Royal Haskoning receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Ras-Laffan dry docks
Haskoning UK Ltd – the UK arm of Royal Haskoning – has almost doubled the turnover generated from overseas trade in the last three years. Totalling £72.3 million (over three years), income generated from international projects now represents almost half (46%) of the firm’s total turnover.

This growth has now been recognised with a Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, awarded to companies demonstrating outstanding achievement in this arena. Despite the challenging economic climate, Royal Haskoning is experiencing considerable success globally, particularly in emerging markets like the Middle East and Africa. As one of the world’s leading firms of engineering and environmental consultants, this global portfolio complements the company’s work in the UK.

Indeed, earlier this year, engineers from Royal Haskoning celebrated when the first ship sailed into the world’s deepest drydock in Qatar. The drydock forms part of the new Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma shipyard in the Port of Ras Laffan, a multi-billion dollar project which Royal Haskoning designed and oversaw.

Royal Haskoning board of management director, Henry Rowe, is forecasting further growth, “I feel we’ve got an important role to play in helping developing countries achieve their potential. For me, this award recognises Royal Haskoning’s contribution to society and the way that our profession helps to shape the world.

“International trade now makes up almost half our total turnover – because we offer multi-disciplinary services we can see a project through from start to finish and our clients value our experience in delivering innovative projects. Whether we’re working on a huge mega-engineering project like the Ras-Laffan shipyard or a smaller but no less prestigious due diligence report for a container terminal in India, we put ourselves in the shoes of our clients. “I’d like to thank our staff for all their hard work, and also our clients for contracting us to deliver such interesting projects.”

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering offers its congratulations to member company Royal Haskoning for winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade. In a difficult economic climate, Royal Haskoning has continued to grow its overseas business, delivering innovative projects and demonstrating the real benefits to society delivered by ACE member companies.

Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, ACE chief executive, said: “On behalf of ACE I would like to congratulate Royal Haskoning on their award. This prestigious accolade is recognition of the contribution that the company is making to the UK economy and society around the world.  It is a particularly notable achievement given the difficult market conditions in which we are all operating.

“The consultancy and engineering sector has grown strongly in overseas markets in recent years.  Work done by UK consultants contributes more than £5 billion per year to the UK economy.  Companies such as Royal Haskoning demonstrate how our industry is playing a critical role in stimulating growth in the UK economy.”

A flag raising event is being held at Royal Haskoning’s Peterborough office on 21st April to celebrate the Queen’s Award.

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