Shaping our world

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Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development. – Tim Wirth

Global energy demand is constantly growing, but the available resources are limited. Only innovative solutions can overcome this discrepancy. We actively drive the Energy Transition by applying new and renewable energies and continually improving energy efficiency within our projects. The challenges we meet in the Business Area Energy are varied: from demand analysis and feasibility studies to detailed design; from supervision of construction to operational support.

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Really smart internships

Looking for an internship in the energy and engineering sectors? Especially in the ‘smart’ energy of the future? Want to really learn and challenge yourself, not just do admin? Then, let me tell you about my ‘smart’ internship experience at Lahmeyer International. Making grids smart Since my internship began in 2018, I’ve been working in …

Inaugurating the future of energy storage

A brass band is belting out folkloristic Bavarian tunes. Local politicians are all around. Families are sitting on foldable yet robust picnic benches enjoying the hearty local cuisine. Franz Josef Pschierer, the Bavarian minister for energy and economy, is holding a speech. Today, I attend the inauguration of the battery energy storage system (BESS) in …

Wind-Solar Hybrid

Using a wind farm without wind

What happens to wind farm infrastructure when there is no wind? Virtually all wind farms are designed for nominal power: The wind turbine (WTG) transformer, cabling, roads and substation (BoP) are all designed for a wind speed of 12 m/s.  However, especially in low wind regions, this might only occur for a few hours of …