DNV GL Acquires Swedish Power System Analyst
DNV GL has acquired Gothia Power, a Swedish provider of advanced analysis and measurements for power production, power transmission and power consumption.
DNV GL President and CEO Remi Eriksen said: “This company’s expertise and services are a perfect match for DNV GL’s existing portfolio in the renewable power, transmission and distribution industries. I am therefore happy to announce this acquisition, which establishes DNV GL’s technical and strategic power system services in the Swedish and Baltic energy markets and further strengthens our leading position worldwide.”
“Sweden is one of the most interesting energy markets in Europe. It has a strong and innovative industrial base, especially within power and transmission. In addition, Sweden’s power system is tightly integrated with the rest of the Nordics and Baltics, both physically and through the Nord Pool power exchange. This is one of the reasons why DNV GL views Sweden as a strategic growth market,” Eriksen explained.
DNV GL said that, as the world is transitioning into a low carbon future, its technical advisory services throughout the electricity value chain as well as certification and verification of power system technologies are essential for nations making strategic decisions about their power market policies and energy future.
Fredrik Sjögren, CEO of Gothia Power, says: “It is with great anticipation that we have now concluded the acquisition process with DNV GL. Together, I see many advantages; our unique competence in power system analysis can reach new customers in a global market and at the same time we see great opportunities to strengthen our services to existing customers in Sweden and the wider Nordics.
“DNV GL’s strategy to address the energy trilemma of reliability, affordability and sustainability in the energy industry is aligned with the technological and business-related opportunities we see in the future.”