DNV and KEMA have obtained the necessary regulatory clearances to create a consulting and testing & certification company for the global energy sector: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability (DNV KEMA). The new company began its operations on Feb. 29, and is led by CEO Thijs Aarten. With more than 2300 experts in more than 30 countries around the world, DNV KEMA is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. The company is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and will be part of the DNV Group.

DNV KEMA's services cover the energy value chain from energy source to end user, including renewable energy, carbon reduction and energy efficiency, power generation, transmission & distribution, and energy-related testing, inspection & certification. The company consists of all, more than 1800 former KEMA employees, complemented by over 500 employees from DNV’s former renewable energy and sustainability activities. While DNV KEMA’s core markets are in Europe, North America and China, the company will pay special attention to growth regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin-America and the Middle East.

Major global trends will have enormous impact on the energy business in the years to come: increase in future electricity demand driven by the growth in global population and wealth; climate change and environmental concerns; finite fossil fuel reserves that cannot meet the future energy demand; and aging energy assets and workforce. Around the globe system-wide changes – including integration of more renewable power into the energy grids – will be necessary to guarantee safe, reliable and sustainable energy supply for future generations. At the same time, the role of gas will become increasingly important as gas creates flexibility in accommodating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy.