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Ko des Bouvrie

Technical Director, Cost Engineering B.V.


Ko des Bouvrie is the Technical Director of Cost Engineering B.V. He has more than 20 years of cost engineering experience in consulting various heavy industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, mining & minerals, chemical, construction, pharmaceutical, government and heavy industry among others.

Ko started his career in Engineering at Badger, He worked at AMEC as a coordinator for several principals, such as Shell The Hague, DSM Delft and NAM, specializing in cost engineering. He is also involved with all maintenance, activities concerning cost engineering and arbitration business. Since 1992, he has been a member of NAP/DACE and also a member of AACEI, AcostE and different special interest groups related to cost engineering. He teaches cost engineering at the Cost Engineering Academy and has spoken at various international conferences in the related field.

Cost Engineering B.V. was founded in 1996 as an independent cost engineering company, integrating a unique combination of technical engineering and costing techniques in their advice to their clients. Ko and his team has been actively involved in several projects which have been executed by Cost Engineering such as asset verification for a large refinery built between the fifties and now for a total value of 9 billion Euros. He was also responsible for various cost engineering projects in partnership with a number of large and smaller engineering firms for projects ranging from millions up to over a billion Euros. Apart from consulting, the company also has a Cost Engineering Academy that provides training of various levels to those with specific responsibility for cost estimation, cost control and planning in their organizations. Cost Engineering Consultancy has also developed their own multi disciplinary estimating system called Cleopatra Enterprise. Currently, Cleopatra Enterprise is used in several different continents.


Summary of his professional achievement:

- Over 30 years of experience on cost engineering
- Consulting various heavy industries such as oil & gas, petrochemical, mining & minerals
- Recipient of “Ambassador of Cost Engineering” Award