W+B, RHDHV and Pilz to collaborate as IMPAKT

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Witteveen+Bos, Royal HaskoningDHV and Pilz Netherlands today signed a contract to collaborate on safe and well-secured infrastructural objects in the Netherlands under the name IMPAKT. The collaborative efforts will focus on four specialist aspects of industrial automation in infrastructural objects: functional machine safety, cyber security, asset management, and physical security.

Over the past four years, the parties executed the IMPAKT project on behalf of the Directorate General of Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat, RWS) as part of RWS’s ‘Secure Working’ programme, in which they investigated and improved the functional machine safety, cyber security, physical security and asset management of 460 objects in the Netherlands. Following this successful collaboration, the three parties decided to consolidate their experience, capacity and expertise in a new collaborative alliance.

Now clients like RWS, provincial and municipal authorities and water boards can continue to make use of their combined expert knowledge and experience in industrial automation of bridges, locks, tunnels and traffic centres in the Netherlands.

Egbert Teunissen (Sector Director at Witteveen+Bos): ‘With the IMPAKT partners we have gained unique experience in the field of industrial automation in RWS’s ‘Secure Working’ programme that was completed in late 2017. There is an enormous demand for this type of experience in the market. In view of this demand and the success of the collaboration, this new contract was clearly the next logical step for all three parties.