Kema And Gasunie Reach Agreement On Acquisition Of Gasunie Engineering & Technology

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KEMA and Gasunie Reach Agreement on Acquisition of Gasunie Engineering & Technology

ARNHEM and GRONINGEN, July 1 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - Establish International 'Center of Excellence' for Gas


    KEMA and Gasunie have reached a definitive agreement concerning the

acquisition of Gasunie Engineering & Technology (GET). KEMA will integrate

the division of Gasunie, which consists of approximately 90 people, into its

existing gas activities. This will result in a new business unit focused on

gas consultancy, engineering services and research & development for the

national and international energy sectors. The takeover lays a strong

foundation for an international 'Center of Excellence' in gas expertise, and

marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration between KEMA and Gasunie.

    Capitalizing more on changing markets

    The global gas markets are in a state flux. Continuing liberalization and

changing regulations have led to increasing need for strategic,

business/economic and technical expertise in the field of gas. At the same

time, energy companies must meet more stringent requirements for gas

processing, transport and use to ensure a safe, reliable, sustainable and

economic gas supply. Electricity and gas are also rapidly becoming more

closely interrelated in connection with issues like sustainable energy, smart

grids, consumption reduction and energy storage. These developments demand a

joining of forces in the areas of advisement and research & development. The

combination of GET, as an international authority in the field of gas, and

KEMA, as world leader in the field of electricity, results in a powerful

organization that can successfully capitalize on the growing worldwide demand

for expertise in these areas.

    Comment by Thijs Aarten, member of the Executive Board of KEMA:

    'We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with Gasunie.

Our consolidation of gas and electricity expertise is a proactive step in

anticipating the developments in the global energy markets. This new

combination is also an important step for the Netherlands, a country

considered an authority in the field of energy.'

    Comment by Pieter Trienekens, member of the Executive Board of Gasunie:

    'In order to continue making significant contributions in the future,

broader utilization of the know-how and experience acquired by GET is

essential. We are convinced that combining our activities with those of KEMA,

and joining its extensive international network is the best way to do this.

In the new situation, Gasunie will be a strategic business partner and one of

the larger clients of KEMA's new Center of Excellence.'

    This is a joint press release by KEMA and Gasunie.

    About KEMA

    KEMA (, which was established in 1927, is an

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independent knowledge provider operating globally in the energy value chain

and specializing in high-quality services in the field of business &

technical consultancy, operational support, measurements & inspections and

testing & certification. As an impartial organization, KEMA provides

consultancy and support to both government bodies and manufacturers,

suppliers and end-users of energy. Moreover, KEMA certifies products, systems

and individuals for a wide range of clients. KEMA employs more than 1,800

professionals in 20 countries worldwide.

    About Gasunie

    Gasunie ( is a European gas infrastructure company.

The annual gas throughput totals approximately 125 billion cubic meters.

Gasunie offers transport services via the subsidiaries Gas Transport Services

B.V. (GTS) in the Netherlands and Gasunie Deutschland in Germany. Gasunie

also offers other services in the gas infrastructure field, including gas

storage and LNG.


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