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 more than 6,000 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, together with our clients, we 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, other principal offices are in the United Kingdom and South Africa. 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 the UK
In the UK, Royal HaskoningDHV has a prestigious pedigree, dating back to the early 1940s when Guy Maunsell and John Posford founded GA Maunsell and Partners. Richard Pavry joined the firm in 1946, and the company was renamed Maunsell, Posford and Pavry in 1949. Both Posford and Maunsell were involved in numerous projects for both the Royal Navy and the Army in the form of inshore forts and floating docks.
The firm split in two in 1955 leading to the formation of Posford Pavry & Partners. The firm moved its headquarters from London to Peterborough in 1973. In 1983 WH Radford & Son of Nottingham (founded in 1885) was incorporated into the firm, and 1987 saw the merger with Lewis and Duvivier (founded in 1881) to form Posford Duvivier.
In 1992 TF Burns and Partners (founded 1947) merged with Posford Duvivier and two years later Royal Haskoning acquired the company. In 2001 Posford Duvivier changed to Posford Haskoning, a company of Royal Haskoning and in January 2005 Posford Haskoning became known as Royal Haskoning.
In 2012 Royal Haskoning and DHV merged to form Royal HaskoningDHV.