About BLIX Consultancy
BLIX Consultancy was founded in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 2009 by Albert van der Hem (left) and Maarten Timmerman (right), both seasoned offshore and onshore wind developers and consultants. In the 13 years that passed, BLIX has established a strong portfolio containing close to 300 projects, has opened offices in Taiwan, South-Korea and Japan and has helped with the realisation of over 25GW of green (offshore) wind and solar assets.
Our specialised and independent team consists of over 25 in house experts in the field of offshore and onshore wind, solar projects and strategy, supported by many freelance associated experts. We are project managers, contract managers, mechanical, civil and electrical engineers and strategic experts: our team has the knowledge and experience to do the initial research, bring projects to financial close or assist during the construction phase
As of 14-02-2023, BLIX is part of AFRY, which marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our journey.
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. With 19,000 experts in the fields of infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalisation, AFRY is committed to accelerating the transition towards a sustainable society.
From left to right: Maarten Timmerman (Founder and Director BLIX Asia), Roeland Steenhuis (Managing Director) and Albert van der Hem (Founder and Managing Director)
We are extremely proud to say that we are 100% climate neutral. To realise this, BLIX has moved its headquarters in 2017 to the UCo-building: an almost 100% climate neutral building in the heart of Utrecht, and implemented internal sustainability policies, such as promoting public transport and by working almost completely digital. CO2 emissions from our travels (both domestic and international) are being compensated with the help of social enterprise FairClimateFund. In 2020, BLIX compensated 200% of all its CO2 emissions.
Quality has always been important at BLIX. Not only do we want to deliver the highest quality for our clients and partners, we also care about the implementation of quality in our everyday work. We are therefore proud to have been ISO 9001 certified since 2017.
If you are interested in our quality policy, click here.
We aim to be a fair employer to our team of experts. We believe in having an open and transparent culture, where creativity should be embraced and mistakes can be learned from. We offer our experts:
- Flexibility to work at home, or in our climate neutral building in the centre of Utrecht, during hours that suit them best;
- Personal development opportunities, in the form of an annual education budget, learning on the job possibilities and a monthly course given by the team;
- A place in a team that likes to have fun, work together, and learn from each other;
- A competitive salary, including an annual bonus based on company and personal results.
If you want to know more about BLIX as an employer, if you want to join our mission to be at the forefront of the energy transition, please visit our career page.
In order for us to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments, we are a member of the following knowledge sharing organisations:
NWEA: the Dutch Wind Energy Association
NWEA promotes the development of wind energy with a view to a sustainable Dutch energy supply. For and with its members, NWEA is working on the strong wind sector and the new policy that it requires.
GWEC: the Global Wind Energy Council
GWEC is the international trade association for the wind power industry. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes and electricity providers.
The Asia Wind Energy Association
Established in December 2016, the Asia Wind Energy Association is the leading industry association for the wind energy sector in Asia-Pacific.
The Asia Wind Energy Association acts as the regional platform for all wind power industry stakeholders to collectively promote the best interests of the wind power sector.
WFO: World Forum Offshore Wind
World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) is the world’s only organisation 100% focused on promoting offshore wind energy on a global scale. WFO’s unique global profile facilitates access to governmental and international forums in order to open new offshore wind markets and to advocate for global offshore wind growth.