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Ports, Harbours And Marinas

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From new structures to expansion of existing facilities, COWI provides comprehensive engineering services for port, harbour and other marine developments.

We collaborate closely with our clients to ensure the smooth integration of ideas and expertise, resulting in the development of economical and innovative designs that utilise available plant and materials to suit the specific conditions.

With a full set of world-class competencies within marine and coastal engineering, combined with local presence and experience, we are ready to take on the most complex projects anywhere in the world – no matter how large or small.

Master planning

The field of master planning and urban marina design requires a wide range of knowledge to suit local conditions and visions. There is an inter-dependence of urban systems and communities as well as global issues that create the social infrastructure of integrated urbanism, and only truly multidisciplinary consultants like COWI can successfully deliver solutions in this environment.


The services required in the engineering of marine developments utilise the same studies and design tasks to be undertaken as with other civil engineering structures. However, we must also understand the special importance of the environment in which the project is to be constructed, as well as the specific use of the structure, especially in regard to the type of vessels to be accommodated.  COWI manages all design requirements through programming, planning, supervising and post-processing of surveys and investigations in wind, wave, current, geotechnical engineering, geophysics and bathymetric and topographic surveys.


Our experienced team offers complete marina and waterfront design services and will work with you to create unique design solutions. Globally, we work to all standards and international codes of practice and conventions.

Construction management and supervision

COWI has an impressive record in construction management and supervision in the marine sector. We perform rigorous planning, coordination and controls for the physical execution of a project from conception to completion, to ensure your vision can be achieved, and a functional and financially project is delivered.

LAST UPDATED: 10.01.2017