EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2018   


EFCA is delighted to announce that Stanislas Merlet (Norway) is the winner of the ninth edition of the EFCA Young Professionals competition.

A total of 19 young professionals from 7 countries entered the high-level contest. All projects were of remarkably high quality, which made the evaluation that much more difficult for the jury.


The winner, Stanislas Merlet, is 32 years old and is a solar energy consultant in the Norwegian company Multiconsult.

For his winning entry, a feasibility study for the integration of a solar powered fuel saver at the Troll station, Antarctica, Stanislas contributed to the assessment, design and simulation of the solar PV system, storage included. He also created the tender documents - and conducted the evaluation of proposals - for the pilot project that has been implemented late 2015 at the Troll station.

Stanislas dedicated special attention to elements of communication and innovation. The project is innovative in terms of implementing a technology in very rough weather conditions.

With this, Stanislas has won a trip to Berlin and is now participating at the FIDIC - EFCA – VBI 2018 conference on 9-11 September, where he will receive his award.

The jury also congratulates the two runners-up: Fredrik Skaug Fadnes (Norway) and Elisa Maceratini (Italy).

Fredrik Skaug Fadnes (Norway), 33 years old, is a specialist in energy and environmental engineering and works for Norconsult. Fredrik was involved in the development of the Stavanger’s Triangulum energy plant. Fredrik had a leading role in the tender process and a managerial role during the construction phase.

Elisa Maceratini (Italy), 35 years old, is a consultant in architecture, regional and urban planning, GIS and participatory planning for Keios Development Consulting. Her project concerned the consultancy services for the design of the urban structure plans of the two main cities of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. She played both a technical and managerial role for the project, as a planner and as Deputy Project Director for the master plan of Pointe-Noire.

Honorary mentions go to the following candidates:
•           Thomas Kruse, 32, Denmark    

•           Morten Kirban Rix, 33, Denmark

•           Atte Verneri Lehtovirta, 31, Finland

•           Paul Doyle, 33, Ireland

•           Thomas Fløien Angeltveit, 30, Norway

•           Arkadiusz Fraczek, 28, Poland

•           Steven Schmidt, 35, Denmark

Certificates have been presented at the FIDIC – EFCA – VBI conference in Berlin.

Conference website: http://fidic2018.org/en