Danemark – Vendredi 22/11/2019 – energiesdelamer.eu. “Ils/Elles Bougent”. Ramboll has appointed Michael T. Simmelsgaard, ex-Vattenfall Vice President of Offshore Wind, as the new Managing Director for the global energy division.


Michael T. Simmelsgaard will take over the position on 1 January 2020, succeeding Thomas Rand who has decided to retire after ten years as Ramboll’s Managing Director for Energy and 41 years in the company.

Thomas Rand will continue working in a role as senior advisor for the new Managing Director, as well as the Ramboll Group.

Simmelsgaard worked in several executive management positions over the last four years within Vattenfall’s Business Area Wind. In 2017, he was promoted to the position of Vice President, heading the Business Unit Offshore Wind.

“I find it truly inspiring to be working for a company with such a clear mission and so strong values as Ramboll,” said Simmelsgaard.

“To take part in the transformation of the energy sector is a key motivation factor for me and Ramboll is one of the global leaders in energy consulting. It will be a privilege for me to lead the many thought leaders in the company and this way impact the global energy market.”


Michael has been at Vattenfall for 4 years and is currently Head of Offshore Wind, overseeing around 4.1GW of offshore wind operational or under construction. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Strategic Projects and Partnering for wind asset joint ventures.

Before joining Vattenfall, Michael was Vice President for Global Operation Wind Power at Ørsted (formerly DONG), responsible for the operation and maintenance of around 3.5GW of offshore wind. He has held other senior positions at Siemens Wind Power and Faber.



Points de repère


Ramboll stands as a global company with more than 30 years of experience in the wind industry. Our portfolio includes the successful completion of projects in 21 countries in offshore wind and 60 countries onshore. In total, Ramboll relies on more than 300 staff dedicated to wind energy, enabling us to deliver services with a global perspective yet with a local expertise. With our multidisciplinary capabilities we offer a full range of services that cover the entire life cycle of a project, from planning and project development to design, procurement, implementation and follow-up on operation, maintenance, and finally to decommissioning.

Ramboll demonstrated considerable growth in revenue in the first half of 2019 and now employs more than 15,500 employees globally. The integration of newly acquired US engineering and design consultancy OBG is progressing well.


En France, Ramboll est implantée depuis 2002 à Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon et Paris.

Les experts et consultants sont chimistes et physiciens de l’environnement, géologues/ hydrogéologues, toxicologues et naturalistes, spécialisés dans la gestion des sites et sols pollués, dans les études de conformité environnementale, dans les études d’impact des grands projets, ainsi que dans la gestion des ressources naturelles et des risques industriels.

Ramboll est membre de l’UPDS et est certifiée MASE et LNE (norme NFX 31 – 620).

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