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Paul Govaerts

Director NACO

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Kjell Kloosterziel

Director NACO

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Jelmer van der Meer

DIRECTOR AIRPORT CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Gerard van der Veer

Director of Airport Building Design The Netherlands

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Tim van Vrijaldenhoven

Director Planning and Building Design

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Tessel Severs

Director Special Airport Systems (interim)

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OUR SPECIALIST TEAMS

NACO - Special-Airport-Systems

Team Special Airport Systems

NACO - Airport-Civil-Engineering
Team Airport Civil Engineering

Architectural-Engineering-and-Planning

Team Airport Building Design The Netherlands

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Team Airport Planning and Building Design

Airport Master Planning

Airport Master Planning
We understand the necessity of a long-term development plan to guide the future of your airport. Air travel is vital to the global economy and planning for growth is essential to ensure that airports can adapt appropriately in the years to come.


Given the dynamic conditions of the industry, it’s important to incorporate flexibility into your airport’s Master Plan. Our unique, integrative approach results in efficient, feasible and realistic solutions to address your individual requirements.
Airport Building Design

At NACO, airports are what we do. We’ve designed everything from small regional airports to major international hubs and understand the requirements of your key stakeholders.


We have an extensive track record in providing basic design for all airport facilities, from passenger terminal buildings to the design of ground transportation centres and are experts at identifying potential capacity issues as well as ironing out logistics flows both airside and landside. By focusing specifically on your needs, our team can ensure that our expertise is directed towards solutions that work.
Airport Civil Engineering

All of our engineers understand airport infrastructure inside out. As such, we have broad experience of working with multiple stakeholders to determine the best potential solution for any project.

The key to successful airport engineering is developing close links with all aspects of the airport infrastructure. In addition to advising on master planning and building services, we also couple on the geotechnical engineering and drainage consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV.

Airport Special Systems

NACO’s airside intelligence puts airport operators in control, enabling you to predict future challenges and respond to the unexpected.

Our consultancy services cover everything from feasibility studies through to compliance assessment and project management, and we collaborate closely with clients and their stakeholders. Our market-leading expertise, coupled with the engineering consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV, has helped hundreds of airports around the world to build intelligence into their Airside Systems.

We understand the necessity of a long-term development plan to guide the future of your airport. Air travel is vital to the global economy and planning for growth is essential to ensure that airports can adapt appropriately in the years to come.

Given the dynamic conditions of the industry, it’s important to incorporate flexibility into your airport’s Master Plan. Our unique, integrative approach results in efficient, feasible and realistic solutions to address your individual requirements.

At NACO, airports are what we do. We’ve designed everything from small regional airports to major international hubs and understand the requirements of your key stakeholders.

We have an extensive track record in providing basic design for all airport facilities, from passenger terminal buildings to the design of ground transportation centres and are experts at identifying potential capacity issues as well as ironing out logistics flows both airside and landside. By focusing specifically on your needs, our team can ensure that our expertise is directed towards solutions that work.

All of our engineers understand airport infrastructure inside out. As such, we have broad experience of working with multiple stakeholders to determine the best potential solution for any project.

The key to successful airport engineering is developing close links with all aspects of the airport infrastructure. In addition to advising on master planning and building services, we also couple on the geotechnical engineering and drainage consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV.

NACO’s airside intelligence puts airport operators in control, enabling you to predict future challenges and respond to the unexpected.

Our consultancy services cover everything from feasibility studies through to compliance assessment and project management, and we collaborate closely with clients and their stakeholders. Our market-leading expertise, coupled with the engineering consulting services of Royal HaskoningDHV, has helped hundreds of airports around the world to build intelligence into their Airside Systems.

OUR SERVICES

CONTACT US

We are always interested in hearing from you. If you have any questions about NACO, our services or have any inquiries what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

AMSTERDAM
AIRPORT
SCHIPHOL

Airport Building
Design

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FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airport
Engineering

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BEIJING NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Airport Master
Planning

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NEW MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Special Airport
Systems

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portraits_mt_paul_govaertsPaul Govaerts is Director at NACO and has more than 21 years of project management experience in the industry.

Whilst his professional engineering experience spans a number of fields including roads and railroads, Paul’s primary focus is on international airport design, systems engineering and design and construct contracts.

Previous experience:

  • Project director for the basic design and master plan for Viracopos International Airport including a new 130,000m² terminal
  • Project director for the preparation of the master plan and concept design – including a 14 million PAX terminal – for Ashgabat International Airport, Turkmenistan
  • Project director for ViA15, a contract worth €7million including environmental impact, financial engineering study for an extension to the A15 highway between Nijmegen and the existing A12 in The Netherlands

Paul holds a M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.

 

 

portraits_mt_kjell_kloosterzielKjell Kloosterziel is Director at NACO.

In his previous role Kjell was Director of NACO’s strategic masterplanning and building design division. He has 16 years of experience within the aviation industry.

 

As director, senior airport planner and senior project manager, Kjell has delivered solutions for large, multi-disciplinary expansion projects, as well as various strategic studies and master plan projects for domestic and regional airports.

Previous experience:

  • Director of NACO’s design team on the new international airport in Mexico City, including responsibility for the design of the new mega terminal and civil works
  • Project Director for a number of projects in Saudi Arabia, including:
    • The reference design of the new SACC cargo terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport
    • The development of Master Plans for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh and King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah
    • The development of Master Plans for 15 regional and domestic airports
  • Joint Venture Director for the airside and landside infrastructure design at Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport.

 

portraits_mt_jelmer_van_der_meerJelmer van der Meer is Director Airport Civil Engineering at NACO. In this role Jelmer has steered the NACO Civil team through major airport developments in Abu Dhabi (MTC) and Mexico City (NAICM). With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, he has been involved in all facets of airport infrastructure development, ranging from planning studies to design and engineering and construction management.

In his role as project manager and director, Jelmer has been responsible for the successful delivery of reliable and flexible airport infrastructure solutions in the aera’s of Airside and Landside expansions, rehabilitations and reconfigurations.

Previous experience:

  • Project Director for multiple Apron Expansion and Reconfiguration studies and designs at Schiphol International Airport, The Netherlands
  • Project Director for the Runway Rehabilitation Project at Colombo Bandaranyaike International Airport, Sri Lanka
  • Project Direcor for Apron and Runway rehabilitation impact studies at Brussels International Airport, Belgium
  • Lead Project Manager for T3 Development Program at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
  • Lead Project Manager for the New Gibraltar Airport Terminal Project, UK
  • Lead Project Manager for the Airside Rehabilitation and Upgrading project and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
  • Lead Project Manager for Runway Rehabilitation at J.A. Pengel International Airport, Surinam

Jelmer graduated from Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Civil Engineering (Transport & Planning).

 

 

Gerard van der Veer is Director of Airport Building Design The Netherlands at NACO.

Gerard has architectural expertise primarily in airport design and functional analysis, and a specialism in airport passenger simulations and wayfinding.

Having worked at NACO since 1992, Gerard also holds the role of Director of Airport and Planning for all projects the company has been involved in at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in recent years.

Previous experience:

  • Responsible for all projects conducted at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Recent projects include the design of the new terminal area, new train station entrance, and the implementation of central security
  • Stationed in Hong Kong in 1995 as a member of the design team creating a new wayfinding system for both Chek Lap Kok Airport and parts of the Mass Transport Railway Corporation
  • Project Architect responsible for the passenger flow simulation study for the airport master plan for King Abdulaziz International Airport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Stationed at Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines in 1997 as a member of the design team creating the airport’s master plan

Gerard holds an MSc in Architectural Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.

 

 

Tim van Vrijaldenhoven is Director Airport Planning and Building Design. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Tim’s work contributes to the most elementary decision-making requirements of large scale master planning projects and building designs.

Tim’s planning experience spans a variety of fields from the urban planning of airport cities and design of airport terminals to ground transportation centres. His current focus is on the long-term strategic planning of airports.

Tim has extensive experience in the field having worked on a number of projects across the globe, and has a keen focus on the Asian market.

Previous experience:

  • Lead Project Manager for the terminal design of the New International Airport at Mexico City (NIACM)
  • Led the planning for the integrated airport and airport city development of Imam Khomeini Airport, Tehran, Iran
  • Responsible for the winning bid in the airport master plan competition for the new airport in Beijing, PR China.

Tim graduated top of his class from the Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Architecture/Urban Planning.

 

 

Tessel Severs is Director Special Airport Systems (interim) at NACO. With more than 16 years’ experience, Tessel has worked on various airport projects across the globe. For the past 3 years Tessel headed-up NACO’s African team from Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tessel’s experience ranges from the management of design and planning assignments through to construction supervision and the commissioning of technical projects. As an airport airside specialist and airport planner he has worked on various airport projects for civil as well as military airports in the EU, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Tessel holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

 

Previous experience:

  • As Director of the Advisory Group Aviation Africa, Tessel was responsible for managing NACO’s sub-Saharan African operations
  • Numerous projects at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport including:
    • As Project Director, Tessel has supported a number of African projects including in South Africa and Mozambique
    • Tessel was involved in the project and design management for the New 4th runway at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany