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Rambøll gaining a foothold in North America

Consultant secures its largest ever infrastructure project on the continent

Denmark’s largest consultancy firm Rambøll could be getting some serious North American wind in its sails thanks to the company winning a huge bridge contract in Canada.

The deal, which will see Rambøll act as an independent engineering consultant on the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project across the St Lawrence river near Montreal, is its largest ever infrastructure project in North America.

“We are very pleased to have been chosen as independent engineer on the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, which is of crucial importance for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole,” said Lars Thorbek, the head of Rambøll’s department for international bridges.

“The new contract is in line with Rambøll’s strategy for North America where we are pursuing several other larger bridge and tunnel projects.”

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Catching up to Cowi
The project is part of Rambøll’s aggressive growth strategy in the US and Canada, which has already led to the acquisitions of oil consultant Excel Engineering and the US-based global environmental consultancy ENVIRON in recent years.

But despite Rambøll’s efforts, its Danish arch nemesis Cowi remains at the forefront of building spectacular bridges in North America and has been involved in the market there in earnest for about 20 years.

Rambøll’s largest bridge project at the moment is the massive Queensferry Crossing project in Scotland, which is currently northern Europe’s largest ongoing bridge project.