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Grontmij Nederland B.V. 
De Holle Bilt 22
3732 HM  De Bilt
The Netherlands

T +31 30 220 79 11

frank.gort@grontmij.nl

www.grontmij.nl

Grontmij

Grontmij is a leading sustainable design and management consultancy active in four business lines: Planning & Design, Transportation & Mobility, Water & Energy, and Monitoring & Testing. At the core of our business is the principle of sustainability by design, which is also a leading value proposition for our customers.

Grontmij is the fourth largest design, engineering and management consultancy in Europe with almost 300 offices across Europe and a further 50 offices globally.

We work in multidisciplinary teams, where expertise across divisions is shared to successfully manage the needs of each client and each project. Understanding how to manage resources and assets is one of our key sustainability principles in our project approach.

Waterfronts are highly challenging areas for project development. Many facets need to be considered to protect both land and water, and a variety of interests need to be served: flood safety issues, nature preservation, leisure and recreation, and development pressures in densely populated areas. Grontmij has proven responsible and creative solutions to manage these issues.

We realize that it is not only engineering that makes successful waterfronts. It is an understanding of people’s values, landscaping and architecture, respect for context, and interweaving natural features which together achieve a balanced waterfront. It is a vision for the future that starts in the present and respects the past.

Grontmij has a long history in developing Dutch and international marinas and waterfronts, along the coast as well as inland. Our most recent developments are in Wieringermeer, Noordwijk, Texel, Bruinisse, Hoorn, Amsterdam, and Vlissingen in the Netherlands, and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Products and Services

~ Masterplanning and design for
   waterfronts, marinas and waterways
~ Sea shore development and flood
   protection
~ Nautical safety assessment
~ Nautical and Hydraulic engineering
~ Spatial Design
~ Tourism and recreational development
   plans
~ Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
~ Contract and Project management
~ Monitoring and testing

We provide a full chain of waterfront services: feasibility studies including cost benefit analyses, detailed engineering, planning and permit management, contract management, support during construction, as well as asset management plans. In new developments we apply a Life Cycle Costing approach and sustainable asset management as part of the plan requirements and specifications.

Grontmij is the link between technical solutions and contextual environment. We help our customers – various governmental parties as well the water boards and private investors – to translate their dreams into reality.


Projects

Redevelopment of the former ferry terminal in Terneuzen, The Netherlands

Redevelopment of the former ferry terminal in Terneuzen, The Netherlands

Terneuzen is an important port city in the south-westernmost province of the Netherlands. The site of the former ferry terminal in Terneuzen is part of this port area, and is a key piece of Terneuzen’s identity. Grontmij was asked by the City of Terneuzen to prepare a vision for this site and its surrounding area to create a new face of the city to the water. The plan consists of a combination of recreational, natural, and residential uses, and includes the creation of a new island.

Bruinisse Marina Expansion, The Netherlands

Bruinisse Marina Expansion, The Netherlands

Bruinisse Marina is one of the largest marinas in the Netherlands. In 2005, Grontmij was asked by Den Daas Group BV to prepare a technical design and programme of requirements for the expansion of the marina from 800 to 1400 berths. Grontmij performed an assessment to determine the steps forward, investment costs, and approvals required for the project. Grontmij was also responsible for the project management of the construction for new buildings planned between the existing and expansion marinas, including a harbour master’s office, restaurant, sailing school, shop, swimming pool, and the residence of the harbour master. More

Sustainable Harbour, Bruinisse Marina Expansion, The Netherlands

Sustainable Harbour, Bruinisse Marina Expansion, The Netherlands

Grontmij was asked by Den Daas Recreatie to perform a sustainability assessment of their expansion plans for the Bruinisse Marina. This project involved an assessment of the existing marina, as well as the expansion plan, and provided guidance on how to implement sustainability principles in both projects.

Master Plan for the Waterfront of Dokkum, The Netherlands

Master Plan for the Waterfront of Dokkum, The Netherlands

Dokkum is one of famous Eleven Cities of Friesland, and has the ambition to become a major centre for watersports in the province. Grontmij was asked to create the Dokkum Waterfront Masterplan to translate these ambitions into a vision, and to create an action plan to give substance to this vision.

Hybrid and Electric Yachting in Friesland

Hybrid and Electric Yachting in Friesland

Commissioned by the Frisian Lakes Project, Grontmij was responsible for inventorying the opportunities for electric and hybrid yachting for the province of Friesland. The Frisian routing network was analysed to see where electric yachting could be stimulated – where the best opportunities may be to promote electric and hybrid boats, especially in natural areas. They also inventorised the routes, costs, facilities, and locations of electric and hybrid yachting infrastructure.

Redevelopment of the Yachting Marina in Kortgene, The Netherlands

Redevelopment of the Yachting Marina in Kortgene, The Netherlands

Kortgene is a small coastal town in the Netherlands' south-westernmost province, Zeeland -- land of sea. In 2008, Grontmij was commissioned to undergo preliminary studies for the redevelopment of a Kortgene’s Delta Marina. Grontmij developed an urban plan based on initial estimates to determine whether or not the re-development could be financed by the income resulting from real estate developments.