After a series of smaller tasks in Denmark got
Højgaard & Schultz one of Europe’s largest construction tasks: construction of the port in Gdynia, Poland. The work went on for almost 10 years – from 1925 to 1935, and led to many new tasks both internationally as nationally.
Doing World War II the company was involved in several different building projects in Germany and occupied Poland, where the workforce were concentration camp prisoners and other forced labor. Højgaard & Schultz established fund in 2002 with three million us $ to the compensation to the survivors of forced labour.
Højgaard & Schultz was also contractor of the northern high-rises on Bellahøj, who stood ready to move in the same year. Bellahøj was among the first element construction in Denmark.
In the years 1980-84 Monberg Thorsen and Højgaard & Schultz in cooperation built Farø bridges, consisting of a low bridge plus a high bridge with a total length of 3,322 meters. Højgaard & Schultz stood for building the distinctive pylons. Monberg Thorsen stood for the superstructure.
1989-1998 and 1995-2000 the two companies collaborated again on the Great Belt Bridge and Oresund Bridge. In 2000 the wind farm Middelgrundens Vindmøllepark
MT Højgaard Group is one of the leading construction and civil engineering companies in the Nordic countries. The Group works with customers throughout Denmark and in multiple countries overseas. The company was founded in 2001, when Højgaard & Schultz and Monberg & Thorsen merged to form MT Højgaard.
The Group consists of MT Højgaard as well as a number of specialized wholly and partly owned subsidiaries. MT Højgaard Group solves all needs within construction and civil engineering from designing to building bridges, housing and business property. The Group also works offshore and has installed the offshore wind turbine foundations.
MT Højgaard’s headquarters is located in Søborg, close to Copenhagen, and has local offices throughout Denmark and overseas. In 2014, the company had a turnover of DKK 7 billion and employed nearly 4,000 people.
It turned out that Højgaard & Schultz has probably used up to 1,000 forced labourers, predominantly Jews in German-occupied Poland. The company then created a fund that paid compensation to the 69 survivors.