Johannesburg - 8 January 2013- AUTHORITATIVE Engineering News-Record (ENR) has placed international engineering consultants Royal HaskoningDHV in 9th position in Africa, confirming the company’s global expertise and capabilities.
Johannesburg, 24 February 2014 - International consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV is managing an R11m Water SCADA Automation contract for the City of uMhlathuze Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.
Johannesburg - 17 January 2013- It is all systems go for the 2014 Royal HaskoningDHV Grade 11 and 12 Saturday School classes in Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
The day we have all dreaded has come: the father of the Rainbow Nation and South Africa, our beloved Madiba, has succumbed to the infirmities of age.
In a competitive tender process involving eight bidders, Royal HaskoningDHV have secured an 18 month long planning study contract for the investigation and assessment of a bulk water supply scheme for the Southern Ndwedwe area in KwaZulu Natal. The study area involves communities inland of the area between Umhlanga and the King Shaka Airport within the iLembe District Municipality. The study has been commissioned by Umgeni Water.
Royal HaskoningDHV SEA announces that they have achieved a Level 2 B-BBEE Status.
CEO Nyami Mandindi praised the contribution of staff in realizing this achievement:
“Our new Level 2 Contributor status is a major achievement worth celebrating. It shows that we are living up to our value system. We have been certified with a fabulous score rating of 92.27 points. Not only does this outstrip our previous rating of 79.21 points last year – it is also 7.27 points above the entry threshold for Level 2! Our new Level 2 status is valid from 22 November 2013 until 21 November 2014” she said.
Drawing many visitors, admiring comments and glances, our very different stand at IMESA 2013 epitomised the theme of this year’s conference and exhibition.
The Green Building Council South Africa’s (GBCSA) new Green Star SA Existing Building Performance Tool was unveiled to the press at the GBCSA’s annual Convention & Exhibition on 17 October at the Brainwave Stage, in Exhibition Hall 4A at the ICC in Cape Town.
400,000 people now have guaranteed water security
Recognition was recently given to the Water Sector’s Leading Professional, Tandi Breetzke, who received the runner up / highly commended award for her paper compiled in conjunction with eThekwini Municipality’s Dr Andrew Mather.
Congratulations to our Msunduzi (Pietermaritzburg) office team Gerrit Visser, Mervyn Bosworth-Smith, Stephen Jaya and Nicolas Zemura – the HA Mofutho Pedestrian Bridge in Lesotho has just won prestigious first prize at the SA Hot Dip Galvanizers Association Awards function, held recently in Johannesburg. Not only did the HA Mofutho Bridge win its category - Infrastructure and Community development, but was awarded the overall prize, winning the coveted WGS Barnett Trophy!
The local business spurred the group’s improved ranking in, among others, transmission lines and cabling (5th) and education (10th). Of Royal HaskoningDHV’s €15m international revenue (revenue outside of Netherlands) earned from the education market, local operations contributed €13.9m. Its contribution to the group’s €2.5m international revenue in transmission lines and cabling was €2.2m. The entire group revenue for transmission and distribution (€11.7m) came from the central and southern African region.
Johannesburg, 24 February 2014 – In light of government’s multi-trillion infrastructure spend in coming years, innovation is key, according to international consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Nyami Mandindi.
In 2012, President Jacob Zuma announced a R4-trillion infrastructure spend over a 15-year period in order to boost economic development and growth. Government is expected to spend R845 billion in the next three years. The massive infrastructure drive opens a bigger role for private sector participation in the economy.
Speaking at a function in honour of Royal HaskoningDHV’s clients in Pretoria on Thursday, Mandindi said: “We need to be innovative in the way we operate. Our appeal is that our clients encourage initiative and innovation by adopting design processes that embrace and promote better solutions and best practices. If we discourage this strength in business, our local market and economic growth will become increasingly sluggish”.
Royal HaskoningDHV is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). “Our level 2 B-BBEE status affirms our collective effort to live the principles which underpin transformation legislation. A successful business is one that finds relevance in its socio-economic context,” Mandindi said.
Meanwhile, there is evidence that the commitment to green buildings is gaining momentum in South Africa. Local companies expect levels of green buildings levels to more than triple in the next three years, says Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) CEO Brian Wilkinson. Speaking at the same function, Wilkinson said the share of South African firms highly dedicated to green buildings was growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.
Quoting recent McGraw Hill findings, Wilkinson said more than two thirds of respondents felt that green buildings ratings provided a competitive advantage. 60% of respondents have green new build plans, while 58% have green retrofit plans, he said.
The GBCSA last year appointed Royal HaskoningDHV as the lead consultant of the Green Star SA Existing Building Performance Tool. The pilot programme for the tool will run throughout 2014 on 60 buildings. Categories for credits in the rating tool are management, transport, land use and ecology, indoor environment quality, water, emissions, energy, materials and innovation.
(From left to right): Green Buildings Council South Africa CEO Brian Wilkinson, TV presenter and MC Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Nyami Mandindi and Royal HaskoningDHV Regional Manager Thabo Khunyeli