Heinrich Hirdes was a pioneer in German hydraulic construction and founded his company in 1912 with a focus on hydraulic construction and dredging. In the 1950s, it expanded to include coastal protection, shipping channel development and maintenance on the coast and land reclamation. The pioneering spirit and passion for these specific engineering areas are still a part of the corporate culture. Alongside efficiency and quality, even today the subjects of sustainability, safety and environmental protection drive our actions and the further development of technology and processes. Even the specific demands in sensitive areas, such as conservation areas and national parks are always fulfilled by us when realising projects.
Heinrich Hirdes GmbH has belonged to the Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Group since 1991, a globally leading maritime services provider for dredging work and infrastructure, offshore services for oil, gas, as well as renewable energies and salvage work. Different specialist providers from the above service areas combine in the Boskalis Group and supplement each other with technical knowledge, experts and specialist technology. In the Boskalis Group we share our commitment to quality, sustainability, environmental protection and expand our spectrum of knowledge and technology. For this reason, we are also proud to carry the name Boskalis HIRDES, under which we combine the three business divisions of Heinrich Hirdes: