Ramboll has purchased German onshore wind farm companies BBB and Cube.
The acquisition has added 85 new staff to Ramboll’s energy consultancy, and brings the company’s total employee numbers for its energy business to 350.
“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 five years,” said Ramboll Energy managing director Thomas Rand.
“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.”
Ramboll accounts for 65% of all offshore wind turbines worldwide. BBB and Cube add their five offices in Germany and one in Brazil to the company’s mix.
The acquisition has expanded Ramboll’s presence in Germany – the company already has 450 staff in the country.
“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,” said Gerhard Binotsch, who sits on BBB’s management team.
Cube general manager Stefan Chun added: “Due to our broad expertise we have been a demanded partner for national and international projects. 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.”