In 2021 we’re celebrating 140 years of operation.
To mark this, we are treating you to nine great stories from our archives.
Our founding fathers are brought to life with cinematic historiography.
The stories provide a unique insight into the perspectives of the main characters,
and show the ingenuity, friendship and drive that form the basis of our company.

Heederik, Heineken, Dwars and Verhey

How Bavarian beer and concrete turned out to be a solid basis for the alliance between the engineers Dwars, Heederik, (Groothoff) and Verhey.

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De Koning in Egypt

In this story, we follow founder Jacobus de Koning to Egypt in 1889. Egypt's rail network was being expanded, and he was determined to create the winning design for a railway bridge across the Nile.

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Two friends, one firm

In 1881 our founders Johan van Hasselt and Jacobus de Koning overturned convention by setting up  the first independent engineering consultancies in the Netherlands. It’s the only agency in the Netherlands that has been able to keep its independency until today.

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Survival thanks to community kitchens

Despite the difficult circumstances during the Second World War, Dwars, Heederik and Verhey managed to keep their engineering firm running. 

Publication in April 2021

Export of intellect

In 1951, golden times are dawning for the engineers of DHV and Haskoning when they join Nedeco, Netherlands Engineering Consultants for Engineering abroad.

Publication in May 2021