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 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.