Blymyer Engineers turns 60 in 2021. The firm started in 1961 with a focus on industrial engineering and project management. Blymyer has grown steadily since then. Today, it’s a full-service engineering firm that’s best known as a leader in renewable energy.
Global engineering reach
Blymyer now serves clients from across North America and the world from three locations. The Blymyer headquarters is in the San Francisco Bay Area, and there’s another West Coast location in Oregon. A recently expanded office in Odessa, Ukraine, lets the US teams collaborate with engineers in Odessa to keep projects moving 24/7.
“Our team has grown steadily along with the range of services we provide,” says Blymyer President Mike Rantz. “The team includes electrical, mechanical, structural, environmental, and civil engineers. Many of our projects require input from multiple engineering disciplines. Our whole team deserves credit for our success.”
Engineering our renewable future
The Blymyer team expects an acceleration of renewable energy importance in the future. Renewable energy is about much more than solar. Wind, energy storage, full-service substations, and electric vehicle charging represent a significant number of projects.
“We completed our first solar project in 2001, and in 2008, we helped pioneer the designs for the solar canopies that have helped make California the nation’s leader in solar schools,” says Rantz. “We’ve expanded our services to keep ahead of renewable energy trends. That’s helped us grow and deepen our renewable expertise.”
Rantz adds: “The future is going to be renewable and electric, and we see that in our projects. Solar continues its strength. There’s more than 41 GW of utility scale solar in the Unites States, up from just 21.5 GW in 2016. Blymyer engineered 7 GW of that, which is about 15% of the total. We engineered 2 GW of solar in 2020 alone, and 2021 is set to be another banner year for all types of renewable energy projects.”