Type of entity
Technical Assistance
Consulting and project design
Project management and supervision
Geographical areas
Central and South America


COBA is a company of Engineering and Environmental Consultants, founded in 1962.


COBA provides engineering consultancy services ranging from basic and planning studies, technical, environmental and economic feasibility studies, design and construction design, works supervision and project management, up to operation control and behaviour monitoring.


For this purpose, COBA relies on highly specialized multidisciplinary teams in its several areas of activity, from civil engineering - planning, geotechnics, structures, hydraulics - to electromechanical and mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, agronomy and natural sciences, enabling the provision of state-of-the-art services and the preparation of studies / projects in an integrated manner.


COBA’s mission is to comply with the Clients' requirements providing high standard engineering services, within the established delays and costs and to contribute to the reputation of the Portuguese Engineering worldwide. COBA strives to be a model company through the excellence of the services provided, through its independence, through the motivation of its staff and its financial autonomy.




At present, COBA acts on a wide variety of technical areas relying on multidisciplinary technical teams who work on a highly effective collaboration, which results in an integrated view of projects, in the following areas:


Hydraulic Undertakings: Concrete, Embankment and Rockfill Dams; Weirs and Reservoirs; Pumping Systems; Hydraulic Structures;


Electric Power Generation and Transmission: Hydroelectric power plants; Small hydropower plants; Refurbishment, modernization and automation of hydroelectric power stations; Substations; High voltage transmission lines; Cooling water systems for thermoelectric power stations;

Water Supply and Waste and Rain Water Systems: Water catchment, treatment and distribution; Water treatment stations; Drainage systems; Wastewater treatment stations; Pumping stations;

Agriculture and Rural Development: Irrigation and drainage systems; Rural roads; Production systems; Mapping and basic information;

Transport Infrastructures: Roads and highways; Railways; Passenger and freight stations; Subways; Airports; Bridges and other engineering structures;

Environment: Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental management and auditing; Pollution control; Land management; Landscape engineering; Recovery of degraded areas; Sanitary landfills;

Geotechnical Structures: Tunnels and underground caverns; Slope stabilisation; Special foundations; Breakwaters; Embankments;

Cartography and Cadastre: Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Digital cartography; Thematic cartography; Thematic cadastres;

Works Safety Control and Rehabilitation: Expertise, monitoring, inspection and reinforcement of dams and transportation infrastructures; Works instrumentation; Projects maintenance and operation.





Throughout our history, we have worked in over 46 countries across all continents, namely:


  • Europe: Portugal, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Macedonia, Turkey;
  • Africa: Angola, Algeria, Cape Verde, Congo Republic, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé e Príncipe, Senegal, Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia;
  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equator, Haiti, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela;
  • Asia / Middle East: China (Macau), Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.