Engineering consultancies DHV and Royal Haskoning have completed a previously announced merger, creating one of Europe’s largest independently owned global engineering consultancy firms to be known as Royal HaskoningDHV.

The company, headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, will have nearly 8000 professionals providing services worldwide from 100 offices in 35 countries.

Bertrand van Ee chairs the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV, with Erik Oostwegel as vice-chair. Jaska de Bakker (CFO), Piet Besselink, Frank Heemskerk and Henry Rowe complete the Executive Board. Joop van Oosten chairs the Supervisory Board, which counts eight members in total, with Wim van Vonno as vice-chair.

“We are absolutely delighted to launch Royal HaskoningDHV,” said Chairman Bertrand van Ee. “To provide solutions to today’s challenges, size matters. Our newly merged company will apply its multidisciplinary skills, knowledge, experience and history to deliver added value to our clients on a wider global reach. Our pooled resources will enable us to invest in developing the necessary innovations for a brighter and sustainable future. The opportunities for our clients and employees are impressive and are reflected in our company philosophy to enhance society together.”

Vice-chair Erik Oostwegel added: “We are honoured and proud that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has agreed to the continuation of the Royal designation. It shows trust in our new company. The same trust we have in building on our individual strengths and combining them to the benefit of our projects and clients. We have already seen the advantages working together brings, and as one company, we look forward to partnering with our clients to create a positive difference to our environment.”

The new company remains independent and wholly trust-owned.