COBANEWS - News Archive

Nov 2018

Eng. LAGINHA SERAFIM - GOLD MEDAL OF THE PORTUGUESE ORDER OF ENGINEERS
According to the Regulation of the Insignia and Awards of the Portuguese Order of Engineers, "the Gold Medal of the Order of Engineers is intended to reward those who, nationally or internationally, for their exceptional merit and action, have contributed in a very relevant manner to the progress of Engineering... - Lx, 21 Nov 2018

PROFESSOR RICARDO OLIVEIRA - HONORARY PRESIDENT OF IAEG
The Horta Airport, located on the Island of Faial, was inaugurated in 1971 and expanded in 1991. Rehabilitation works were undertaken in 2002. The airport’s runway designated 10-28 is 1595 m long and 45 m wide. Currently, this runway’s pavement... - Lx, 21 Nov 2018

PORTUGAL - BE 2018 – NATIONAL MEETING ON STRUCTURAL CONCRETE (BE2018)
The National Meeting of Concrete Structural 2018 (BE2018), jointly organized by the Portuguese Group of Structural Concrete (GPBE) and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) took place from 7th to 9th November 2018, at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil at LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering)... - Lx, 21 Nov 2018

PORTUGAL - “ANCHORAGES” SEMINARThe 2nd edition of the “Ground Anchorages” Seminar, organized by LNEC’s (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) Work Group GT01 of Subcommittee SC10 - Technical Commission CT156 - Geotechnics in Civil Engineering, was held on 25 and 26 October at the EDP Auditorium in Oporto... - Lx, 21 Nov 2018

PORTUGAL - VALE DO SADO HYDROAGRICULTURAL UNDERTAKING – REHABILITATION OF THE “GPM” CANALCOBA S.A. and Tetraplano are currently performing the Detailed Design for Rehabilitation of the “GPM” Canal of the Vale do Sado Hydroagricultural Undertaking. The project included a supplementary cross-section survey carried out by LandCOBA... - Lx, 21 Nov 2018

Set 2018

PORTUGAL - HORTA AIRPORT (Azores)
The Horta Airport, located on the Island of Faial, was inaugurated in 1971 and expanded in 1991. Rehabilitation works were undertaken in 2002. The airport’s runway designated 10-28 is 1595 m long and 45 m wide. Currently, this runway’s pavement.... - Lx, 26 Set 2018

PORTUGAL - REHABILITATION OF THE BARCARENA EMISSARY
COBA S.A. was engaged by Águas do Tejo Atlântico | Águas de Portugal Group in August 2018 to undertake the studies and design for Rehabilitation of the Barcarena Emissary, joining the programme for Review and Preparation of Sanitation Projects in the Greater Lisbon Area - Estoril Coast, with an expected duration of 6 months.... - Lx, 26 Set 2018

PORTUGAL - JOÃO PAULO II AIRPORT (AZORES)
ANA – AEROPORTOS DE PORTUGAL, S.A. awarded to COBA S.A. in August 2018 yet another airport project. It consists of the Preliminary Study, Detailed Design and Technical Assistance of the project pertaining to the Upgrading of the “November” apron pavement of the João Paulo II Airport... - Lx, 26 Set 2018

BRAZIL - TECHNICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR SUPPLY OF THE ALTO PIANCÓ AND NEIGHBOURING WATERSHEDSThe Joint-venture COBA S.A. / COBA Brazil / ENGECONSULT / TECHNE, led by COBA S.A., is currently undertaking the Technical, Social, Economic and Environmental Feasibility Studies for Supply of the Alto Piancó and Neighbouring Watersheds... - Lx, 26 Set 2018

Aug 2018

PORTUGAL - MANAGEMENT OF EXTREME PHENOMENA
With the knowledge and research developed within the scope of its projects, COBA responded to invitation from the technical and scientific journal Indústria & Ambiente, thematic edition dedicated to "Management of Extreme Phenomena".... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

RANKING ENR – ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD
COBA Portugal - a COBA Group company – holds position 138 in the ranking of the Top 225 International Engineering Consulting Firms.... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

AUSTRIA - 26th CONGRESS & 86TH ANNUAL MEETING (ICOLD 2018)
The International Commission On Large Dams (ICOLD) is a non-governmental International Organization that promotes a forum for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in dam engineering... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

PORTUGAL - 16th NATIONAL CONGRESS OF GEOTECHNICS AND 6th PORTUGUESE-SPANISH GEOTECHNICAL CONFERENCEThe most important national event in the area of Geotechnics – which occurs every two years - took place last May in S. Miguel, Azores. The GROUP has participated in all editions of the Congress up to date, and this year presented 4 papers... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

BRAZIL – REGULAR SAFETY INSPECTION AND ADAPTATION PROJECT OF THE “SIX” DAM, S. MATEUS DO SUL - CURITIBA
COBA BRAZIL is executing for Petrobras - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Shale Industrialization Superintendence) the SIX Dam Adequacy Project, including a Regular Safety Inspection, as established in article 9th of the Federal Law no. 12334/2010 and Ordinance no. 20/2018 of the Paraná Water Institute... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

BRAZIL - PREPARATION OF THE DETAILED DESIGNS OF TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR 14 POINTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES IDENTIFIED IN LINHA VERDE (GREEN LINE) (BA-099)At present COBA BRAZIL is undertaking for the Northern Littoral Concessionaire – CLN the Detailed Designs for Recovery of 14 areas of Environmental Liabilities that include earthworks, drainage and slope stabilization designs... - Lx, 27 Aug 2018

Nov 2017

PORTUGAL - BEST ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 2017
Every year the “Construir” magazine awards several prizes to Portuguese companies and individuals, in recognition for their effort, talent and achievements within the engineering and construction industry.... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

PORTUGAL - LEADER SME
Also during November, COBA – Consultores de Engenharia e Ambiente, S.A. was distinguished as Leader SME (PME Líder) by IAPMEI, the Portuguese institute.... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

PORTUGAL WATER AWARDS 2017– KHOLOMBIDZO
COBA was distinguished in the Category "Services" of the Portugal Water Awards 2017, promoted by the journal “Jornal Água & Ambiente” and the Portuguese Water Partnership... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

ANGOLA - COBA GROUP ACTIVELY COMMITTED TO IMPROVING ROAD INFRASTRUCTURES COBA Angola is providing for Angola’s Ministry for Construction (Ministério da Construção de Angola) the supervision services within the scope of the Upgrading of (National Road) NR321... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

GERMANY - INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING HANNOVER WORKSHOP
Luís Gézero, collaborator of LandCOBA and currently engaged in his doctorate research at the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University, presented two posters at the Annual Workshop of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

BRAZIL – PAVEMENT PROJECT IN MATO GROSSOCONSULSTRADA was responsible for the preparation of the Pavement Project integrated in the detailed engineering design for the Fluidity Works of Rodovia dos Imigrantes BR-070... - Lx, 30 Nov 2017

May 2016

OPERATIONAL RESULTS 2015
The accounts pertaining to the financial year of 2015 were approved at the COBA Group’s Shareholders’ Meeting Board, held in early May... - Lx, 31 May 2016

PORTUGAL – “BEIRA BAIXA” RAILWAY LINE. SECTION BETWEEN GUARDA AND COVILHÃ
Within the scope of the qualification system launched by “IP-Insfraestruturas de Portugal, SA”, the consortium led by COBA Portugal... - Lx, 31 May 2016

ANGOLA - CABINDA PROVINCE INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY In May, the consortium led by COBA Portugal and integrating the companies COBA Angola and CESO CI, initiated the studies for the the Cabinda Province Integrated Agricultural Development... - Lx, 31 May 2016

PORTUGAL – FINAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MADEIRA AIRPORT PAVEMENTS CONSULSTRADA, one of the COBA Group’s companies, was awarded the Study for Final Characterization of the Pavements, within the scope of the Strengthening of the Pavements of the Madeira International Airport (Funchal)... - Lx, 31 May 2016

PORTUGAL – PAVEMENT UPGRADING ON THE “VASCO DA GAMA” AND “25 DE ABRIL” BRIDGES
CONSULSTRADA, a COBA Group company, was commissioned to supervise the works for upgrading of the pavements of the access viaducts and spans of the bridges integrated in the “Lisbon Tagus River Road Crossings Concession”... - Lx, 31 May 2016

PORTUGAL – GEOTECHNICAL REPAIR WORKS IN MOTORWAYS UNDER OPERATION
Since 2010, COBA Portugal has been developing for BRISA Concessão Rodoviária, S.A. (BCR), through BRISA Engenharia e Gestão, S.A. (BEG), a series of slope stabilization projects ... - Lx, 31 May 2016

ANGOLA – LUACHIMO HYDROPOWER UNDERTAKING
In the very near future will begin the construction works and installation of equipment for Rehabilitation and Uprating of the Luachimo Hydropower Undertaking, located in the river with the same name... - Lx, 31 May 2016

February 2016

GOOD PERFORMANCE UNDER A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT
After a period of almost complete absence of investment in infrastructures in Portugal, some signs of recovery are evident and we are pleased to communicate that two contracts were awarded to the COBA Group... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

PORTUGAL – NEW RAILWAY CONNECTION BETWEEN ÉVORA NORTE AND ELVAS/CAIA
After selection under an eligibility procedure launched by “IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal, SA”, the Consortium led by COBA Portugal and also composed of the companies TYPSA, TECNOFISIL and GRID was engaged... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

PORTUGAL – VIANA DO ALENTEJO – NEW IRRIGATION BLOCK OF THE ALQUEVA MULTIPURPOSE DEVELOPMENT COBA Portugal is currently carrying out the Detailed Design and Environmental Impact Study of the Viana do Alentejo Hydraulic Circuit and Respective Irrigation Block for EDIA ... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

BRAZIL – SLOPE STABILIZATION AT “CÓRREGO D'ANTAS, NOVA FRIBURGO” - RIO DE JANEIROThe detailed design for slope stabilization of the “Duas Pedras” Hill, at “Córrego D’Antas”, Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeiro, arose from the need to establish a set of works and interventions ... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

MOZAMBIQUE – NEW MAGULA BLOCK WITHIN THE LOWER LIMPOPO IRRIGATED PERIMETER
The COBA Group, and more specifically COBA Portugal, is undertaking the Detailed Design for Construction of the Magula Irrigation Block, for the Chinese contractors “Synohydro”... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

MOZAMBIQUE – BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE IN THE LIMPOPO BASIN – MAPAI DAM
The Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies for Building Climate Resilience in the Limpopo Basin, where the construction of the Mapai Dam appears to be one of the most suitable solutions, were recently awarded by ARA-SUL to the... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

PERU – NEW CUSCO EXPRESSWAY
The COBA Group, in association with a Peruvian consultancy firm, will develop the Detailed Design of the New Cusco Expressway for the client Proyecto Especial Regional Plan (COPESCO) of the Peruvian Regional Government... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

COLOMBIA – MAGARÁ HYDROAGRICULTURAL UNDERTAKING
The COBA Group leads the joint-venture responsible for the Supervision of the Feasibility Study of the Magará Hydroagricultural Undertaking (Interventoría de la elaboración del estudio de factibilidad del distrito de adecuación de tierras Magará), in the... - Lx, 29 Fev 2016

November 2015

2015 – A VERY CHALLENGING YEAR
At an ending year, it is safe to assume that 2015 will be a good year from an economic point of view, with positive financial indicators, in spite of the significant increased financing costs... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

PORTUGAL - “ÁGUAS SANTAS” TUNNEL ON THE A4 MOTORWAY
The “Águas Santas” Tunnel, currently in operation, is integrated in the subsection Águas Santas – Ermesinde of the A4 Motorway, which connects the cities of Oporto and Amarante... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

PORTUGAL – “ALTO TÂMEGA” HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT – GEOLOGICAL & GEOTECHNICAL ASSISTANCE In October, Iberdrola, Ingeniería y Construcción awarded to the COBA Group the provision of the geological & geotechnical assistance services within the scope of the supervision of the “Alto Tâmega” Hydropower” Development... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

PORTUGAL – SUPERVISION OF “REN - REDE ELÉCTRICA NACIONAL” INFRASTRUCTURESIn September, the COBA Group was commissioned by “REN – Rede Eléctrica Nacional, S.A.” to provide the supervision and quality control services of the civil construction works and general electric facilities... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

ANGOLA - CHICAPA II HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT, LUNDA SOUTH PROVINCE
Under the scope of a contract signed with the Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola (MINEA), the COBA group is finalizing the studies and designs, including the Environmental Impact Assessment... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

MOZAMBIQUE - IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL SHARED WATERCOURSES AGREEMENTS
The joint venture COBA/SWECO/SALOMON, led by COBA, signed a contract for development of a National Strategic Action Plan on Monitoring of Compliance in Implementation of International... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

MOZAMBIQUE – WATER RESOURCES STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE LICUNGO RIVER BASIN
The SALOMON – COBA Joint Venture is undertaking for Direcção Nacional de Águas (National Water Directorate) and for the Administração Regional de Águas do Centro-Norte... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

MOZAMBIQUE – ESIA OF A COAL-MINING PROJECT AT TETE
The COBA Group, in association with AURECON and DIAGONAL, initiated the first phase of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of International Coal Ventures Private Limited... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

PERU – SUPERVISION OF THE STUDY FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL OF THE WATERSHEDS IN SOUTHERN PERU
The Consortium HMV Peruvian Branch and the COBA Group are developing for the Programa para la Gestión Eficiente y Sostenible de los Recursos Energéticos del Perú... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

BRAZIL – EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR “NEOENERGIA”
In August past the COBA Group began providing the “Emergency Action Plans and Preparation of Basic Designs Required for their Implementation” of a set of ten dams... - Lx, 30 Nov 2015

August 2015

2015 – CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
The COBA Group’s portfolio of contracts enables us to allocate a significant amount of our resources, and as such allows us to face the crisis that assails the countries in which we operate with reasonable confidence... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

ANGOLA - CONCLUSION OF THE NATIONAL WATER PLAN
The 1st and 2nd phases of the Angolan National Water Plan (PNA) were presented, last April 12th, to the Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola, with the presence of the Minister & Secretaries of State of the Ministry of Energy and Water... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

TUNISIA - DAM REHABILITATION
The consortium formed by the companies Société du Canal de Provence, COBA, AHT and SCET Tunisie was awarded the Project for Rehabilitation of the “Bou Heurtma” and “Laroussia” Dams... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

ALGERIA – FINAL DESIGN OF THE HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE PORT OF SKIKDA TO THE EAST-WEST HIGHWAYA Portuguese-Algerian Consortium of Contractors awarded to COBA, the Final Design of the 31 km-long Highway connecting the Port of Skikda to the East-West Highway... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

ALGERIA – “FONTAINE DES GAZELLES” AND “IGHIL EMDA” DAMS
“Agence Nationale des Barrages et Transferts” recently assigned to COBA the consulting and strengthening studies of two Algerian dams... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

BRAZIL – Dam Safety Consulting Services to National Water Agency (ANA)
On June 30th, upon two and a half years, came to an end an important contract between the World Bank and COBA, which envisaged support the World Bank in the preparation of all the necessary legislation, regulations and procedures... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

ANGOLA – NEW CACULO CABAÇA HYDROPOWER PROJECT IN THE KWANZA RIVER – CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO BEGIN
In 2014, under the scope of a contract signed with the Ministry of Energy and Water of the Republic of Angola, COBA prepared the Final Design and Technical Specifications for the construction of the Caculo Cabaça hydropower project in the Kwanza River... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

BRAZIL – IMPROVEMENT OF THE MOBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE APPROACHING RIO DE JANEIRO OLYMPICS
On November 2014, the COBA Group initiated the final design of the BRT TRANSBRASIL Corridor. The BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system has been introduced in large cities in which public transport needs to conquer its space and account for a very large number of passengers rapidly and comfortably... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

MOZAMBIQUE - MAPUTO SANITARY LANDFILL EIA
The Environment Fund assigned to COBA - Consultores de Engenharia e Ambiente S.A the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Maputo and Matola Sanitary Landfill Project... - Lx, 31 Ago 2015

May 2015

2014 - AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE
Expansion into new markets, with a special focus on East Africa, as a result of diversification efforts started some time ago... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

STRATEGIC BASIN PLAN FOR THE UTILIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ZAMBEZI RIVER BASIN - MOZAMBIQUE
The National Water Directorate (DNA) of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MOPH) of the Republic of Mozambique... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

NEW CONTRACTS IN COLOMBIA – HYDROAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS
COBA Portugal leads the consortium that is supervising the preparation of feasibility studies of three irrigation projects: Barranquillita-Bajirá, Firavitoba and Pamplonita, located in... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

SORRAIA VALLEY IRRIGATION PERIMETER MODERNIZATION - PORTUGALCOBA Portugal is carrying out the Preliminary Design of the Irrigation Block III to the “Associação de Regantes e Beneficiários do Vale do Sorraia” (Irrigation Water Users Association)... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

AWARD OF MAJOR HIGHWAY CONTRACT IN ALGERIA
The Algerian “ANA - Agence Nationale des Autoroutes” (Algerian Highways Authority) awarded the Construction Supervision of the National Highway nº 1 Duplication, between Chiffa and Berrouaghia... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

STRATEGIC ROAD CORRIDORS STUDY IN TUNISIA
The Portuguese-Tunisian consortium formed by the companies SCET TUNISIE and COBA Portugal was awarded the contract to carry out the Study for the East-West Strategic Road Corridors in Tunisia... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

EXPANSION OF KUITO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN ANGOLA
The National Directorate of Water of the Ministry of Energy and Water of Angola awarded the consultancy services for “ Design Checking and Works Supervision of Network and House Connection in Peri-urban areas of Kuito... - Lx, 31 Mai 2015

February 2015

COBA GROUP REORGANIZATION
COBA has developed an ongoing strategy in order to create a multigeographical Group, with a strong local presence in the priority markets. With this objective, a holding company, COBA, SGPS, S.A. has been established... - Lx, 20 Fev 2015

IMPROVEMENT OF MOBILITY IN TALATONA, LUANDA
The present crossing of Cambamba River in Rua da Vala, in Talatona, in Luanda, Angola, is frequently subject to overtopping due to heavy rainfalls, for this reason being known as “Wet Bridge”... - Lx, 20 Fev 2015

A NEW CHALLENGE FOR COBA GROUP
COBA Portugal signed, in January 20, with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines of the Republic of Malawi, a contract for the feasibility study of a hydroelectric installation: the “Kholombidzo Hydropower Power Plant”, located at the ... - Lx, 20 Fev 2015

ROAD MAINTENANCE IN PORTUGALCOBA Group, through COBA Portugal and its affiliates LandCOBA, Consulstrada and Tetraplano has provided Engineering Services for road infrastructures maintenance... - Lx, 20 Fev 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION OF MINING SITES IN PORTUGAL
TETRAPLANO Engenharia, COBA Group Company, was contracted by EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro to the Revision of the Final Design of the Chemical and Radiological Decontamination and Environmental Rehabilitation... - Lx, 20 Fev 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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