Company history

Svašek Hydraulics Engineering was founded in 1969 by Honzo Svašek (1926-1994). The decision to start his own company was influenced by the construction of the Maasvlakte. As a civil engineer, he was already involved in the preparations, and as an entrepreneur, he foresaw a significant task ahead. This prediction came true, as the last design study for the construction of the Maasvlakte was completed in 1977. From 2005, Svašek was once again heavily involved in Maasvlakte II.

In the 1990s, Svašek Hydraulics was part of the engineering and architectural firm De Weger BV in Rotterdam, a company that was acquired by Royal Haskoning in 1998. In 2003, Svašek Hydraulics and Royal Haskoning reached an agreement for a management buyout. Since then, Svašek Hydraulics has been a completely independent consultancy, free from any consultant, contractor, and/or scientific institute.

Bram Bliek has been the director of Svašek Hydraulics since 1984, and since October 2020, Bas van Leeuwen has been the deputy director