Expressway Link in the Philippines.
“The inauguration of COWI Singapore means we can offer our full suite of industry–leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering skills and continue to build our local team.”
Jotham Vizard, Senior Vice President of Tunnels and Underground Structures, said, “Southeast Asia is a big growth market for COWI and Singapore has always been very attractive to us, with our marine engineering team spearheading establishment of a COWI A/S branch office in early 2014.
“Following solid growth, the establishment of COWI Singapore PTE LTD is the next step, allowing us to further widen our client base. The local engineering talent, the country’s sustainable approach to urban development, and the excellent location to build a platform to further expansion across the region were all favourable conditions when deciding to officially set up shop here.”