DNV and KEMA say they have obtained the necessary regulatory clearances to create a new consulting, testing and certification company for the global energy sector. The new firm – DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability – begins its operations today and is led by CEO Thijs Aarten.
DNV KEMA is headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands, and is part of the DNV Group. Its services cover renewable energy; carbon reduction and energy efficiency; power generation; transmission and distribution; and energy-related testing, inspection and certification.
The company consists of all 1,800 former KEMA employees, complemented by over 500 employees from DNV's former renewable energy and sustainability activities.
Although DNV KEMA's core markets are in Europe, North America and China, the company will pay special attention to growing markets such as the Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East, all of which have a strong need for energy expertise.