News


Name change for SSI

October 2012 News

SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants will operate as Royal HaskoningDHV as of 21 August, this after the DHV Group, of which SSI was part, merged with Royal Haskoning. The move accelerates its strategy of leveraging a strong base of international expertise for the expansion of its existing markets in southern and in the rest of Africa.

Three other DHV companies based in southern Africa: specialist mining consultancy Turgis, Royal Haskoning, and DHV Mozambique will also fall under Royal HaskoningDHV brand. The combined engineering experience of these companies amounts to more than 200 years.

Royal HaskoningDHV carries out more than 30 000 projects every year in planning, transport, infrastructure, water, maritime, aviation, industry, energy, mining and buildings. Its formidable team of engineering and consulting experts numbers nearly 8000 professionals operating from 100 offices in 35 countries.

Bertrand van Ee, chairman of the Royal Haskoning Group says: “Our clients look to us for thought leadership and pragmatic and sustainable solutions. As one company we can support them better.”

Nyami Mandindi, CEO of Royal HaskoningDHV in South Africa says: “Today a world of possibilities opens to us. We are now a truly global player. We have strengthened our position as a winning business in South Africa and we are now a dominant force on the African continent.”

In a fast-changing world there is a desperate need for smarter, brighter thinking, better ideas and sustainable solutions. The focus of Royal HaskoningDHV is on leveraging its core strengths to meet the immense challenges society faces in a world that is in transition – scarcity of resources, food security, climate change, and urban redevelopment. Van Ee comments: “Our sense of being innovative and bright in our projects, an acute awareness of carrying out our work with integrity, doing it together as a team and delivering our projects with excellence make us excel in delivering solutions to global challenges.”

Mandindi adds: “Our ability to respond to a critical changing environment will help take us into the future as a solid and ever-growing business. Access to professionals with international experience will enhance our existing local delivery of global solutions locally. It also reinforces our client-centric market approach and ability to impact in our identified markets.”

The company intends to harness its award-winning skills to provide positive impact engineering solutions across Africa. It aims to create a meaningful future for the 1 billion people on a continent poised to become a leader on the world stage. Despite growth in exports, Intra-African trade is still relatively untapped and underexploited. Growth within the continent would allow it to diversify its exports.

For more information contact Hillary Erasmus, Royal HaskoningDHV, +27 (0)11 798 6511, Hillary@rhdv.com, www.rhdv.co.za





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

From the editor's desk: AI in manufacturing and a virtual exhibition booth
October 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control) , News
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen by many as the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), yet its vision is not fundamentally new. The ideas have been around since the mid 1950s, but progress ...

Read more...
Endress+Hauser strengthens presence in the Middle East
October 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa , News
Endress+Hauser is strengthening the Group’s presence on the Arabian Peninsula with the establishment of Endress+Hauser Middle East.

Read more...
BMG launches online shopping platform
October 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , News
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.

Read more...
WearCheck moves to Westville
October 2020 , News
Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck, recently relocated its head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban.

Read more...
Skyriders inspection at pulp and paper plant
October 2020 , News
Online teaser: When a pulp and paper producer required inspection of its fire-water reticulation system, it turned to rope access specialist Skyriders.

Read more...
Trafo supplies skid-mounted dry-type transformer
October 2020 , News
In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid.

Read more...
OPC Foundation welcomes Emerson to its board of directors
September 2020 , News
Emerson has joined the OPC Foundation Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative to drive a holistic approach to sensor and device level communications across process and factory automation.

Read more...
Siemens Energy MEA Energy Week conference draws world-class line-up
September 2020 , News
Siemens Energy & partners are holding a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference, entitled “Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow”, from 19-21 October.

Read more...
BMG launches online shopping platform
September 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , News
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.

Read more...
SJC Creative wins Media Communications Specialist Award
September 2020 , News
SJC Creative, a specialised B2B and industrial media communications consultancy, was recently awarded the Media Communications Specialist Award 2020, Gauteng.

Read more...