Experience and know-how for waste and environmental management needs

Over many decades, Fichtner as engineering consultant has successfully helped shape the development of waste management in Germany. Today we assist private and public institutions in developing technical concepts and preparing feasibility studies. Through FMC, waste and environmental services cover a broad range: They include, for example, strategic and organizational development of waste management operations, assistance during M&A processes, while also conducting investment and market analyses.

  • Strategic orientation

    In cooperation with our client, we develop robust plans to meet future requirements and support in assessing needed capacities, qualifications, technologies and concepts for sustainable waste and environmental management.

  • Organizational development

    We assist large- and small-scale waste management operations in setting up new organizational structures and developing existing ones as well as in the adoption of internal systems, for example for occupational health and safety as well as for quality management.

  • Investment strategies

    Our clients profit from our many years of extensive experience with established as well as with innovative technologies. Evaluations and comparisons of technology options by our technical experts for constructing new or rehabilitating existing facilities have proven to be a robust basis for decision makers within and outside of the EU.

  • Market surveys

    From our impressive range of completed waste projects, we possess considerable knowledge across both regional and national markets, and this is reinforced by our strong contacts to key stakeholders across the sector. We draw on these assets to estimate the potential of specific technologies or waste-derived products, hence opening up new growth prospects for our clients.

  • Transaction advice

    Regarding transactions, we often act as technical consultant at the side of buyers or vendors, and prepare due diligence audits of existing plants, business development or also specific technologies. We support our institutional clients in preparing tender documents and papers, during roadshows as well as when conducting negotiations up to contract signature.


References for typical projects

  • KfW, Indonesia: Preparation of solid waste management master plans for eleven Indonesian cities KfW, Indonesia: Preparation of solid waste management master plans for eleven Indonesian cities

    KfW, Indonesia: Preparation of solid waste management master plans for eleven Indonesian cities

    Solid waste management master plans were drawn up for 11 Indonesian cities by Fichtner to identify fast track waste management measures, taking into account their CDM potential. Subsequently for the selected fast track measures in seven cities, feasibility studies were conducted.
  • Simulation of costs and revenues at waste disposal plants Simulation of costs and revenues at waste disposal plants

    Simulation of costs and revenues at waste disposal plants

    When making a strategic appraisal of its plant configurations, a waste management company was confronted with the task of forecasting the long-term development of its costs and revenues. To tackle this, FMC and the client company jointly devised a comprehensive costing and simulation model and applied it for strategy formulation and identifying optimization potentials. This model contains a range of plants for thermal and/or mechanical waste treatment. The input variables are the factors that determine variable and fixed costs, specifically replacement investments, manning requirements and consumption of operating supplies as well as revenues for energy and products. This tool can be applied further by our client for tariff simulation, long-term CAPEX forecasting and taking decisions on technology selection.
  • IFC, Serbia: Structuring and tendering a public private partnership transaction for a waste management treatment and disposal center IFC, Serbia: Structuring and tendering a public private partnership transaction for a waste management treatment and disposal center

    IFC, Serbia: Structuring and tendering a public private partnership transaction for a waste management treatment and disposal center

    The City of Belgrade approached IFC for assistance in structuring and tendering a public private partnership transaction for designing, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining a waste management treatment and disposal center at Vinca along with other facilities in line with its waste management plan. FMC acted as a technical, environmental and social consultant to assist IFC and the City Council up to commercial closing. As part of the assignment, FMC conducted an environmental and social scoping study as well as a review + gap analysis of the land acquisition and resettlement process already undertaken for the project. The project’s MSW handling capacity was 600,000 t/a.
  • Guyana: Technical support /search of potential investors for a new landfill Guyana: Technical support /search of potential investors for a new landfill

    Guyana: Technical support /search of potential investors for a new landfill

    The project aim was to provide technical support for the search of potential investors and operators for a new Landfill site that would be the final dispose of wastes from Georgetown, Guayana and 15 neighboring communities. The services FMC provided were involving a due diligence investigation, market analysis, setting up a financial model, checking of legal framework conditions, investigation and specification of transaction structure, risk analysis, preparing marketing material, international road show, drawing up tender documents and evaluation criteria, prequalification of bidders, drawing up contract documents, setting up a data room, and finally assistance in investor due diligence checks.
  • The World Bank: Waste management and privatization concept for the expansion of the city’s waste landfill The World Bank: Waste management and privatization concept for the expansion of the city’s waste landfill

    The World Bank: Waste management and privatization concept for the expansion of the city’s waste landfill

    The project aim was to prepare a waste management and privatization concept for the expansion of the city’s waste landfill. The services FMC provided were investigations regarding the collection, recycling, disposal, tariffs, legal rulings and organizational procedures, including the conducting of an economic analysis. Alongside waste management optimization, a critical project task was preliminary planning for extending the landfill and estimating the CDM potential of its existing and future sections. As a result, FMC incorporated the findings into tender specifications for privatizing waste collection, recycling and landfill operation.
  • Egypt Airport: Environmental training for the staff of international airports in Egypt Egypt Airport: Environmental training for the staff of international airports in Egypt

    Egypt Airport: Environmental training for the staff of international airports in Egypt

    The project aim was the extensive environmental training of the staff of two international airports in Egypt. The services FMC provided was training that covered the following fields: Environmental Regulations, Solid/Hazardous Waste Management, Noise Measurement, Air Quality, Monitoring, QA/QC, etc.

Your contact for Waste and environment

Maria Belova / Senior Consultant
Maria Belova / Senior Consultant