Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with 135 years of experience. Our professionals deliver services in the fields of aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, transport, urban and rural development and water. Backed by expertise and experience of 6,500 colleagues across the world, we work for public and private clients in more than 150 countries. We understand the local context and deliver appropriate local solutions.
We focus on delivering added value for our clients while at the same time addressing the challenges that societies are facing. These include the growing world population and the consequences for towns and cities; the demand for clean drinking water, water security and water safety; pressures on traffic and transport; resource availability and demand for energy and waste issues facing industry.
We aim to minimise our impact on the environment by leading by example in our projects, our own business operations and by the role we see in “giving back” to society.
By showing leadership in sustainable development and innovation and capitation of our clients and emerging partners, we, together with our clients, are working to become part of the solution to a more sustainable society now and into the future.
Our head office is in the Netherlands, with principal offices in the South Africa and United Kingdom. We also have established offices in Indonesia, Thailand, India and the Americas; and we have a long standing presence in Africa and the Middle East.
Royal HaskoningDHV in South Africa
Royal HaskoningDHV was formerly known as SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants, and was founded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1922. Registered as Stewart Scott (Pty) Ltd and trading as Stewart Scott International (SSI), the company owes its name to its founding fathers – George Stewart, a specialist in water cycle and municipal services projects and Frederick Scott, whose forté was transport and structural design.An innovator from its early years, SSI was one of the very first independent consulting engineering companies in Southern Africa and later, also one of the first to be established as an empowerment company.
The company's name changed to SSI, a DHV company, in September 2006 after the DHV Group became the majority shareholder.
Following the merger between DHV and Royal Haskoning in 2012, the company changed its name to reflect the international branding of the enlarged group.