COBA is a multidisciplinary company of engineering and environmental consultants developing studies and designs and providing assistance, management and supervision services associated with the construction of undertakings in the field of water storage and use for hydropower generation, public drinking water supply and irrigation purposes, in the field of storm water drainage systems, sanitation and waste water treatment and in the field of road, railway and airway infrastructures and cartography and cadastre. Studies and projects are executed on a sustained and integrated way, allowing the feasibility of the undertakings through the execution of the required socio-economic and environmental studies, preparing the engineering studies and designs for the launching of the corresponding works and ensuring their management and control.
During exploitation, through the monitoring and assessment of the undertakings behavior, gives assistance to Owners in the management of their maintenance.
Nowadays, COBA is a major Portuguese company in engineering consultancy with activity in Portugal and in 27 foreign countries. COBA together with their subsidiaries employ over 350 people. In the last three years, their turnover has been of about 20 million Euros.
It is registered with the main international financing agencies, namely: The European Union (EDF, Phare, Tacis); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and some agencies of the United Nations Organisation.
COBA is a member of numerous national and international professional associations, of which: * "Portuguese Association of Engineering and Management Consultants" (APPC) * "Portuguese Association of Water Resources" (APRH) * "Permanent International Association of Road Congress" * "Portuguese Association of Geologists" (APG) * "International Commission on Large Dams" * "Portuguese National Commission on Large Dams" * "Portuguese National Commission on Irrigation and Drainage" (CNPID) * "Portuguese Society of Geotechnics" (SPG) * "American Society of Civil Engineering" * "International Association of Engineering Geology" * "International Society for Rock Mechanics" * "International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering" * "International Tunneling Association"See more