GL Registers Office in the Netherlands
GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is “GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.”. The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects.
The Netherlands has emerged as an evolving market for renewable energies with particular emphasis on offshore wind energy. GL Garrad Hassan’s Country Manager of the Netherlands, Ben Hendriks, called the official registration an important step for the company. “We are now much closer to our Dutch clients and can offer our services without any restrictions. The Netherlands represents one of the most active regions in Europe in offshore wind developments. The developments on the Dutch shelf are expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Further, we aim at catering the large group of Dutch marine contractors in the offshore wind industry. Our staff here in the Netherlands can now support stakeholders at all stages of wind projects by providing services and support locally.”
About GL Garrad Hassan
GL Garrad Hassan is one of the world’s largest dedicated renewable energy consultancies and a recognised technical authority on the subject. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products, and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the GL Garrad Hassan name is new, the company has a rich heritage. It is borne of the integration of specialist companies that, united, form the renewable energy consulting division of the GL Group. GL Garrad Hassan is a consulting company; it has no equity stake in any device or project. This rule of operation is central to its philosophy, something which sets it apart from many of its competitors.
Source: gl-group, April 29, 2011