MT Højgaard is Denmark’s leading construction and development company. The company has an impressive resume with previous constructions such as Øresundsbron, Storebæltsbroen and the Metro. About five years ago the company had an annual turnover of about two million Danish Crowns in foreign countries; today this annual turnover has grown to two billion Danish Crowns.
“In Denmark there are many years between major projects, and you are therefore forced to look abroad. Right now we are building the world’s fifth longest suspension bridge in Norway,” says Søren Riber Carlsen, MT Højgaard’s area manager of Southeast Asia.
Søren Riber Carlsen is responsible for 10 countries in Asia among others Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. Because of MT Højgaard’s involvement in Vietnam the company recently opened an office in Hanoi.
For about four years Søren flew back and forth between Denmark and Vietnam. But travelling all the time meant less time with his wife and fourteen year old daughter so the family decided to move to Hanoi.
Right now Søren is busy with two big projects in Vietnam, a new modern sewerage system project in the Vietnamese city of Bac Giang and a bridge construction in the seaside town Haiphong -Vietnam’s third biggest city with about 3-4 million residents.
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