Wind Energy

Wind energy - the fastest growing source of sustainable energy production in the world - can contribute substantially to global goals for reducing CO2.

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 your key decision making process. 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.

Project Development Services

We fully understand the requirements of a wind project's business case. Therefore, you can rely on us from individual studies to the full management of your project (including permitting, contracting and wind measurement campaigns). In a strategic partnership with Tauw, we combine technical, financial, ecological and spatial planning expertise so that we can carry out a complete Environmental Impact Analysis for your wind farm

Wind Resource & Measurements

Supported by met mast or remote sensing (LiDAR, SoDAR) measurement campaigns or based on climatological or production data only, our wind resource assessments provide you with a bankable wind report according to highest industry standards. All our wind measurement campaigns (met mast, LiDAR) are operated from Ecofys WTTS in compliance with ISO, IEC and MEASNET quality standards. Ecofys WTTS, ISO9001 certified, operates - in close cooperation with windtest grevenbroich gmbh - its own wind turbine test site for prototype certification of wind turbines.

Due Diligence & 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. We provide technical package (electrical, turbine, foundation, O&M) managers for offshore wind farm developments and full technical and contractual due diligence of on- and offshore wind projects.

Operational Performance Services

Getting to know the operational fingerprint of assets is essential for Owners, Operators, Investors and Maintenance Providers. We provide a data driven understanding of actual performance using state-of-the-art gauging and analytics and the wide spread knowledge base of our engineers. From operational failure analysis, operation improvement plans and change implementation management through to field validation and power forecast - we know about the secrets of performance improvements.

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.

Partners: Ecofys works closely with strategic partners windtest grevenbroich gmbh, Tauw (onshore wind development) and Etha Wind (wind energy consultancy Finland).