HVR Engineering


Living with water

HVR Engineering worked on the world’s most innovative and impressive water works, flood defense systems, and bridges in The Netherlands and abroad.

We have applied various measurement and simulation techniques to assist customers, such as the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, on new and existing infrastructures, and we have contributed to development and optimization of hydraulic and drive systems for:

  • Storm Surge Barriers
  • Sea and River Sluices
  • Moveable Bridges
HVR Measurement System

Condition Based Monitoring

Continuous monitoring techniques give valuable insights in the actual condition of a system and can be used for optimizing maintenance sequences and real-time indications of (potential) issues.

Infrastructure measurements

We have continuous monitoring systems running on Storm Surge Barriers in the Netherlands which are used for condition based monitoring.

By combining measurements with simulation (both structural and drive systems) we can offer a deeper understanding of a system to our customers and give them in depth insights in the behavior of this system, and provide advice how to optimize the system further to reduce downtime, risks and cost.

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We have analysed and optimized the hydraulic systems that are used to open and close decks of large bridges, such as for the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.

We have applied our knowledge of hydraulic drive systems to create simulation models of large bridges to simulate the behavior of the system when in operation during various conditions.

Optimization by simulation

A simulation model gives insights in where a system can be improved for a better and optimal performance.

By applying simulation techniques in the design phase of a project, the associated cost with system optimization are relatively low when compared when a system is already fully built. The power of simulation has assisted project owners and contractors with their decision making the design phase and has contributed to the development of optimal drive systems for bridges and sluices.

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