Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 135 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals.
We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.
Our 6,000 colleagues, working from permanent offices in more than 30 countries on projects in some 150 countries, are committed to our promise to enhance society together.
We are driving positive change through innovation and technology, helping clients use resources more efficiently and creating solutions which connect with people to make their lives easier, happier and safer.Connecting lives is our history and our future. We are connected through a passion to work on projects that matter and to engineer solutions for our clients that go beyond the original brief. We are connected through work that is enhancing society, contributing to a more sustainable future for our children and our children’s children.
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.