Wind project planning company Umweltkontor of Hückelhoven has been nominated Entrepreneur of the Year 1999, an award granted by three companies-consultants Schitag, accountant Ernst & Young, software company SAP and Manager magazine. The prize will be awarded on May 18 at a business conference in Stuttgart. The prize is granted to medium sized companies that have successfully done business throughout Germany. Umweltkontor was nominated "because of its innovative and successful company policy in the field of renewable energies." The company employs 30 and achieved sales of DEM 30 million (EUR 15.3 million) in 1998.