Ramboll, Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos pursue innovative underground tunnel projects together

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Ramboll, Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos are joining forces to develop state of the art tunnel solutions enabling safe, reliable, and enduring mobility infrastructure underground. They signed an agreement to establish this cooperation in December 2023.

This agreement combines our advanced capabilities within planning and design of tunnels and underground structures. Royal HaskoningDHV, Witteveen+Bos and Ramboll are global market leaders and tier one providers of design services and consultancy within tunnel projects, and we will be able to provide world class multidisciplinary consultancy and technical advisory for the whole asset lifecycle for tunnels - from early planning and feasibility, through to the final design, asset management and decommissioning planning and provisions. 

'I’m extremely pleased that our three companies have signed up to even closer collaboration. It means that clients will benefit from a comprehensive, state-of-the-art service offering, access to the most qualified tunnel specialists, and an unrivalled global track record spanning over three decades', says Niek Joustra from Royal HaskoningDHV.

The new agreement will open up future project possibilities worldwide and builds on the successful partnering and collaboration, working together on the world’s longest immersed tunnel, the Fehmarnbelt connecting Denmark with Germany. 'Innovation is the cornerstone of our collaboration. As with our work on Fehmarnbelt, we will push current engineering standards to overcome complex technical challenges, unlock new opportunities, and create the best solutions in partnership with our clients', says Rinze Herrema from Witteveen+Bos.

'Ramboll, Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos will also look to lead best practice in sustainability and resilience in tunnel engineering and design, including a committed emphasis on regenerative design principles to reduce the environmental impact and increase the life span of existing and new tunnels, as well as the use of eco-friendly and recyclable materials, and a focus on preserving biodiversity', adds Asger Knudsen from Ramboll.

The co-operation agreement took effect from 1 January 2024 and brings together a combined work force of more than 25,000 highly capable engineers.

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