About me

Hello!

My name is Francesco and I’m an engineer specialized in EPC (that is, “turnkey”) wind farms projects.

I’m currently based in Hamburg, Germany and I’m developing several interesting  projects all around the world.

In the last 13+ years I had the pleasure of working in Europe, Central and South America, Australia and Africa.

If you want to get in touch with me please don’t leave a comment in the blog (I don’t check them very often) – you can use the contact form or contact me via LinkedIn.

You can write me in English, Spanish and Italian.

To find a (somewhat concise) description of my non-wind business activities you can visit my webpage

If you would like to help me with the blog by writing a post on some topic you know in depth, you are welcome. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find free time to create quality content.

Hope you like the blog!

Francesco

25 responses to “About me”

  1. Taraz Saba Avatar

    HI there,
    I appreciate the efforts you have put in to create this website. Well done. I’d like to stay in touch with you. I have worked in the field of wind power for over 15 years, from initial site identification to wind farm O&M. I am based in Australia.

    Regards,
    Taraz

  2. Sylvain Avatar
    Sylvain

    Hi Fransesco,

    Thanks very much for sharing all this material and precious experience. I am currently doing an internship in a company that develops windfarms and my main task it to draw AutoCAD plans of BoP at early stages of projects to avoid discovering problems after BP.
    So your website is my new Bible!

    Thanks Again

    Sylvain

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello Sylvain, thank you!
      Sorry for the ultra – late response but this months I’ve been very busy with the family (now I’ve got 2 small kids and I don’t have enough free time for the blog).
      I wish you good luck with your company, send me an email if you need any kind of help.
      Ciao, Francesco

  3. Rasha Hanafy Avatar

    please sent me data sheet of MASTER FLOW 9200

    Thank you

    Beta Misr Company in EGYPT

    betamisr@yahoo.com

  4. Dimitris Archontidis Avatar
    Dimitris Archontidis

    Hi from Greece

    I’m a surveyor engineer and I have to thank you for your noteboom trailers! I just wanted to ask you one thing; Does autoturn really use rear wheel drive? Because in vehicle properties I can see that it says “steering: front only”. Also, I’ve checked various videos on Youtube where trucks can perform really tight turns, which I think need more space when simulated with Autoturn.

    Many thanks
    Dimitris
    Thessaloniki, Greece

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello Dimitris,
      I apologies for the late reply both this months I’ve been really busy.
      Yes, AutoTURN does use rear wheel drive, at least in the version we use (8).
      Ciao!
      Francesco

  5. Luis Jose Kafie Avatar
    Luis Jose Kafie

    Thank you for the very informative website. I work for a Central America power company. We are developing a wind project in the region and have some concerns with respects to the soil bearing capacity of our project. I wanted to contact you to hear your thoughts on soil improvement methods. Can you please provide me your email so I can send you a brief on the geotechnical studies and hear your recommendations bases on your experience. kind regards.

  6. Vijaykumar Avatar
    Vijaykumar

    Hello Sir, Madam,

    I am extremely intrusted working in your organization.I have 12 years experience in wind energy in WIND WORLD INDIA LIMITED as site engineer(Met tower erection and commissioning projects ) During my career I have participated in more than 400 Met tower projects completed in India,

    I enclose my CV .I am eagerly waiting for your response.You can reach me anytime on my mobile number 09662011793 or e-mail me at vijaytandel2007@gmail.com

    Thank you for your valuable time.

    Regards,
    Vijaykumar

    Wind world India limited (Enercon)

    Mobile: +91 9662011793
    Email: vijaytandel2007@gmail.com

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello!
      Unfortunately I don’t have a wind energy company, but I’m going to post ypur details in case someone is interested.
      Good luck!

  7. YO Avatar
    YO

    Hi

    I am from Thailand and just start working for wind farm only 3 month as Document Control your website give such an useful information and case study.

    Thanks
    Yo

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      You’re welcome!
      I love your country, I’ve been there several times – where are you working now?
      Ciao!
      Francesco

      1. YO Avatar
        YO

        I’m working in Bangkok. We have a few wind farms in the northeast of Thailand.

  8. steven keene Avatar

    Hello Sir
    Im a small construction Company that would like to get into the construction of the concrete foundations for these if there is any room?
    KR
    Steve

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hi Steve,
      I’m not a wind farm developer, I just work for a wind turbine manufacturer.
      Good luck!

  9. Jacopo Antonelli Avatar
    Jacopo Antonelli

    Ciao Francesco!

    I just wanted to thank you for this very useful website, as it is a goldmine of knowledge for someone who recently started working in the wind industry like me!

    Too bad you don’t have the time to update it more often.

    But thank you anyway for your work!

    Ciao!

    Jacopo

  10. Siue Allen Avatar
    Siue Allen

    Hi Francesco,

    Thanks for creating this website; very interesting.

    I work in the UK in compliance monitoring and environmental management for large infrastructure projects including windfarms.

    My colleague and I often have engineering and turbine related questions to ask so you might find a number of these heading your way if you don’t mind!

    Cheers,
    Siue

  11. Sagar Vispute Avatar
    Sagar Vispute

    Hello Mr. Francesco,

    Myself Sagar Vispute, I am currently working in BoP division of Suzlon Energy Ltd, India. I really appreciate the useful information you shared about Wind Farms. I have already shared your website link with my colleagues.
    We all would like to read more about recent developments in Wind Industry.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Sagar Vispute

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello Sagar,
      it’s a pleasure to know you!
      I’m happy that you’ve found the website useful.
      Wish you all the best, Francesco

  12. Waleed Zaman Khan Avatar
    Waleed Zaman Khan

    Hello Francesco! Hope you are doing well
    I recently started my first job in FFC Energy as an electrical engineer. They are operating a 49.5 MW Wind Farm in Sindh, Pakistan. Your website is a lifesaver for me! All the important and key stuff to understanding wind farms in one place! Thanks! 🙂
    Wish you best of luck for your future endeavours!

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello Waleed,
      Thank you for your message!
      I wish you good luck with your projects and a lot of fun with wind energy!
      Ciao, Francesco

  13. Doug Avatar
    Doug

    What do you know about the P&H foundation system? It appears to work well and use less steel and cement thereby making it cheaper to build.

    1. Francesco Miceli Avatar

      Hello Doug, you can find a short introductory description here: http://www.windfarmbop.com/patrick-henderson-foundation/

      My opinion is that it can be a reasonable technical solution in some situations – however a detailed study of the costs it’s necessary as it’s difficult to say upfront if it will be cheaper or not.

  14. Naveed Avatar
    Naveed

    Hi Francesco , Thanks for blog , its good source to understand WF.

  15. Daniel Carreño Avatar
    Daniel Carreño

    Hello Francesco!
    I´ve recently found your blog while searching for Type certification process and I find it excepcionally interesting! Thank you very much for spreading your experience on wind. It trully helps to the newcomers! Especially beautiful are the pictures on the ground works.
    PS: what about a new post on more in-depth commercial aspects for example in EPC contracts 🙂 ?

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