About Us

  • Competent contact for major international projects

Competent contact for major international projects

Patzold, Köbke Engineers GmbH & Co. KG, PKE for short, is a renowned engineering company that convinces through professional competence, reliability and communication skills. From the very beginning, we have made it our business to offer our customers a diversified portfolio in the fields of project management, exploration onshore & offshore, permit planning, dredging and opencast mining on rocks and soils as well as engineering consulting and explosive ordnance detection. Because this is exactly where we can convince with decades of know-how.

Anyone can do 0815, but we look beyond the end of our noses and see the big picture in order to provide our customers with comprehensive advice and suggest the best possible solutions for their projects. In doing so, we accompany you from the enquiry, through processing and execution, to after-sales service, because we have the ambition to work with our customers on a long-term and sustainable basis. We can now look back on a large number of worldwide projects and well-known customers, because our philosophy is to master challenges with ambition and commitment.

The PKE GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2015 by the two managing directors Valesca Köbke-Patzold and Dr.-Ing. Köbke in the third generation as an owner-managed company, originally founded in 1945 by Dipl.-Ing. Franz Patzold in Hildesheim and continued by Dr.-Ing. Volker Patzold in Hamburg in 1984. In 2016 we expanded our portfolio by acquiring the Hamburg-based company SPE GmbH & Co. KG, which focuses on automation and excavation control in dredging, as a sister company. Meanwhile, in addition to our company headquarters in Buchholz and Hamburg, we also have project locations in Bremen, Berlin, Lubmin and Marne and have already quadrupled our team since the takeover in 2015.


  • Successful company in the third generation

Successful company in the third generation

• 1945 Foundation of the engineering office Franz Patzold, Hildesheim
• 1984 Foundation of the engineering office Dr.-Ing. Volker Patzold, Hamburg
• 1992 Relocation of the company headquarters of the engineering office Dr.-Ing. V. Patzold to Buchholz i.d.N.
• 1996 Foundation of the company VP Consult GmbH, Buchholz i.d.N. for the handling of commercial transactions such as the supply of quarrying control systems, stone trading
• 2009 Transformation of the engineering office Dr.-Ing. V. Patzold into a partner company with the name Patzold, Köbke & Partner Engineers PartG, Buchholz i.d.N.
• 2011 Construction and occupation of the new office building with hall at Ritscherstraße 5 in Buchholz i.d.N.
• 2012 Conversion of the partner company into Patzold, Köbke & Partner Engineers PartG, Buchholz i.d.N.
• 2015 Transformation of Patzold, Köbke Engineers GmbH into PKE GmbH & Co. KG
• 2016 Integration of the Hamburg company SPE GmbH & Co. KG as a sister company of PKE GmbH & Co. KG
• 2019 Establishment of the PKE site Bremen


  •  Certification of our processes and services

Certification of our processes and services

The PKE GmbH & Co. KG has developed into one of the most renowned companies for engineering consulting and project management in recent years. Every project has priority with us, regardless of its size, and is professionally executed and competently accompanied from start to finish. To ensure the quality and safety of our services and to make the processes transparent, we have developed and introduced a quality management system.

Our management is regularly audited by an external independent organisation for its efficiency and profitability and subsequently certified by issuing a certificate according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.


  • Publications


Fachbuch: Der Nassabbau (2011), Springer Verlag

BODE, G., PATZOLD, V. (2010): Gestaltung von Unterwasserböschungen bei der Gewinnung von Sand und Kies – Strategien zur Vermeidung von Böschungsbrüchen, AMS – Advanced Mining Solutions 2/2010, S. 69-78.

PATZOLD, V., DREBENSTEDT, C., WEGENER, T. (2008): Dredging with continuous technology / Unterwasserbergbau von Rohstoffen im kontinuierlichen Regime, World of Mining – Surface & Underground 3/2008, S. 166-177.

PATZOLD, V., GRUHN, G., DREBENSTEDT, C. (2008): Der Nassabbau – Erkundung, Gewinnung, Aufbereitung, Bewertung, Publikation – Springer Verlag. [ISBN 978-3-540- 49692-2]

PATZOLD, V., THIESSEN, W., KÖBKE, J.U. (2007): Flächendeckende Erkundung kontaminierter Böden in Gewässern durch Kombination von seismischen und geoelektrischen Messungen, AT AufbereitungsTechnik 48/3, S. 24-31.

THIESSEN, W. & PATZOLD, V. (2006): Flächendeckende geotechnische Untersuchung von Hochwasserschutzdämmen, Zeitschrift Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, 58/3-4, S. 16-18.

LÜBKE, H., PATZOLD, V. (2005): Optimale Produktprogrammplanung für die Verarbeitung von Kiessanden, AT Aufbereitungs Technik 46/6, S. 36-47.

PATZOLD, V., KÖBKE, J.U., LÜBKE, H., BODE, G., GRUHN, G. Sagalo - Ein System zur Anlagenplanung für die Gewinnung und Aufbereitung von Lockergestein, AT, Aufbereitungs Technik 45/12, S. 32-40.

PATZOLD, V. et al. (2003): Wirtschaftliche Restgewinnung von Kiessand in geringmächtiger Lagerstätte, Steinbruch und Sandgrube 5/2003.

PATZOLD, V., BODE, G. (2001): Herstellung und Ausbildung von Unterwasserböschungen in Baggerseen, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geologie, 47/1.