a valuable contribution to Tanzania's future

For the first time in over 50 years, Tanzania's transnational railway is being modernised, and COWI is responsible for the design of a 207 km section running from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro. The modernisation is a valuable contribution to Tanzania's future development to meet an increasing demand for the transportation of passengers and improve the domestic supply network.

COWI is truly qualified to manage the complexity of the project due to its solid knowledge of Tanzania and extensive experience of delivering services in the country, including the design of more than 800 km railways for the Tanzanian Railway Authorities. The railway is planned to be operational in 2019.


Tanzania, Africa

2017 - 2019

Yapi Merkezi (Turkey) and Mota-Engil (Portugal)


  • Topographical surveys and mapping
  • Climatic, hydrological and hydraulic investigations
  • Geotechnical, soils and materials investigations
  • Operational plan studies
  • Alignment detailed design
  • Embankment, geotechnical and earthworks detailed design
  • Viaduct and bridge detailed design
  • Track works detailed design
  • Roads detailed design
  • Marshalling yard and depot detailed design

Get in contact

Klavs Wassard Hestbek Lund
Market Director
Railways and Metro, Denmark

Tel: +45 56401483

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Ejner Christensen

Ejner Christensen
Project Director
Highways and Airports International, Denmark

Tel: +45 56402526