KEMA

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KEMA
Type Private
Industry Energy Consultancy, Technology consulting, Technology services
Founded 1927
Headquarters Arnhem, Netherlands
Area served Global
Key people

Henrik O. Madsen,[1] CEO, DNV

Thijs Aarten,[2] CEO, KEMA
Employees 2300 (2012)
Parent DNV (74.3%)
Alliander N.V. (25.4%)
Cogas Infra en Beheer B.V. (0.3%)
Website dnvkema.com

KEMA (Keuring van Elektrotechnische Materialen te Arnhem) NV, established in 1927,[3] is a global energy consultancy company headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands. It offers management consulting, technology consulting & services to the energy value chain that include business and technical consultancy, operational support, measurements & inspection, and testing & certification services.

On 22 December 2011, DNV acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a global consulting and certification company which will employ over 2300 experts located in over 20 countries.[4][5][6][7]

History[edit]

KEMA was founded in 1927 as the Dutch electricity industry’s Arnhem-based test house, providing electrical safety testing and certification activities.[8]

In the span of eighty years, the company has evolved into a global risk management company actively providing a host of independent applied research and consultancy services via an international network of subsidiaries and agencies.

On 22 December 2011, DNV acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a global consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors.[4][5][6][7]

Organisation and Operations[edit]

DNV KEMA employs over 2300 experts located in over 20 countries worldwide and headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands

It is led by David Walker, the CEO of DNV KEMA and reports to a Supervisory Board chaired by DNV CEO Henrik O. Madsen.[6][7]

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