10 Apr 2014
Yara Sluiskil. Copyright: Yara
Yara Sluiskil. Copyright: Yara

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed Managing Agent to Yara, one of the world's leading chemical companies.
The multi-million euro contract involves delivering far-reaching asset management services at Yara's largest European production site in Sluiskil in the southwest of the Netherlands for at least five years.

Yara produces fertilizers and industrial chemicals at the 130 ha site in Sluiskil which has the biggest ammonia and nitrate production capacity in Europe.
As Managing Agent, Royal HaskoningDHV will be responsible for all non-primary assets including over 200 buildings/civil structures and related installations, 60 km of sewerage structures, 12 km of drinking water infrastructure, 8 km of rail track and rolling stock, and 200,000 m2 of pavements.

Improve performance

Mr Luc Cattoir, Maintenance Manager at Yara, said: "We entered into this agreement because Royal HaskoningDHV will further improve our performance at equal or lower costs. With this contract we can now focus on our core activities and achieve higher efficiency."
The contract will be carried out according to ISO 55000 Standards for Asset Management which align to Royal HaskoningDHV's provision of services in management, maintenance sustainability and social responsibility.

Geert Fuchs, Project Director and Leading Professional Asset Management at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: "We are very proud Yara has taken the decision to hand over responsibility for the performance of these assets to Royal HaskoningDHV. We will implement the new asset management philosophy with a clear focus on company culture. People are key to this project's success."