Published: 22 December 2011 22 December 2011
DNV and KEMA will form an energy consulting, testing and certification company. DNV KEMA will consist of all 1,800 KEMA employees and 500 employees from DNV’s renewable energy and sustainability activities.
The new company will be led by Thijs Aarten, the CEO of KEMA, and headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Mr Aarten will report to a Supervisory Board chaired by DNV CEO Henrik O. Madsen. KEMA’s activities are highly complementary to those of DNV’s existing renewable energy and sustainability businesses and all these activities will be integrated to form one compelling service offering to the global energy sector. Services will cover the entire energy value chain from energy source to end user, including wind energy, carbon capture and storage, carbon trading, energy efficiency, power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy-related testing, inspection and certification. While DNV becomes the majority shareholder with a 74.3% share, Alliander retains its holding (25.4%) as does Cogas (0.3%). The transaction is subject to the approval of the US, Dutch and German competition authorities.