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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.
‘Hochspannungstechnik 2018’ Symposium from 12 to 14 November in Berlin
Hosted by the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, this symposium aims to comprehensively communicate and discuss new findings in the field of high-voltage engineering. With high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission becoming increasingly important in Germany due to the expansion of the transmission grids, Fichtner’s experts will be holding presentations on the design aspects of HVDC systems.
Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week 2018
Global experts will share their expertise and knowledge at the 3rd Annual Solar Show Seminar Week, as part of The Dubai Solar Show and WETEX 2018 events. Fichtner will hold the seminar “Integration of Renewables to the Grid” on the 24th October 2018. You are welcome to visit us at EU GCC Clean Energy Network's pavilion Y14 of the Dubai Solar Show.
E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium
From 15-19 October 2018, the Grid Integration Week featuring the 2nd E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium as well as the 8th Solar and 17th Wind Integration Workshops will take place in Stockholm. On this occasion our network experts will reporte upon the effects of decentralized generation and charging infrastructure to the distribution grids.
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.
Record-breaking wind power tariff in Saudi Arabia
Successful bid opening in Saudi Arabia’s first wind tender. The wind power tariffs offered by the four bidders range from 2.13 to 3.39 US cents/kWh, clearly demonstrating the competitiveness of wind energy in the region. In the coming weeks, Fichtner will be helping the ministry responsible to evaluate the bids.
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.