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Arial visualisation Visualisation of the new centre's proposed layout Mott MacDonald is leading efforts at two of the sites along major Rhine branches: at Meinerswijk, which is the floodplain of the Rhine within the City of Arnhem, and along 22 km of the lower River IJssel. View showing stretch of N33 in the snow Tram driving


For over 10 years, we’ve been providing leading engineering and management consultancy services to public and private sector clients in the Netherlands in sectors ranging from transport, infrastructure and buildings, to energy and environment.

Our local team of technical and management specialists offer innovative, safe and sustainable solutions which have a positive social, environmental and economic impact. With direct access to the multidisciplinary resources and knowledge of the global Group, we offer a substantial advantage to fulfil your diverse and changing requirements, wherever you or your projects are based.

From our base in Arnhem, we provide a broad range of infrastructure, energy, rail, infrastructure finance, spatial planning, project management, process management stakeholder engagement contract management and environmental services. We collaborate closely with our clients at the earliest possible stage of every project, to minimise risks and add maximum value.

Infrastructure finance advisory

Mott MacDonald offers world-class technical advice to lenders on almost all PPP projects in the Netherlands and Belgium. Our specialists help in guiding you to the desired risk profile. Government organisations, public organisations and financiers find that PPP/PFI projects offer an efficient and affordable way to improve services.

Advantages include

  • Improved quality for a lower cost
  • Lifecycle management, sustainability and innovation
  • Reduced hindrance during construction
  • Delivery within time and budget

Key PPP advisory projects

  • De Knoop office building Utrecht
  • A9 Gaasperdammerweg motorway
  • New Limmel lock
  • New IJmond sealock
  • N33 Assen-Zuidbroek motorway
  • A12 Utrecht-Lunetten-Veenendaal motorway
  • R4 Gent (Belgium)
  • Supreme Council, The Hague
  • Tram de Liège (Belgium)
  • Prison Beveren (Belgium)
  • Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague
  • RegioTram Groningen
  • Green Corridor motorway, Aruba
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With a track record spanning 100 years, our global transport business is world-leading. In the Netherlands, we specifically focus on:

  • Rail – heavy rail, light rail, metro and tram
  • Rolling stock
  • Safety and signalling (including ERTMS/ETCS) systems
  • Independent Safety Assessor (ISA), Assessment Body (AsBo) and Notified Body (NoBo) services
  • Tunnels and tunnel safety
  • Highways
  • Transport planning
  • Aviation
  • Ports, locks and maritime
  • Asset management

Key projects

  • Uithoflijn Tram project, Utrecht – project management, system integration, operations and maintenance and contract management
  • HTM in The Hague projects – tram infrastructure and operations and maintenance
  • Hoekselijn LRT connection (between Rotterdam and Hook of Holland) – project management
  • Tram and metro for RET – annual rolling stock audits
  • Audit procurement process of Intercity New Generation (ICNG) trains for the Ministries of Infrastructure and Finance.
  • Fyra V250 trains – reliability assessment
  • Tram Depot Nieuwegein – design advisory services
  • ERTMS Pilot project, Cluster 6 (Rolling Stock), Amsterdam-Utrecht – European Railway Traffic Management System investigations related to rolling stock
  • Optimisation of signalling (ETCS) investments in the Belgian Railways for the Belgian Federal Government
  • Stabling yard Kijfhoek – ISA / NoBo audit
  • Harbour line and MVWU stabling yard on the Second Maasvlakte – AsBo/Nobo audits


Our energy experts provide a total service for electrical power generation, transmission and system development. For several years we’ve been supporting TenneT, the Dutch Transmission System operator, in delivering projects to improve essential high voltage infrastructure.

We also support contractors and utility companies with developing and maintaining overhead line infrastructure, substations, onshore and offshore wind farms and other civil and structural engineering projects.

Key projects

  • Randstad 380kV Noordring project extends the 380kV high voltage grid which is operated by TenneT. Mott MacDonald is carrying out stakeholder and permit management for BAM which play an important role in this project to keep disturbance during construction to a minimum.
  • MOK 150kV cable connection between sub stations Marconistraat-Ommoord-Krimpen a/d IJssel. Mott MacDonald provides stakeholder management during the construction phase for BAM
  • Hollandse Kust Zuid, route development cable connection new wind farms and stakeholder management, in combination with Witteveen+Bos, for TenneT
Princess Amalia windfarm

Project and process management

We provide the full spectrum of project and process management services across the transport, energy, buildings, water, environment and utilities sectors. Our services are backed by advanced systems, reliable and accurate data and innovative management techniques to ensure we provide you with all the support you need through the whole lifecycle – from inception to post-completion aftercare. Our project and process managers are experienced in managing projects in a complex and demanding environment with tight deadlines and conflicting interests.

Key examples of our work

  • Contract management and project management for the new Uithoflijn tram project in Utrecht
  • Decision-making process on the Western Tramlines project (upgrade of tramlines 1, 2 and 13 in Amsterdam) and the public transport system West tangent, from Sloterdijk station in Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport
  • Advisory services during tendering and procurement stages of engineering contracts for the Municipality of Arnhem
  • Contract services to the Municipality of The Hague for the regeneration of Grote Markt Street
  • Stakeholder management for the Randstad North Ring 380kV overhead line, Room for the River water management, refurbishment of the North Sea Canal Locks and Amsterdam-Rijn-Canal projects.
  • Process manager for the enhancement of the governance structure for public transport projects in Amsterdam

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