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  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Navigant today reported it had acquired Dutch consultancy Ecofys. According to Navigant, the acquisition further strengthens and expands its position in the global energy consultancy market. “Ecofys has a strong reputation as a premier provider of energy consulting services,” said Jan Vrins, managing director and leader of Navigant’s Energy segment. “The addition of Ecofys strengthens Navigant’s […]

  • 24 April 2015

    As of 1 May, Thijs Aarten will be interim Managing Director of Ecofys. He will be replacing Manon Janssen, who has tendered her resignation after being CEO and Managing Director with Ecofys for five years. Thijs Aarten has over 33 years in the energy sector. He has worked for Shell, Vopak and was CEO of KEMA. […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Future higher penetration levels of wind energy will call for dynamic power management of offshore wind farms. This will enable operators to optimise the wind farm power output based on market signals. Within the FLOW project “Dynamic Power Management”, Ecofys is subcontracted by TenneT and Eneco to investigate future market interaction for high penetration levels […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The preparatory onshore work for the Dutch offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen has started. The onshore cable installation is the first step to prepare the later grid connection, and Ecofys is currently in charge of developing and managing the electrical infrastructure. Ecofys will perform quality inspections for the fabrication of various electrical components and manage […]

  • 19 December 2012

    On 13 December 2012 Ecofys WTTS, wind measurement service provider and operator of Test Site Lelystad, acquired the ISO 9001 certificate for all of its activities. As a full daughter of Ecofys, Ecofys WTTS aims to provide wind measurement services of world class technical excellence, both for wind turbine prototyping and for wind energy project […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    This month, the international consultancy Ecofys celebrates its 30th anniversary. In 1984, Ecofys was established in Utrecht by a group of six university graduates with the entrepreneurial determination to change the world’s energy supply. Fascinated by the massive potential of renewable energy, they founded Ecofys and began to design solutions across the entire spectrum of […]

  • 13 October 2011

      The first North American offshore wind turbine test centre has started development, off the eastern Atlantic shore of the US state of Virginia, by a consortium of Ecofys, Fugro and Real NewEnergy. The project, Poseidon Atlantic, has come about through collaboration between the Commonwealth of Virginia, Northampton County and the Virginia Port Authority with […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    A recently published Ecofys’ report investigates options for enhancing the so-called ancillary services that offshore wind farm could provide to the grid, and the additional earnings that this may bring. Offshore wind farms, having a relatively stable feed-in, are particularly suitable for the provision of control reserve, an ancillary service that helps to maintain system […]

  • 19 October 2010
    R&D, Technology

    The largest site for turbine prototyping and certification in Europe is officially opened. The Dutch testing facility, on Wageningen University grounds and operated by Ecofys Wind Turbine Testing Services can service the latest generation turbines with tip heights up to 200 meters. The site provides wind turbine testing services for ten wind turbines with a […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Netherlands plan to increase their installed offshore wind capacity to 4,500 megawatts by 2023. With the related roll-out reaching round 3, one of the first tenders issued will be the 700 MW tender for the Borssele coast area. The Dutch grid operator TenneT has been designated to become the operator of the offshore grid. […]

  • 5 March 2012
    Environment, R&D

    Ecofys started a trial with the combination of seaweed cultivation and offshore wind energy. Thursday, 01 March, the cultivation module left the NIOZ harbour on the Dutch island of Texel for a disused sand extraction area 10 kilometres west of the island. By late June, Ecofys hopes to harvest the first supply of Dutch seaweed […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Ecofys WTTS will assist the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( in performing a data quality review on the Hollandse Kust (noord) metocean measurement campaign.

  • 6 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    On 30 May 2012, IHC Merwede signed an agreement to acquire Wave Rotor technology from Ecofys, which is renowned for its expertise in sustainable energy solutions. The official signing was made by Willem Steenge, Managing Director of IHC Tidal Energy, and Manon Janssen, Managing Director of Ecofys. Wave Rotor technology, which will be managed by […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Agentschap NL has organized a trip to The Netherlands for a number of French journalists from various French media to show what knowledge, skills and products the Netherlands can offer in the field of offshore wind energy. Background of this trip is the tender for the construction of offshore wind farms at the coast of […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT has contracted Ecofys to support the organisation in intensifying its stakeholder consultation process with regards to the intended offshore grid in the Dutch part of the North Sea. Ecofys will support TenneT in the stakeholder consultation with respect to all technical, legal and planning aspects of the realisation of the […]

  • 7 April 2017

    For Europe to contribute to limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as set out in the Paris Agreement, it will need a fully decarbonised electricity supply by 2045, something that could be significantly contributed by offshore wind. However, to achieve this, the offshore wind installation rate would have to double to some 7GW per year, according to Ecofys and Navigant.

  • 28 August 2015

    Ecofys has assessed the offshore wind climate for the Borssele offshore wind farm zone in the Dutch North Sea. Combining offshore wind measurements with mesoscale model data, Ecofys found all of the analysed trends reasonable for an offshore site and consistent across modelled heights from 10 to 150 m. The calculated mean wind speed at […]

  • 12 September 2016

    Ecofys WTTS has performed the first ever full uncertainty assessment of a floating LiDAR to support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( in their preparations of the next round of Dutch offshore tenders. The aim of the study was to quantify the certainty with which the wind data, currently measured at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Ecofys performed a Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) study for Navitus Bay Wind Park, which identified the most cost-efficient electrical infrastructure design. This takes the development of the offshore wind farm an important step further. The proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park is a joint venture between Eneco Wind UK Ltd and EDF Energy Renewables […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Grid Connection

    The onshore preparations for the new 129 MW Eneco Luchterduinen, a partnership of Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation, offshore wind farm have entered a new stage. Pre-fabricated sub-modules for the Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) have now been transported to the yard of Fabricom in Antwerp, Belgium. In the coming six months, the final assembly and […]

  • 14 January 2014

    ZephIR Lidar, the industry-leading wind lidar manufacturer, has announced that its flagship system, ZephIR 300, has been successfully verified against a fully IEC compliant met mast at the Lelystad Test Site. The verification, carried out by Ecofys WTTS in parallel with three other ZephIRs, deems that ZephIR 300 “is suitable for field measurements as a […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The theoretical potential for the use of ocean energy in Germany is low in comparison to other locations worldwide and to German objectives for the expansion of renewable energy in the country’s power generation system. This is the conclusion of a study by Ecofys for the German Ministry for the Environment carried out two years […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Offshore wind potential offers opportunity to redesign the North Sea and increase marine biodiversity, according to the latest white paper from Ecofys, which also pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve collaboration and understanding to facilitate the development of a net-positive approach towards the future offshore wind roll-out across the North Sea countries. 

  • 28 August 2013

    A timely transmission grid expansion is important for the future electricity supply based on renewable energies. A recent study by Ecofys energy consultants shows that even if this expansion is delayed, the planned deployment of renewables can still take place within the next 15 years. In this case, renewable energy installations would have to be […]

  • 15 April 2011
    Training & Education

    Last week employees of Ecofys, TNO and Siemens have attended the OWEBS course.   (dhtc) [mappress] Source: dhtc, April 15, 2011

  • 17 October 2014
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    In a study released yesterday, Ecofys  assessed the economic impact of Dutch offshore wind energy. Commissioned by the Dutch Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind Energy (TKI-WoZ), the study finds that offshore wind energy has so far created 2150 full-time jobs and generated a turnover of 900 million euro in 2014. The ambition of […]