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Netherlands

For more than a decade, we have been at the forefront of Netherlands’ development as a leading engineering and management consultancy.

We support public and private sector clients realise their vision across multiple sectors ranging from mobility, infrastructure, buildings, to energy and environment.

Our local team of technical and management specialists offer innovative, safe and sustainable solutions with a positive social, environmental and economic impact. With access to the global multidisciplinary resources and the wider knowledge of the global Mott MacDonald community, we can fulfil your diverse and changing requirements, wherever you or your projects are based.

On the one hand, you get the advantages of size and stability that come from a global organisation. On the other, you will get the kind of openness, friendliness and personal commitment you might expect from a much smaller business. We work closely with our clients at the earliest stage of every project and help them to minimise risks and maximise value.

Mobility

With a track record spanning one hundred years, our global transport business is world leading. Our focus areas are:

  • Railways
  • Light Rapid Transit (LRT), including light rail, metro and tram
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  • Rolling stock
  • Safety and signalling systems (including ERTMS/ETCS/CBTC)
    Aviation
  • Asset management

We provide project and contract management, feasibility studies, strategic advice, conceptual design, asset management, cost estimates, audits, due diligence and a wide range of technical advisory services such as system integration, signalling, test and commissioning, rolling stock advisory and modelling.

Railways

  • Review and monitoring of the ETCS rollout in Belgium for the federal government.

  • We helped roll out ERTMS in the Netherlands, including support in the Amsterdam-Utrecht pilot, and setting up an integral model for transport capacity and support in ERTMS implementation for freight rolling stock owners.

  • Deployed digital solutions for ProRail’s large uncontrolled freight yards.

  • ETCS technical advisory in Brisbane, Australia.

Light rail

  • Project management, system integration, operations and maintenance, and contract management for the Uithoflijn tram project, in Utrecht.

  • Multi-annual development of maintenance and renewals costs of light rail infrastructure and rolling stock for the tram and metro networks in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

  • Project, contract and technical management for New Amstel and Uithoorn tram lines.

  • Feasibility study metro capacity (RET).

  • Washington Metro CBTC feasibility study.

  • Sydney Metro engineering, design and assurance.

  • Feasibility study of the Almere (IJmeer) metro connection in Amsterdam.

Rolling stock

  • Audit of the production schedule of the Intercity New Generation (ICNG) trains for Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).
  • Remarketing of old NS rolling stock.
  • Periodical rolling stock audits metros and trams (RET).
  • Quality control of Uithoflijn tram rolling stock.

Energy

Our experts provide a complete renewable energy service, including offshore and onshore wind, solar PV and green hydrogen. We have an excellent track record in transmission and system infrastructure development, as well as in providing high-end technical and project management services in the nuclear energy sector.

Hydrogen

  • Technical integration and optimisation to support the NortH2 consortium with the feasibility assessment for a large-scale green hydrogen production scheme using offshore wind. The project aims to produce 4GW by 2030, and upscale to more than 10GW by 2040.

  • We carried out a Power-to-Gas feasibility study for the North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium. The aim of the study was to provide conceptual designs for large-scale (4GW) onshore and offshore electrolysers.

Renewables

  • Windpark Zeewolde, Netherlands’ largest onshore wind park in 2021, with 83 turbines and a 320MW capacity.
  • Windpark Kroningswind at Goeree Overflakkee, has 19 WTGs and a capacity of 80MW.
  • Windplan Groen in the province of Flevoland will have 90 turbines and capacity of around 500MW.
  • Masterplan sustainability for the Koninklijke Verenigde Leder (KVL) development site in Oisterwijk.

Transmission and distribution

  • Design supervision of a variety of offshore substations for wind parks in the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Stakeholder and permit management for the Randstad 380kV Noordring project, extending the 380kV high voltage grid operated by TenneT.

Nuclear

  • Designed a new SCK CEN facility in Mol (B).
  • Prepared a bankability study for Pallas, a new medical isotopes reactor that will replace the old High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten.

Infrastructure finance advisory

We offer world-class technical advice to lenders on privately financed projects in the Netherlands and Belgium, helping our clients to appreciate the risk profile of complex infrastructure and renewable projects. In addition, we provide technical due diligence to institutional investors and lenders across various sectors and industries, such as telecommunications, the dairy industry, the petrochemical industry, energy infrastructure and renewable power generation.

Economic infrastructure

Highways

  • A9 Gaasperdammerweg.
  • A6 Almere.
  • A12 Lunetten-Veenendaal.
  • N33 Assen-Zuidbroek.
  • N18 Groenlo – Enschede.
  • R0 x A201 Brussel - Zaventem (B).
  • Kempen North-South highway (B).
  • R4 Ghent (B).
  • Afsluitdijk.
  • Green Corridor (Aruba).
  • Watty Vos Boulevard (Aruba).
  • Various secondary due diligence projects.

Locks

  • IJmond Sealocks.
  • Limmel locks.
  • Prinses Beatrix locks.

Bridges

  • Bridges Albert Canal 1 and 2 (B).

Tunnels

  • Liefkenshoek rail tunnel (B).

Rail projects

  • High-speed Train Netherlands.
  • Tram de Liège (B).
  • Regiotram Groningen.

Water treatment

  • Harnaschpolder wastewater treatment plant (The Hague).
  • Sludge treatment plant Ghent (B).

Social infrastructure

Public buildings

  • Supreme Court, The Hague.
  • Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague.
  • Knoop office building, Utrecht.
  • Police office Antwerp (B).
  • Defence Museum Soesterberg.

Prisons

  • Dendermonde prison (B).
  • Beveren prison (B).

Schools

  • Flemish schools (B).

Energy

Wind onshore

  • Windpark Zeewolde.
  • Windplan Groen.
  • Windpark Maasvlakte II.
  • Windpark Kroningswind.
  • Windpark Drentse Monden Oostermoer.
  • Westermeerwind.

Wind offshore

  • Gemini.
  • Blauwwind.
  • Crosswind.
  • Borssele.
  • Princess Amalia wind park.

Solar PV

  • Technical due diligence on various solar PV projects.

Biomass

Biomass plant Ghent (B).

Industry

Petrochemical storage

  • Technical due diligence for various petrochemical storage locations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Fiber-to-the-Home

  • Various technical due diligence projects.

Dairy industry

  • Cheese factory in the Netherlands.

Project, contract and process management

Our services are backed by advanced systems, reliable and accurate data and innovative management techniques to support you through the whole project lifecycle, from inception to post-completion aftercare. Our project and process managers have experience working in a complex and demanding environment with tight deadlines and conflicting interests.

Rail and LRT

  • Project management for the improvement of NS Nunspeet railways station surrounding area.

  • Contract and project management for the new Uithoflijn tram in Utrecht.

  • Contract management on behalf of ProRail for the renovation of the Schiphol tunnel.

  • Contract management for Amsterdam’s Amstelveenlijn line.

Highways

  • Project and technical management for the A9 Badhoevedorp - Holendrecht PPP project.
  • Project and technical management of the reconstruction of the Southern Ring Groningen (ARZ) project.

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