Rebrand creates one COWI in the UK

Former COWI subsidiaries, Flint & Neill and Donaldson Associates have rebranded to become COWI UK Limited. The move brings together the combined firm’s specialist civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services in the UK, particularly within bridge, tunnel and marine infrastructure.

“Uniting all our activities in the UK under the COWI brand is a great step forward,” said Lars Hauge, COWI regional vice president for global bridge, tunnel and marine services. “In line with our strategy, we are consolidating all activities under one brand giving us access to virtually any project, no matter its size or complexity,” Hauge said.

The newly merged company, COWI UK Limited, has 250 employees across six offices providing technical excellence in bridge, tunnel and marine engineering, and allowing close collaboration with COWI around the world. The firm said that consolidating all its activities will strengthen its capabilities and drive COWI’s growth in the UK delivering complex civil and structural engineering projects.

Donaldson Associates specialised in tunnels and underground engineering whereas Flint & Neill was a bridge and structural engineering specialist. Their future under the COWI brand is set to improve COWI's market position and provide customers with a highly experienced team. 

David MacKenzie, chief executive officer of Flint & Neill, and Andy Sloan, managing director of Donaldson Associates, said that they saw many opportunities in the new organisation. “Over the past two years with COWI we have experienced the benefits and opportunities as part of one of the world’s leading engineering companies,” said Sloan, who heads COWI’s tunnel and underground structures group in the UK and SE Asia. “Moving forward as one brand will improve our position in the market, and enable us to deliver a wider range of services, drawing on the technical expertise and resources in COWI offices around the world,” he said.

COWI is a leading consulting group with around 6,500 employees, located at offices all over the world and more than 85 years of experience in the business. Its 2015 net turnover was DKKm 5,577. COWI will operate in the UK from offices in London, Bristol, Derby, Uttoxeter, Glasgow and York. The firm’s Hong Kong office will continue to be managed from the UK. 

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