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Koninklijke VolkerWessels B.V.
TypePrivate (Besloten vennootschap)
IndustryConstruction, civil engineering
HeadquartersAmersfoort, Netherlands
Key people
Jan de Ruiter (CEO), J.H.M. (Jan) Hommen (Chairman of the supervisory board)
Revenue€5.714 billion (2017)[1]
Increase €191 million) (2017)[1]
Increase €151 million (2017)[1]
OwnerWessels family through Reggeborgh Holding B.V.
Number of employees
16,179 (2017)[1]

Koninklijke VolkerWessels B.V. is a major European construction services business with Dutch-based headquarters. It is owned by the Wessels Family[2] through Reggeborgh Holding.


The company was founded by Adriaan Volker in Sliedrecht in 1854.[3] It merged with Stevin Groep to form Volker Stevin in 1978 and with Kondor Wessels in 1997 to form Volker Wessels Stevin.[3] It was rebranded VolkerWessels in 2002.[3]


The company is organised into the following divisions:[4]

  • Building and property development
  • Infrastructure
  • VolkerWessels UK
  • VolkerWessels Canada
  • Energy, infrastructure technology and telecoms
  • Supplies and marine services

The company is the eponymous sponsor of the VolkerWessels Cycling Team.[5]

Major projects[edit]

Major projects undertaken by the company include the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier completed in 1986,[6] the Gateshead Millennium Bridge completed in 2001[7] and the Euroborg soccer stadium for FC Groningen in Groningen completed in 2006.[8]

VolkerWessels is also involved in HS2 lot C1, working as part of joint venture, due to complete in 2031.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2017". VolkerWessels. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  2. ^ "Organisatiestructuur - VolkerWessels". www.volkerwessels.com.
  3. ^ a b c "Timeline Royal VolkerWessels - VolkerWessels". www.volkerwessels.com.
  4. ^ "Our companies - VolkerWessels". www.volkerwessels.com.
  5. ^ "VolkerWessels Cycling Team". UCI. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Deltawerken - Cooperation". www.deltawerken.com.
  7. ^ "Gateshead Millennium Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne/Gateshead, 2001)". Structurae.
  8. ^ 10 million euro orders for Olympic Stadium in Berlin and Euroborg Stadium in Groningen Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine Imtech, 8 April 2004
  9. ^ "HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government". the Guardian. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-13.

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