22 Nov 2016

Royal HaskoningDHV is part of the trade delegation that visits Indonesia this week with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte, Ministers Schultz van Haegen and Ploumen and State Secretary Dijksma. During the trade mission Royal HaskoningDHV signed two contracts with the Indonesian port operator Pelindo I for the development of Kuala Tanjung Port in North Sumatra.

Royal HaskoningDHV signs contacts during Dutch Trade Mission Indonesia

Royal HaskoningDHV joins the mission with a focus to further strengthen relationships in water, maritime and hospitals. The contracts signed during the mission with Pelindo I include engineering and consultancy services for Kuala Tanjung Industrial Gateway Port.

From left: Ade Darmawan (Director Maritime & Aviation Indonesia at Royal HaskoningDHV), Saut Fransiswoyo Siagian (Project Director Pelindo I), Berte Simons (Director Royal HaskoningDHV Indonesia), Lilianne Ploumen (Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) and Erik Oostwegel (CEO Royal HaskoningDHV).

Kuala Tanjung is one of the 24 strategic commercial ports to be developed under President Joko Widodo’s maritime highway vision. Located on the international shipping lane of the Malacca Strait, Kuala Tanjung Port will be integrated with a nearby existing port and Special Economic Zones in order to serve as a gateway for local markets and providing suitable transportation options for the growing industries in the region.

Urban Water Challenges

The mission will also address Jakarta’s integrated coastal development. Because of groundwater extraction parts of Jakarta are sinking some 10 centimetres per year. This constitutes a danger for some four to five million people in North Jakarta who in many places are only protected by a little wall.

Royal HaskoningDHV Indonesia Resident Director Berte Simons: "Since the Indonesian government asked the Dutch government for assistance in 2007, the Dutch water sector is contributing to a lasting solution to sustainable water management of the city. No small task in this area where space is scarce, stakeholder interests are large and government budgets limited. We are proud to contribute to the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) strategy that not only should be a sanitation, water supply, civil and hydraulic engineering feat but also one in which inclusive urban and socio-economic solutions are key.”

CEO Investment Summit

On 23 November Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel took part in the CEO Investment Summit with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and his two Government members, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and Minister for Economic Affairs Mr Hatta Rajasa, and 32 Dutch and Indonesian CEOs. During the Summit, CEOs and government members of both countries discussed practical solutions to bottle-necks in the implementation of projects where Dutch companies together with local partners are involved. The Summit served as a review of the progress since the visit of President Joko Widodo and his team to the Netherlands in April.


Royal HaskoningDHV Business Developer Healthcare Eduard Boonstra participates in the trade mission’s business program focused on hospitals. "Indonesia has a relatively low level of healthcare infrastructure compared to other countries in South Asia. Having experience with the in Europe number #1 ranked Dutch healthcare system and our track record of state-of-the-art international hospital design we are able to contribute to the improvement of the public as well private health sector in Indonesia. Together with the Ministry of Health, BPJS and local health authorities, we expect to work on a pilot project after successfully having performed a feasibility study regarding the improvement of the primary care system in Yogyakarta within the framework of Universal Health Coverage,” says Eduard Boonstra. He added: “We are proud to be recognised by leading Indonesia hospital operators as integrated design partner in the development of modern, efficient and patient safe hospitals which enable us to further build up our track record in Indonesia.”

Royal HaskoningDHV Indonesia

Royal HaskoningDHV has been active since 1974 in Indonesia and has about 350 employees working on projects for production sites for clients like L'Oréal, Royal FrieslandCampina and Heineken, port development, design and construction supervision for land reclamation in Jakarta Bay, and supporting the Indonesian government in accelerating the development of sanitation in the country to name a few.