Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DEWI GmbH, a provider of wind energy measurement and testing services, from the German state of Lower Saxony. In addition, UL has agreed to acquire a 50.8% stake in DEWI GmbH, an accredited DAP (German accreditation) certifier of onshore and offshore wind facilities.
Founded in 1990, DEWI GmbH has expanded rapidly from a local research and development resource to an established provider of measurement services, micrositing, research and education, and technical and economic advisory services.
According to the companies, DEWI's performance and efficacy testing will join UL's wind energy safety certification services to better address the evaluation needs of a global wind energy market. DEWI GmbH will join UL's Product Safety business unit and will continue to operate from its facilities in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Brazil and China.