COWI, Ramboll selected as consultants for new island near Copenhagen

WCN Editorial Team 10 May 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Danish consulting companies COWI and Ramboll have been selected by CPH City & Port Development as technical and EIA consultants for the establishment of the new island of Lynetteholmen, which will expand the land area of Copenhagen by around 2%.

COWI will be responsible for the technical consultancy work, while Rambøll will prepare the EIA report.

Preparatory work has begun in the area, which will accommodate 35,000 residents and provide a similar number of jobs.

CPH City & Port Development technical director Hans Vasehus said: “You always feel a certain respect when such big projects are launched – so to speak.

“Lynetteholmen will increase the total land area of Copenhagen by around 2 per cent and will act as climate protection against future sea level rises while also housing a completely new district.”

COWI will look into the design and location of Lynetteholmen to ensure that the project can be handed over in 2022.

CPH City & Port Development has conducted a number of workshops to discuss key concerns.

COWI project manager Henrik Hostrup Pedersen said: “Right now, Lynetteholmen is an ambitious vision for a new and sustainable district, which will also form part of the necessary climate protection for the city.

“So it is also vital for us to incorporate sustainability from the outset and to involve all of the stakeholders who will help to assure the progress and success of the project.

“At the same time, it is important for us to provide sufficient flexibility in the design of the island, to ensure that the project interacts effectively with other projects in the area at all times, meets as many needs as possible and delivers the maximum value.”

Rambøll will examine the potential environmental effects of the new construction project.

Rambøll head of the department for environmental impact assessments Mikkel Tamstorf said: “Rambøll is incredibly pleased to be part of this exciting development of Copenhagen; in particular, we see the climate protection aspect with regard to future sea level rises as a key element in the development of the whole of Copenhagen in the coming decades.”

Earlier, a contract for client consultancy services was signed with Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) for recipient and coastal defence studies for Lynetteholmen.

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Image: COWI, Ramboll selected as consultants for new island near Copenhagen. Photo: Courtesy of COWI A/S.

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