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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Focus on Energy & Water Technology Solutions

disposal companies, Fichtner works with infrastructural providers from both the public and the private sectors such as energy suppliers, municipal utilities, network operators, industrial enterprises, and governmental authorities. Founded in 1922 by Martin Fichtner, the enterprise moved its head office to Stuttgart in 1947 and subsequently underwent a swift development from a regionally active engineering office to Germany’s leading independent engineering consultancy of international standing. Today, the Group, together with its subsidiary and associated companies, has about 1,500 employees worldwide. The Stuttgart-based head office employs a team of more than 500, consisting mainly of experienced engineers, economists and management consultants for a large variety of specialist fields. Fichtner offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary consulting service for both public and private clients

within the sectors of energy, environment, water and infrastructure. The combination of technical planning and consulting with classic management consulting services is not only unique but also allows the realisation of large-scale projects, tailor-made from a single source. Groundbreaking projects Fichtner IT Consulting GmbH – the IT specialist company in the Fichtner Group, recently started the ‘C/sells’ model project in Germany as the project’s leader. Together with more than 60 partners, the energy system of the future is being tested and demonstrated with the help of autonomous cells. 30 ‘Smart Grid’ model solutions with the capability of mass production are at present being developed in southern Germany. Fichtner is also acting as lead manager of the ‘SmartEnergyHub’ development. This smart data platform will be developed together with partners from industry and

science and is also supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. With the help of sensor data, both infrastructure operators and energy networks will be able to implement prognosis and market-based energy management. Stuttgart airport currently serves as an application example, where users can implement measures for energy saving, cost optimisation or CO2 reduction, and exchange energy flexibility with the ‘Stuttgart airport energy cell’. Fichtner looks forward to supporting the global energy turnaround on both a national and an international level with technical, economic and ecological know-how. Dr.-Ing. Albrecht Reuter says: “Our clients come from all energy sectors, and we are fully committed to supporting the energy revolution with our combined technical knowledge and comprehensive consulting expertise.” Main image: The energy transition is the process of changing our energy production from fossil sources like coal, gas and oil to a system based on renewables. Photo: © bunhill, iStock Top left: Fichtner also provides technical, economic and ecological know-how to support the energy transition on an international level. Photo: © Fichtner Bottom left: Fichtner offers process know-how, business model experience, system knowledge and corresponding IT tools to its clients to cover the entire value chain of the energy sector. Photo: © Marianne Mayer - 123RF, composing: Fichtner Bottom right: Clients value Fichtner’s independence as a family-based enterprise that has been active in the energy market for 95 years. Photo: © Fichtner

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