Engineering consultancies DHV and Royal Haskoning have
agreed to merge, with an expected closing date in mid-2012, the
companies said on Tuesday.
The new company will be one of Europes leading
independent project management, engineering and
consultancy service providers and will rank globally in the top
10 of independently owned, non-listed companies and top 40
overall, officials said.
The intended name of the new company will be Royal Haskoning
DHV, whereby for continuation of the Royal designation, a
request will be submitted.
With its headquarters in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, the
companys 8,000 staff will provide services from more than
100 offices in over 35 countries.
Together, they deliver solutions to clients in planning and
transport, delta and water technology, maritime, aviation,
industry and energy and buildings.
The new combination will have a turnover in excess of
700 million, officials said.
We are very excited about the opportunities for our
clients and employees, said Bertrand van Ee, chairman of
DHV and designated chairman of the executive board of the new
company. This merger brings together an incredible pool
of talent and immediately doubles our reach.
Erik Oostwegel, chairman of Royal Haskoning and designated
vice-chairman of the executive board of the new company, added:
The synergy between the two companies is enormous. We
have worked together on projects before, but this is a whole
new ball game.
The merger realizes the ambitions of both founding companies
to be an industry leader backed by a financially sound balance
sheet, they said.
It accelerates their strategies for international expansion with combined knowledge
and geographic bases in Europe, South Africa, Middle East and
The new company will be a global player in the maritime,
water and delta technology markets and a major party
in aviation, mobility and infrastructure, officials said.