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Garrad Hassan joins Germanischer Lloyd


September 30, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

Garrad Hassan—based in Bristol, United Kingdom—is joining Germanischer Lloyd to form a fully integrated technical assurance and consulting company for renewable energy.

The companies are merging with the aim of being a leading global
independent provider of consulting, engineering, turbine design,
certification, measurement, project management, strategic advice,
inspection services and software products for renewable energies. The
two will provide technical services over the entire life cycle of wind,
solar, marine and other renewable energies—both onshore and
off—including safety, integrity, reliability and performance management.

“The merger of GH and GL is a reflection of growing demand of customers
for a single service provider who offers solutions for challenges in
technology, environment and asset performance on a worldwide scale,”
said Pekka Paasivaara, member of the executive board of Germanischer.
“Together, we will offer a unique level of service expertise and global
presence across the whole project lifecycle.”

Germanischer has already acquired the Canadian wind energy consulting and engineering company Hélimax.

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In photo (left to right): Pekka Paasivaara, member of the GL executive
board; Andrew Garrad, CEO Garrad Hassan; Dr. Hermann J. Klein, member
of the GL executive board.