Wind energy - the fastest growing source of sustainable energy production in the world - can contribute substantially to global goals for reducing CO2. Sites located offshore and in remote areas are ideal for wind farms and there is enough potential worldwide for wind farms to generate more than twice the forecast energy demand in 2020.
Parallel to the rapid growth of large-scale wind energy production, efficient medium sized turbines in combination with "behind the meter" generation concepts are emerging to utilise corporate grounds and industrial areas for renewable energy generation.
Based on more than 20 years of hands-on involvement in more than 20 offshore and over 200 onshore wind energy projects, Ecofys combines in-depth knowledge with practical hands-on experience. We advise project developers, owners, operators, turbine manufacturers, financial institutions and governments with a broad range of services:
Strategic Portfolio Advice
With the full wind energy business case in mind, we support you with strategy development for long term future scenarios and short term added value creation based on portfolio synergy advantage.
Asset Performance Management
In a cooperation with Bentley Systems, we offer a solid asset change management platform that turns your performance data into actionable knowledge by consolidating all information streams and effectively managing their relationships.
Due Diligence, Owner's engineer, FEED studies
Our due diligence, owner's engineer and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies services are based on a unique integral understanding of the wind energy project.
Project Development Services
Understanding the big picture, you can rely on us from individual studies to the full management of your project (including permitting, contracting and wind measurement campaigns).
Layout Optimisation & Cost Modeling
We use industry benchmarked cost modeling to support owners in O&M service contract negotiations, developers in tender appraisal and O&M strategy development, investors to decide on M&A strategy and governments on cost reduction potential through technical innovation or changes in financing and regulatory frameworks.
Wind Resource & Measurements
Supported by met mast or remote sensing (LiDAR, SoDAR) measurement campaigns, our wind resource assessments provide you with a bankable wind report according to highest industry standards.
Ecofys Wind Turbine Testing Services
Ecofys WTTS, ISO9001 certified, operates its own wind turbine test site (Test Site Lelystad) for IEC and MEASNET compliant prototype certification of wind turbines. In close collaboration with windtest grevenbroich gmbh, Ecofys WTTS provides testing and certification services all over the world. All wind measurement campaigns (met mast, LiDAR) are operated from Ecofys WTTS in compliance with ISO, IEC and MEASNET quality standards.
Next to windtest grevenbroich gmbh, Ecofys works closely with the strategic partners Tauw (onshore wind development) and Etha Wind (wind energy consultancy Finland).