COWI North America Adds Tunneling Capability with Jenny Acquisition

On Jan. 1, 2013, COWI North America purchased the shares of Jenny Engineering Corp. (JEC). JEC is an internationally recognized tunnel engineering firm specializing in the planning, design and construction management of tunnels and underground structures. Jenny Engineering Corp. will continue to operate as Jenny Engineering Corp.

JEC is globally experienced working on a variety of tunnel projects, such as transit, highway, water, utility, sewer and drainage, pedestrian, and mines. JEC’s office is located in Springfield, N.J., and includes 30 staff performing engineering and support services for tunneling projects. The merger with COWI strengthens JEC’s position as a leader in tunnel engineering in North America. JEC’s Springfield, N.J., headquarters becomes COWI’s North American center of excellence for tunnel engineering. JEC also joins COWI’s international tunneling practice, and will join with COWI’s Copenhagen-based tunnel engineering team to pursue and execute projects outside of North ­America.

“JEC’s capabilities complement our position as a provider of specialist engineering services in the infrastructure sector. Our full suite of services in bridge, tunnel and marine engineering strengthen our ability to serve our clients on major infrastructure projects around the world,” said Steve Hunt, President of COWI North America.

“The merger with COWI provides additional foundation to secure access to major infrastructure projects in North America and worldwide. Not only does it provide JEC the opportunity to work closely with other specialist engineers, it also provides increased access to challenging and exciting projects for our staff,” said Prakash M. Donde, President of JEC.

COWI North America consists of five COWI companies headquartered in North America: Buckland & Taylor Ltd.; Ocean & Coastal Consultants Inc.; Ben C. Gerwick Inc.; COWI North America Energy Inc.; and Jenny Engineering Corp. COWI North America companies will continue to operate under their existing brands and management teams. COWI presently employs over 300 staff in 15 U.S. and Canadian offices.

COWI North America specialty companies form part of COWI’s International Specialist Leader (ISL) practices for bridges, tunnels and marine structures. Globally, COWI employs over 1,000 bridge tunnel and marine specialist staff, and is busy engineering some the world’s largest infrastructure projects.

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