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As a leading, independent engineering and consultancy enterprise active in the sectors of energy and infrastructure, we handle challenging projects in countries all over the world. Our clients profit from all-inclusive consultancy – across all areas of business.
BIM – 3D planning in all project phases
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is used to create a digital model containing all the relevant planning data. It allows for an interconnected way of working that makes the planning and construction process efficient and transparent using three-dimensional data models. We apply this method in numerous projects, e.g. for planning substations.
Fichtner was named as one of the top ten energy storage consulting companies in Europe for 2019 by Energy CIO Insights Magazine. In an interview, our Managing Director Tilman Herzig and Fichtner’s energy storage expert Christian Scholz explain the growing importance of energy storage options and their technologies, as well as how storage projects are successfully implemented.
From natural gas to hydrogen?
On September 12, 2019, we will be hosting the first FICHTNER Forum Hydrogen in Berlin, a forum for the exchange of opinions with other experts and decision-makers. Renowned experts from the gas and energy sector as well as hydrogen research institutions will be sharing their assessments and experience in the field of hydrogen. Join in the discussion.
Record-breaking wind power tariff in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s first and the Middle East’s largest wind power project has reached financial close. The Dumat Al Jandal project was awarded in January 2019 for the record-tariff of 2.13 US cents/kWh to a consortium comprising EDF and Masdar. Fichtner acted as technical consultant for the tender and award phase of the project. We are delighted that financial close of the project was reached.
TOP CONSULTANT 2019
Each year in Germany, under the technical oversight of Prof. Dietmar Fink and the personal mentorship of our former Federal President Christian Wulff, hundreds of consultants are evaluated against each other on the basis of their clients' assessments. Those with the highest performance ratings receive the "TOP CONSULTANT" quality seal. On 28 June, our subsidiary Fichtner Management Consulting AG was awarded this coveted accolade.
Noor Abu Dhabi
We are happy to also report on the successful grid connection of the Noor Solar Project in Abu Dhabi, and are honored to, from the very beginning of the project, having been the Technical Advisor for the tendering and contract award phase of the project, as well the Owner’s Engineer for both design review and construction supervision.
Visit to landfill construction site
Dr. Peter Schoof, the new German ambassador to Indonesia, visited the construction site of the landfill in Sidoarjo, Java, at the end of April and was accompanied by the head of the Indonesian KfW office, Angela Tormin. The ‘Emission Reduction In Cities’ project is financed by KfW and currently comprises three different construction sites, two of which are in East Java and one in Sumatra.
Guide to Renewable Energy
With the assistance of engineers from Fichtner, the German Association of Consulting Engineers (VBI) has published an international guide on the possibilities and potential of various kinds of renewable energies. It explains the state of the art in generating and using renewable energies and presents detailed project planning processes. The guide has been released in German and English and is intended to facilitate the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects both inside and outside of Germany.
HYDRO AFRICA 2019 Conference in Namibia
During the Hydropower & Dams Conference in Windhoek Fichtner shared just some of its recent experience in Africa by way of its involvement in the fast-track rehabilitation of Nkula HPP in Malawi, the implementation of the Mt Coffee emergency spillway in Liberia and a hybrid PV-hydro project in Zambia.
Fichtner at E-world 2019
Our participation in the E-world trade fair was a great success. We held many interesting discussions on topics such as hybrid power plants as a building block of the energy transition, battery storage for increasing flexibility in the power grid, e-mobility and grid expansion in Germany. Marzipan artist Clemens Brinkmann was a big hit with visitors at our booth. We are already looking forward to next year’s E-world.
ProVAN bid accepted
Over the next five years, Fichtner will assist transmission system operator TenneT TSO by providing services during the permitting, preparation, execution and site supervision phases of its onshore grid expansion projects. We have been supporting TenneT in onshore and offshore projects for a number of years now.
Morocco’s biggest CSP complex now on stream
With its third CSP power plant now connected to the grid, the “Ouarzazate” thermal solar power plant complex has attained its designated total power capacity of 510 MW. On 15 August 2018, the steam turbine generator set of Noor 3 Solar Tower Power Plant began feeding into the Moroccan power grid. Fichtner served as Independent Engineer for all three of the CSP plants.
Bidding process begins for energy storage project in Jordan
With 25 qualified bidders, the bidding process for a trailblazing 30 MW / 60 MWh electrical energy storage project in Jordan began on 6 July 2018. It will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East and will have a revolutionary contract concept. Fichtner is supporting the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with the bidding process and subsequent selection of the preferred bidder.
EU Clean Energy Study Tour
On the initiative of EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, representatives of energy authorities from the Gulf region visited Germany to exchange experiences gained with clean energy technologies and applications. Fichtner organized the one-week tour of Germany including six site visits.
Jordan’s biggest solar PV power plant comes on stream
With the start-up of Quweira 103 MW Photovoltaic Power Plant in the south of the country, the Jordanian government took a further step in implementing its ambitious renewable energies development plan. Acting as Owner’s Engineer, Fichtner provided assistance to the project.
World’s Cheapest Solar Power Tariff in Saudi Arabia
ACWA Power has won a 300 MW photovoltaics tender with a record tariff of the equivalent of 2.34 US cents/kWh. Fichtner is assisting the ministry responsible in implementing the country’s first PV and wind IPP projects.
Inauguration of Mesihovina Wind Farm
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s first wind farm was officially inaugurated on 14 March 2018. Fichtner assisted JP Elektroprivreda HZHB, a state-owned power utility company, with the planning, construction and grid connection of this 50.6 MW wind farm consisting of 22 Siemens turbines.
TenneT has awarded Fichtner, together with two other companies, with contracts for the maintenance of onshore and offshore converter station components and AC power transmission systems in the North Sea.
First ignition for Europe's most powerful rocket engine, the Vulcain 2.1
For the first time, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) tested the new main engine of the future European launcher Ariane 6. Fichtner supports DLR with the necessary modifications to its test stand P5.
Fichtner Office Mexico
Fichtner opens a branch office in Mexico City in early 2018. This is our 5th branch office in Latin America.
C/sells − Showcase for smart grids of the future
Energy transition: Together with more than 60 partners, we are working on the C/sells demonstration project to test the system of the future which consists of autonomous cells.
Offshore wind energy
Challenging management of offshore wind power projects – an interview with our wind energy expert, Markus Schüller.
Early completion: Hydropower plant in Vietnam
The third and final unit of the 1200 MW Lai Chau Hydropower Plant in Vietnam went into operation six months ahead of schedule.
The Fichtner Group
A global network of branch offices, project offices, affiliated companies and local cooperation partners characterizes our international orientation and, alongside specific country expertise, offers optimum project and client proximity.
The Fichtner Group’s engineering and consultancy expertise is in demand for realization of complex projects. What we undertake for our clients on a daily basis is illustrated by the following examples.