Origin of the Go-Barry

Travinci is the startup set up by a number of engineers and specialists from Boskalis from which the Go-Barry is further developed and deployed. By developing the Go-Barry and from Travinci, it becomes possible to collaborate with other parties and we ensure that the Go-Barry is available for the entire market.   

The Go-Barry is a development that was created jointly with Rijkswaterstaat. From the OGSW [Assignment for Targeted Working Together], Travinci, together with Rijkswaterstaat, aims to gain experience with the use of the Go-Barry in practice through pilot projects. In addition to experiences and validation from a technical point of view, these pilots are also intended to identify the necessary policy changes. 

The idea for the Go-Barry arose during the implementation of the reinforcement of the Houtribdijk, the dike between Lelystad and Enkhuizen. A traditional barrier was used here, which was moved along with the work over a total length of 26 km in work sections of 600 m. When movement at night was no longer allowed due to bats, work was temporarily halted. This is where the demand arose for a mobile barrier that would solve the problems but did not yet appear to exist. Via the Wave-Jump innovation platform, this idea was ultimately further developed by Boskalis colleagues and presented to Rijkswaterstaat.  


Thijs Hagedoorn – technology/operational – creator of the Go-Barry  

In 2019, Thijs had a problem with moving the current barriers during the implementation on the Houtribdijk and thus came up with the Go-Barry. In the meantime, we have completed several years of development and Thijs is closely involved in the technical (further) development and operational use of the Go-Barry.  


Johan Hussaarts – commercial Travinci  

Johan is a welcome addition to the team. With his years of experience as a manager in the infrastructure sector, Johan has a good view of projects and consults with governments and contractors to see together how we can increase safety and efficiency by using the Go-Barry. 


Lindi Bos – operational  

When the Go-Barry is deployed, Lindi supervises the implementation. In addition to the implementation, she also takes care of the work preparation and talks to the clients to properly coordinate the agreements and planning. She is also closely involved in all tests performed with the Go-Barry. 


Wagenaar – technical development

As a manufacturer, Wagenaar Engineering is involved in the further development and upscaling of the Go-Barry. Wagenaar is best known for the development and construction of their crash cushions, mobile lane signaling (MRS), arrow carts and text carts. They also developed a vehicle with which a complete barrier can be set up without employees having to stand in the danger zone. The Go-Barry is a perfect addition to the existing products.  


PVH Mobile Automation

The engineers at PVH Mobile Automation have been involved in the development and construction of the Go-Barry from the very beginning. The beating software heart of the Go-Barry was written in Prinsenbeek by the software engineers of PVH Mobile Automation. In addition to the software, PVH is also involved in building and assembling the electronic components in the Go-Barry.