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Cowi wins India sea bridge design deal

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Cowi has won one of three design work packages for the £1.6bn 22.8km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link bridge.

It will be undertaking the detailed design for package 1, the longest section of bridge at 10.3km. Ramboll is designing the second section. It is working in a joint venture with the Larsen & Toubro construction firm from India and Japanese heavy equipment manufacturer IHI, which won a design and build contract for package 2 last year.

The Cowi package includes an interchange connecting to the existing Eastern Highway in Mumbai and a combination of concrete box girder bridges and orthotropic steel box girder bridges.  

The bridge is intended to cut travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai by one hour. Work is expected to start this month and construction will take around four and a half years.

Cowi initially provided the tender design for the L&T/IHI joint venture, which won the design and build contract for Package 1 of the project in 2017. It will now carry out the detailed work.

Cowi senior vice president for bridges Henrik Andersen said: “We have worked on the design of bridges in India for a number of years and the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link has been on the agenda for some time as one of the largest bridge projects in India. We are very proud to be part of the team that is going to make it happen. This is only possible through our continued focus on technical excellence and our proven track record of delivering complex bridge designs on time to our clients.”

Package 3 is a 3.6km land bridge section awarded to L&T.

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