January 2023

COLOMBIA - COBA B&C S.A.S.
COBA B&C S.A.S. began its operation last summer, it already has a permanent staff and, at the end of the year, started its first contract... Lx, 24 January 2023

MOZAMBIQUE - Feasibility Study for the Strengthening Social and Economic Infrastructure in the Goto District
COBA, in consortium with a Mozambican company, was awarded the contract for an important project that will contribute to the improvement of the quality of life... Lx, 13 January 2023

TUNISIA - Launching ceremony of the Tunis-Jelma motorway construction
The launching ceremony of the construction of the Tunis-Jelma motorway, a project developed by COBA in association with SCET TUNISIE... Lx, 10 January 2023

December 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA Group was distinguished by the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment - CITE
The COBA Group was distinguished by the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment - CITE, for its good practices in promoting Equal Pay for equal... Lx, 28 December 2022

PORTUGAL - Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Engineering at FCTUC (1972-2022) Coimbra
On December 14th, in the FCTUC Auditorium, Earth Sciences Department, Campus II, Virgílio Rebelo presented a lecture ... Lx, 22 December 2022

MOZAMBIQUE - Rehabilitation of the Ibo Quay in Cabo Delgado Province and Búzi Quay, in Sofala Province
COBA leads the Consortium created to undertake the works related to the Technical Assistance and Supervision of the Rehabilitation ... Lx, 15 December 2022

PORTUGAL - New connection to Escariz Business Park inaugurated
Designed by COBA for IP - Infraestruturas de Portugal, the new connection to the Escariz Business Park, in Arouca, has opened to traffic... Lx, 06 December 2022

November 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA integrates Design Consortium for the First European Lithium Battery Gigafactory in Portugal
COBA integrates the consortium that signed a contract with CALB Co., Ltd. to develop the design and environmental licensing... Lx, 28 November 2022

PORTUGAL - Charter of Principles of BCSD Portugal
The COBA Group was represented by its CEO, Fernando Prioste, in the “signing ceremony" of the signatory ... Lx, 25 November 2022

PORTUGAL - Autumn Lectures
The COBA Group participated in the cycle of Autumn Lectures on New Mobility Trends... Lx, 24 November 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA at the Portuguese Conference on Structural Engineering – “JPEE2022”
The COBA Group participated in the conference “JPEE 2022” and was represented by Board Member Alexandre Portugal, who integrated the Scientific Committee of the event... Lx, 14 November 2022

ANGOLA - COBA Group integrates visit to Caculo Cabaça
On November 5th COBA participated in the visit to the construction works of the Caculo Cabaça Hydropower Development... Lx, 9 November 2022

PORTUGAL - Seminar "Port Geotechnics and Land Improvement”
The COBA Group was present at the Seminar "Port Geotechnics and Land Improvement" that took place at the Leixões Port Auditorium (APDL)... Lx, 4 November 2022

October 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA at the 1st Edition of the Agricultural Innovation Fair of Fundão
Maria João Calejo was invited by the Municipality of Fundão and the Association of the Cova da Beira Beneficiaries to represent COBA in the Conference... Lx, 24 October 2022

PORTUGAL - Exhibition at the National Headquarters of the Portuguese College of Engineers (Ordem dos Engenheiros)
"Pontes que unem Puentes: Caminhos do Passado, Ligações para o Futuro / Caminos del Pasado, Enlaces al Futuro” (Bridges that connect Bridges: Paths of the Past... Lx, 19 October 2022

ANGOLA - COBA joined the Angolan mission to Berlin to visit projects within the scope of the energy transition.
As part of the development of New Business Areas, COBA integrated the Angolan Delegation participating in a mission to Berlin organized by RENAC ... Lx, 18 October 2022

July 2022

ANGOLA - Inauguration of the Talatona Interchange
The important Luanda Province road connection, known as the Talatona Interchange, was inaugurated last 17/7/2022 by the Minister of State and Head of ... Lx, 19 JulY 2022

COBA Group present at the 10th CRP Congress
The COBA Group was present at the 10th Portuguese Railway and Road Congress (CRP), with an exhibition stand... Lx, 18 JulY 2022

Energy Transition in Angola - New contract
The COBA Group, in consortium with DAR AL-HANDASAH, signed a contract with the Angolan public company PRODEL... Lx, 12 JulY 2022

Fernando Prioste, CEO da COBA em entrevista ao Jornal de Negócios
Fernando Prioste, CEO da COBA em entrevista ao Jornal de Negócios, entre outros temas... Lx, 6 JulY 2022

June 2022

COBA Group present in the 27th CIGB-ICOLD Congress 2022
The COBA Group was present in the 27th CIGB-ICOLD Congress 2022, which took place in Marseille, from May 27 to June 3, 2022... - Lx, 22 June 2022

May 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA is participating in the Time Capsule Project
With the purpose of promoting Portuguese geotechnics to other international societies/markets, the SPG [Portuguese Geotechnical Society] is participating... - Lx, 20 May 2022

April 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA wins Strategic Environmental Assessment of the New Lisbon Airport
COBA - Consultores de Engenharia e Ambiente and the Spanish company INECO - Ingeniería Y Economía Del Transporte, won the public tender for... - Lx, 29 Apr 2022

MOZAMBIQUE - Workshop at ANE - COBA Group participated
ANE – Administração Nacional de Estradas de Moçambique [Mozambique National Roads Administration] invited the COBA Group to carry out a Workshop under the theme... - Lx, 27 Apr 2022

COBA Group present in "The Energy Year Angola 2022"
Fernando Prioste, CEO of the COBA Group, talks to "The Energy Year" about Angola's potential for deploying pumped-storage hydroelectricity... - Lx, 21 Apr 2022

ANGOLA - Sanitation Master Plans
COBA initiated the field mission for the assessment of the existing situation, comprising meetings with local institutions, visits to the cities’ neighborhoods, public consultation and surveys... - Lx, 07 Apr 2022

March 2022

SENEGAL - COBA Group at the 9th World Water Forum
The COBA Group participated in the 9th World Water Forum which took place from 21 to 25th March 2022 in Dakar, Senegal, under the theme "Water Security for Peace and Development"... - Lx, 29 Mar 2022

ANGOLA - Final characterisation. Functional and structural characterization tests (PCN classification) of Runway 07-25 of the “4 de Fevereiro” International Airport, in Luanda
During this month, the COBA Group companies COBA Angola & CONSULSTRADA jointly carried out load tests with Impact Deflectometer (HWD) equipment, and measurement tests of the coefficient of friction... - Lx, 24 Mar 2022

PORTUGAL - I CONGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION LAW - 10th AND 11th MARCH 2022
COBA made its intervention in the first morning of the Congress with the theme "Public Contracts for Engineering Services: Challenges and Opportunities", presented by Alexandre Portugal.... - Lx, 10 March 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA AWARDED TWO NEW CONTRACTS IN THE MINING AREA
COBA was recently awarded two new contracts in the Mining Area, which reinforce the COBA Group’s experience and competences in this field of activity ... - Lx, 03 March 2022

February 2022

COBA GROUP EDITS GUIDE FOR CPT
The COBA Group sponsored the edition of the "Health and Safety Best Practices Guide to be adopted in the construction phase of underground works", promoted by ... - Lx, 07 February 2022

January 2022

PORTUGAL - COBA IS PART OF THE PROJECT “DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION REVOLUTION”
The Project ”Digital Construction Revolution – REV@CONSTRUCTION”, intends to implement the Digital Transition of the companies in the AEC sector... - Lx, 03 January 2022

December 2021

LUCAS 2022 AWARDED TO COBA
EUROSTAT - the Statistical Office of the European Commission - awarded to COBA the contract to carry out the LUCAS 2022... - Lx, 15 December 2021

October 2021

PORTUGAL - COBA/PONDIO/ARCHITECTURE ET OUVRAGES D'ART(LAVIGNE ET CHERON)/MICHEL VIRLOGEUX CONSULTANT'S PROPOSAL AMONG THE THREE SELECTED FOR THE SECOND PHASE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TENDER FOR THE NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE DOURO RIVER
The proposal of the consortium led by COBA for the new Oporto Metro bridge, linking Oporto and Gaia, is among the three finalists of an international public tender... - Lx, 20 October 2021

July 2021

CAPE VERDE - SANTIAGO ISLAND PUMPED-STORAGE PROJET
On June 16th COBA presented the conclusions of the first phase of the Feasibility Study of the Pumped-Storage hydropower plant on Santiago island, in a Workshop that took place in Praia... - Lx, 01 July 2021

May 2021

PORTUGAL - OVERCOMING UNDERGROUND SPACE - "What we don’t see, BUT exists”
To reflect and establish priorities. In the April/21 edition of the Pais Positivo magazine, the Chairman of the Portuguese College of Engineers... - Lx, 14 May 2021

April 2021

BRAZIL – TESTING OF “MARCO 1” OF THE “RAMAL DO AGRESTE” WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Testing of “Marco 1” of the “Ramal do Agreste” Water Supply System began last February, in the presence of President Jair Bolsonaro. Opening of the floodgates of the first section (Marco 1) in the Barro Branco reservoir - located in Sertânia, Pernambuco - enabled the beginning... - Lx, 27 Apr 2021

March 2021

COBA - A PARTNER FOR DEVELOPMENT
The most recent publication of GPEARI (Ministry of Finance) reveals that, in the last 12 years, COBA was the third Portuguese company with the highest number of contracts funded by Multilateral Development Banks... - Lx, 10 Mar 2021

February 2021

IN MEMORIAM - PROFESSOR JOAQUIM LAGINHA SERAFIM
On January 12th we evoked Joaquim Laginha Serafim’s 100th birthday, Gold Medal of the Portuguese College of Engineers, distinction attributed for his intervention and exceptional merit, at national and international level, for the progress and prestige of Portuguese Engineering.... - Lx, 26 Feb 2021

January 2021

PERU - CONSTRUCTION OF THE CUSCO EXPRESSWAY AWARDED
In December 2020 it was awarded the construction of the Cusco Expressway, in Peru, following COBA’s road project design. This Expressway is located in the city of Cusco, classified as Historic Capital and World Heritage. Several Chinese and Spanish companies... - Lx, 11 Jan 2021

December 2020

ANGOLA – LAÚCA POWER PLANT (2004 MW) - FULLY OPERATIONAL
The sixth unit of the main power plant of the Laúca Hydropower Project began operating this December, thus reaching the total envisaged capacity of 2004 MW. Among other works currently under construction is the environmental flow power plant, with an additional capacity of 65.5 MW... - Lx, 31 Dec 2020

ALGERIA – COMPLETION OF THE BENI SLIMANE DAM CONSTRUCTION
The Beni Slimane Dam in Médea is another dam designed by COBA in Algeria for ANBT - Agence Nationale des Barrages et Transferts [Algerian National Agency for Dams and Transfers], whose works are almost completed... - Lx, 17 Dec 2020

CAMEROON - MAGA AND YAGOUA RICE PERIMETERS
The mission to the Far North Region of Cameroon was successfully completed. Despite the difficult times we are living in and the geographical context of the project, an inspection mission to the Maga and Yagoua Rice Perimeters was recently carried out by a COBA team... - Lx, 03 Dec 2020

DOCTOR RAÚL PISTONE HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE COMMISSION ON TUNNELING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE (CPT)
We were pleased to receive the news of the appointment of Dr. Raúl Pistone as President of the Portuguese Commission on Tunneling and Underground Space (CPT) for the four-year period of 2020-2024... - Lx, 03 Dec 2020

November 2020

ALGERIA – COMPLETION OF THE SEKLAFA DAM CONSTRUCTION
Subsequently to the tenders launched by ANBT - Agence Nationale des Barrages et Transferts [Algerian National Agency for Dams and Transfers], the construction works pertaining to the Seklafa Dam... - Lx, 17 Nov 2020

October 2020

SIERRA LEONE - CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT OF THE GUMA VALLEY WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
COBA’s staff, Mr. Luis Silveira and Mr. Virgílio Rebelo, returned last September from Freetown, Sierra Leone, where they presented the conclusions drawn from the Conditions Assessment of Guma Dam, Transmission and Reservoirs System and Assessment of Treatment Processes at Guma Valley Water Treatment Plant... - Lx, 20 Oct 2020

July 2020

COBA MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK PORTUGAL (GCNP)
COBA is now a member of the Global Compact Network Portugal (GCNP), a Portuguese network of organisations representing the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), which is the United Nations’ corporate sustainability initiative... - Lx, 22 Jul 2020

58 YEARS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
June 28th was a special day for the COBA universe. Although the current contingency period did not enable the celebrations we hoped for... - Lx, 3 Jul 2020

June 2020

ALGERIA - COBA'S PARTICIPATION IN THE DETAILED DESIGN REVIEW AND APPROVAL, SUPERVISION AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES DURING CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHIFFA - BERROUAGHIA HIGHWAY (2013 - 2020)
Since the summer of 2013 COBA has led a Portuguese-Algerian group responsible for the supervision of the construction works of the RN1 highway section between Chiffa and Berrouaghia, controlled by Algérienne des Autoroutes (ADA), and integrated in the Transaharian Algiers - Lagos Highway (9,000 km)..... - Lx, 22 Jun 2020

March 2020

WE ARE TOGETHER
At such a complex time of people and companies’ lives, the COBA Group has maintained its activity, fulfilling its commitments with the usual high-quality standards. Anticipating the governmental contingencies declared in the meantime, the COBA Group timely invested in remote working technologies and solutions, thus seeking to protect its employees, partners and clients.... - Lx, 31 Mar 2020

October 2019

PORTUGAL – COBA GROUP PARTICIPATION IN HYDRO 2019
The COBA Group participated with a technical exhibit and several communications at the HYDRO 2019 conference. The event gathered participants from about 80 countries and took place in the Alfândega... - Lx, 21 Out 2019

MOZAMBIQUE - “EMBONDEIRO” OPERATION FOR MOZAMBIQUE
As announced in July, the COBA Group is participating in the ““Embondeiro” Operation for Mozambique”, coordinated by the Portuguese Red Cross, within the scope of its Social Responsibility Policy towards the populations in the markets where the COBA Group develops its activity... - Lx, 28 Out 2019

PORTUGAL - CFD APPLICATION IN COBA
COBA has in recent years developed the capability to provide consulting services using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). COBA manages to deliver added value services to our clients... - Lx, 21 Out 2019

July 2019

MOZAMBIQUE - COBA EMBRACES THE “EMBONDEIRO” OPERATION
During July the COBA Group mobilized a Senior Engineer to permanently support the “Embondeiro Operation for Mozambique”, in the Beira Region... - Lx, 31 July 2019

May 2019

PORTUGAL – HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE
COBA Group’s CEO, Eng. Fernando Prioste, was invited to participate in the round-table on “The Water Sector in Portugal – Experience and Investment” [O Setor da Água em Portugal - Experiência e Investimento], in the High Level Conference organised by the Office for Planning, Strategy, Evaluation and International Relations... - Lx, 24 May 2019

PORTUGAL – FOLLOW-UP AND MANAGEMENT OF RISKS IN SLOPES (MADEIRA ISLAND)
COBA, S.A. has recently started, for the Regional Secretariat for Equipment and Infrastructures - Regional Civil Engineering Laboratory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira [Secretaria Regional dos Equipamentos e Infraestruturas – Laboratório Regional de Engenharia Civil da Região Autónoma da Madeira], the provision of services for the Follow-up and Management of Risks in Slopes – Analysis of Slopes Stability... - Lx, 24 May 2019

NAMIBIA – HYDROPOWER AFRICA 2019
The COBA Group was present at the HydroPower Africa 2019 international conference, which took place in Windhoek, Namibia, at the beginning of April. The company was represented by 4 colleagues of the Group. - Lx, 24 May 2019

HOMAGE TO PROFESSOR RICARDO OLIVEIRA
In the 11th Annual Meeting, held at the end of March 2019 in LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering), in Lisbon, the APG (Portuguese Association of Geologists) promoted an homage to Professor Ricardo Oliveira, who presented a conference on “The Importance of Geology in Engineering Works”... - Lx, 24 May 2019

JOBSHOP – ISA
On April 15th, the COBA Group was invited to take part in Jobshop@ISA 2019’s speakers’ table, held at the Higher Institute of Agronomy, in Lisbon... - Lx, 24 May 2019

Mar 2019

PORTUGAL - DOUBLING / UPGRADING OF IP3 HIGHWAY
The Consortium led by COBA was awarded the contract for Doubling / Upgrading of the IP3 Highway, between the Souselas and Viseu Interchanges, in a total extension of approximately 79 km... - Lx, 22 Mar 2019

PORTUGAL – WATERWAY CONNECTION TO THE MONTE DA ROCHA RESERVOIR
COBA S.A. and Tetraplano are currently engaged in the Detailed Design and Environmental Studies for the Waterway Connection to the Monte da Rocha Reservoir and Messejana Irrigation Block. LandCOBA is responsible for the topographic surveys of the envisaged structures and land cadaster operations.... - Lx, 22 Mar 2019

MOZAMBIQUE - COBA STUDIES ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY TO THE MOZAL FACTORY
COBA S.A. is undertaking, in a joint-venture, the Feasibility Studies of the Alternative Water Supply System to the MOZAL Factory, located in the city of Matola... - Lx, 22 Mar 2019

PORTUGAL - STRUCTURAL SUPPORT TO EXPLOSIVE DEMOLITION OF THE SETÚBAL THERMAL POWER PLANT CHIMNEYS
At the end of February COBA S.A. concluded the structural study to support the explosive demolition of the Setúbal Thermal Power Plant chimneys... - Lx, 22 Mar 2019

GUINEA BISSAU - SALTINHO HYDROPOWER PROJECT
Almost three decades after, COBA returns to Guinea Bissau upon successful contract negotiations with OMVG... - Lx, 18 Mar 2019

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