Ramboll acquires two German onshore wind consultancies

17.08.2016

The Danish consultancy company Ramboll has acquired the German consultancy specialists BBB Umwelttechnik and CUBE Engineering GmbH to position itself for the expanding onshore wind market.

Thomas Rand, Managing Director of Ramboll Energy, explains why his company is counting on the onshore wind market: “Due to its availability across the world and its cost-effectiveness, global wind power is expected to grow at double digit percentage rates for the next 5 years. With the acquisition of BBB and CUBE, we will become a one-stop-shop player within onshore wind with a full-service offering within the value chain of wind energy projects and sufficient resources to take on large wind projects.”

Both BBB and CUBE have been providing consultancy services for the onshore wind industry for more than 20 years – starting at a time, when onshore wind power was still in its pilot project phase. Together with BBB and CUBE's 85 employees, Ramboll will have close to 350 experts specifically providing consultancy services on wind energy. These employees will be working from five offices in Germany and a small office in Brazil. For Ramboll, the acquisition is a strategic fit, since it wants to expand its business in Germany, a location where CUBE and BBB have a strong market presence.

According to Ramboll, more than 65% of all offshore wind turbines are already built on foundations designed by the Danish company. The company is not only focused on wind energy, but also provides services in the sectors of buildings, transport, planning, water, environment and health, energy, oil and gas as well as management consulting. Ramboll has about 13,000 employees working in 300 offices in 35 countries.

“In Ramboll, we have found a recognised partner, which allows us to apply our expertise to large-scale, international projects. We now have direct access to the booming onshore markets outside Europe and will establish a strong local presence,” says Gerhard Binotsch, part of BBB’s management team.

General Manager of CUBE Stefan Chun adds: “In collaboration with Ramboll we will be able to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions – with increased resources and a local reach in many of the countries relevant for the sector.”

Tanja Peschel / Ramboll

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