The company's flexibility is characteristic of its way of working. Even competing production companies have found their way to Ballast Nedam Foundation & Excavation Solutions because of its flexibility. In addition, the key word in cooperation is ‘to unburden’, which means that the right knowledge and expertise is deployed. This leads to efficient and often cost-saving solutions. Within Ballast Nedam, FES also serves as a knowledge centre, enabling valuable collaborations between organisational units.
The character of Ballast Nedam Foundation & Excavation Solutions
Managing Director Twan Spanjers believes that “everyone in our organisation is a business card for our clients. We aim for long-term relationships to build a bond in which clients know what added value we can offer. Our motivation is to enable beautiful complex works. such as the A24 Blankenburgverbinding, where we excavate thirty meters deep and install various types of foundations and anchors.”
What distinguishes FES from its competitors is the combination of three specialisms under one roof. This facilitates the solutions offered to customers to make complex building assignments feasible. But the production companies can also be deployed separately: from design to realisation, even with new equipment to be developed if necessary.
Being solution-oriented is a second advantage. A good example is the Biesbosch Amstelveen project. "Under the ground, you regularly encounter major risks that cannot be predicted in advance. We are very solution-oriented in this respect. We are very adaptable, partly because of the wide range of equipment we have. We take a multi-faceted approach and think along with you in the design phases. For example, for the Biesbosch Amstelveen project, we developed the machine to install anchors from the water," explains Twan.
FES continually challenges itself to gain insight into what optimisations are possible during the design phases.
The team consists of thirty building site employees and thirty Technical Administrative Assistant (UTA) staff. The team aims to provide the greatest possible added value for customers. Safety is number one because, with heavy equipment, employees must be aware of the risks at all times. Talking about safety is part of the company culture.
Twan joined Ballast Nedam in 2019. He is experienced in the fields of concrete and hydraulic engineering and large-scale earthmoving. At Ballast Nedam Foundation & Excavation Solutions, Twan and his team have strong expertise in building solid foundations for every construction project. FES creates a strong starting point by supplying high-quality foundations at the start of the construction process.