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Paul Govaerts

Director NACO

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Kjell Kloosterziel

Director NACO

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Berte Simons

Director New Services

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Jelmer van der Meer

DIRECTOR AIRPORT CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Gerard van der Veer

Director Airport Building Design The Netherlands

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Bunno Arends

Director Special Airport Systems

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Isabel von Fournier

Director Airport Planning & Building Design

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Bart van de Kerk

Director Airport Planning & Building Design

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Marcel Ingenhoest

Director Business Development

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Kris Pauwels

Director Airport Strategy & Studies

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Koen Brinkman

Director Strategic Studies

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OUR SPECIALIST TEAMS

NACO - Special-Airport-Systems

Team Special Airport Systems

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Team Airport Civil Engineering

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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 Masters in Civil Engineering.

 



 

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
  • Joint Venture Director for the airside and landside infrastructure design at Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport.
  • Project Director for a number of projects in Saudi Arabia, including:
    • Reference design of the new SACC cargo terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport
    • Development of Master Plans for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh and King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah
    • Development of Master Plans for 15 regional and domestic airports

Kjell holds a Masters in Civil Engineering and Management



 

Berte Simons is Director of New Services. In this newly created role, Berte is responsible for both business development and creating new services for existing Aviation clients. This is an important focus for NACO as it seeks to harness the opportunities in digital services, digital engineering and the latest innovations in the industry.

Berte has been with Royal HaskoningDHV since 2006, originally joining as a project manager and most recently as Director of the Business Unit for Asia-Pacific Industry and Buildings. Her knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region is a major asset to NACO.

Previous experience:

  • Established new business in Myanmar and Malaysia in her role as Director Business Unit, Asia Pacific Industry and Buildings, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Harnessing growth opportunities in Asia and Africa as Director Business Unit Mining and Heavy Industry, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Overall accountability for statutory and operational matters as Resident Director, Royal HaskoningDHV Indonesia
  • Transformation of a technical team to a more commercial business unit as Head of Advisory Group, Heavy Industry & Logistics, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Project Manager / Consultant for a range of global projects, with a focus on Environment and Safety, for Royal HaskoningDHV

 



 

portraits_mt_jelmer_van_der_meerJelmer van de Meer is Director of Airport Civil Engineering, responsible for planning, design and implementation for airport infrastructure projects.

Jelmer has steered the NACO Civil Engineering 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 and design and engineering to construction management.

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 Director for apron and runway rehabilitation impact studies at Brussels International Airport, Belgium
  • Lead Project Manager for T3 development program at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
  • LeadLead Project Manager for the new Gibraltar Airport Terminal project, UK
  • Lead Project Manager for the airside rehabilitation and upgrading project at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Jelmer holds a Masters in Civil Engineering, Transport & Planning

 



 

Gerard van der Veer is Director of Airport Building Design, Netherlands. Gerard has architectural expertise, primarily in airport design and functional analysis, and specializes in airport passenger simulations and wayfinding.

Having worked at NACO for over 20 years, Gerard has held the role of Director of Airport and Planning for every project that the company has been involved in at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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 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 passenger flow simulation for the airport master plan for King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
  • Stationed at Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines as a member of the design team creating the airport’s master plan

Gerard holds a Masters in Architectural Engineering.

 



 

Bunno Arends is Director of Special Airport Systems, a team focused on IT systems, baggage handling and security; systems that have become an integral part of an airport’s design.

Over the past 15 years Bunno has held roles as project director and project manager for numerous large scale infrastructure projects in an international setting.

Previous experience:

  • Special Airport System Design of Passenger Terminal Building, New Mexico City Airport
  • Security design, baggage handling system, Special Airport System Design of passenger terminal for Aruba airport

Bunno holds a Masters in Civil Engineering

 



 

Isabel von Fournier is Director of Airport Planning & Building Design, leading this team alongside Bart van de Kerk.

As an accomplished senior airport advisor and architect for NACO with nearly 20 years of experience in projects worldwide, Isabel specializes in designing new and optimizing existing terminal buildings.

Previous experience:

  • Partner’s architect for terminal building of New International Airport Mexico City
  • Airport architect for functional planning for Terminal expansion at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Airport architect for review of functional design for new T5 at Changi International Airport, South expansion
  • Technical evaluation; team leader for planning at the new terminal for Pulkovo airport, Russia
  • Technical evaluation; team leader for planning and functional design at new Terminal 3, Frankfurt Airport

Isabel holds a Masters in Architectural Engineering

 



 

Bart van de Kerk is Director of Airport Planning & Building Design, leading this team alongside Isabel von Fournier.

Bart has 15 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary project teams in various industries including the Aviation Industry, with a focus on the design of electrical installations and process automation.

A key aspect of Bart’s role is organizing NACO’s work and ensuring that a project is properly supervised and resourced. Working in close contact with both clients and engineers, his priority is to ensure NACO understands and meets its clients’ needs and expectations at every stage.

Previous experience:

  • New International Airport Mexico City
  • Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3
  • Design and specification for a Navy base in the New Doha Port
  • Preliminary design of Dry Bulk Rail terminal, Dubai
  • Extension of container terminal in Nigeria

Bart holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering

 



 

Marcel Ingenhoest is Director of Business Development. With over 20 years’ experience in commercial transportation and infrastructure development, Marcel has worked with multinational companies, merchant banks, political structures and governmental offices.

Marcel joined NACO in 2017 to develop new global client partnerships. He joined the company from Dutch Rail, where he held the role of Head of Corporate Transport Business Development. Prior to this role, he acted as government advisor for airport development, acquisition and airport privatizations.

Previous experience:

  • Unique track record in multimodal rail network and airport development
  • Transportation development for Dutch Rail (Nederlandse Spoorwegen N.V.)
  • Government advisor for leading European airport privatization transactions
  • Director role in SH&E Inc. International Air Transport Consultants

Marcel holds a Masters in Sociology, Psychology and Politics and an engineering degree in Technical Business Administration. His thesis focused on the transformation of the EU airline industry and its institutional framework

 



 

Kris Pauwels is Director of Airport Strategy & Studies, working in partnership with Koen Brinkman to lead this department. A team delivering strategic airport projects, from city airport projects and Technical Due Diligence for airport transactions through to Strategic Climate Change Adaption studies. Each study is supported by aviation forecasting and airport simulation experts.

Kris has more than 12 years’ experience in airport development, and previously held the role of Business Development Manager for NACO.

Previous experience:

  • Project Director for a Framework Contract for the UK Department of Transport
  • Project Director for Eindhoven Airport master plan
  • Airport Planner for Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Cargo Master Plan
  • Project manager for a detailed master plan for Changi International Airport Industry Zone

Kris holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering

 



 

Koen Brinkman is Director of Strategic Studies, working in partnership with Kris Pauwels to lead this department. The team manages market studies, feasibility studies, including financial feasibility and traffic forecasts.

Koen has been with NACO for almost ten years and has extensive experience in the air transport industry. He has substantial analytic capability in the areas of traffic analysis, revenue and cost analysis, scenario modelling and risk analysis.

Previous experience:

  • Due diligence, Larnaka and Paphos Airport, Cyprus
  • Bidder’s due diligence, San Juan Airport, Puerto Rico
  • Traffic due diligence, Greek Regional Airports
  • Traffic forecast, Tehran International Airport, Iran
  • Due diligence, Hyderabad International Airport, India

Koen holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering