KEMA

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

Remi Eriksen,[1] CEO, DNV GL

Thijs Aarten,[2] CEO, KEMA
Number of employees
15,382 (2015)
Parent DNV (74.3%)
Alliander N.V. (25.4%)
Cogas Infra en Beheer B.V. (0.3%)

KEMA (Keuring van Elektrotechnische Materialen te Arnhem) NV, established in 1927,[3] was a global energy consultancy company headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands. It offered 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 with 2300 experts located in over 20 countries.[4][5][6][7]

On 12 September 2013, DNV and GL merged into DNV GL, becoming the world's leading ship and offshore classification society and a world-leader of independent assurance and expert advisory services. As DNV GL the company will continue to issue KEMA certificates from their laboratories to maintain industry recognition for these trusted documents.

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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]

On 12 September 2013, DNV and GL merged into DNV GL, becoming the world's leading ship and offshore classification society and a world-leader of independent assurance and expert advisory services.

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