At Fichtner, specialists in four different sectors—Conventional Energy, Renewable Energy & Environment, Water & Infrastructure, as well as Consulting & IT—work together under one roof. “Our fields of expertise complement one another and enable us to deploy expert teams at short notice to meet the requirements of a project,” explains Tilman Herzig, managing director of Fichtner. Fichtner provides planning and consulting services across the entire value chain of a project, including preliminary planning, preparing tender documents and selecting a detailed design as well as providing support during project execution. Fichtner also performs technical due diligences covering all phases of a project thereby identifying any potential problem areas. It has experience with the planning of more than 800 MW of electro-chemical battery storage projects.
Herzig cites a large-scale undertaking involving the Jordanian government, planning to connect 1600 MW of photovoltaic energy and 715 MW of wind energy to its national grid by 2021.
Compared to other companies in the market who are niche players, Fichtner has a broad range of expertise across multiple industrial engineering sectors. This is further complemented by a host of various IT services offered by Fichtner to its clients for digitalization projects. With the growing interest in hybrid energy supply systems, Fichtner has developed a “Hybrid Configurator” to simulate complex hybrid energy systems comprising battery storage in combination with for example PV, wind, grid and diesel generators. “The tool allows us to optimize hybrid systems to assist clients achieve their technical and financial goals with independent and reliable results,” states Christian Scholz, a senior technical consultant at Fichtner. More than 40 hybrid projects ranging from 200 kW to 100 MW load have already been successfully executed using this tool in more than 25 countries. Fichtner is already involved with research projects addressing issues related to a data-driven energy industry, including energy storage solutions and other areas that are gaining significance for the future.
We are able to deploy multi-disciplinary engineering teams at short notice to meet a project’s needs