The new Scottish office of DNV GL – a leading international expert in renewables and power transmission and distribution – has been formally opened in Glasgow, which is regarded by the industry as ‘Scotland’s renewables capital’.
In the absence of Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing – who had to cancel for private reasons – the new office was formally ‘unveiled’ on behalf of the Scottish Government by Graeme Dickson, Director-General of Enterprise Environment and Digital for the Scottish Government, in Glasgow last night.
DNV GL Energy is a recently-merged division combining the global expertise of DNV KEMA and GL Garrad Hassan which, combined, now forms the world’s largest, independent renewable energy advisory.
Mr Dickson was welcomed by David Walker, Chief Executive, DNV GL Energy, who contrasted the changes in Scotland’s energy industry from his childhood in Lanarkshire – where his grandfather and great-grandfather were coal miners – to today’s expanding renewable energy sector. Mr Walker added that DNV GL expects to announce a major new Scottish renewables contract in Spring 2014.
Pictured from left, are: Dr. R.V. Ahilan (Director of Renewables Advisory, DNV GL Energy) Andrew Garrad, (President, European Wind Energy Association), Graeme Dickson (Scottish Government) and David Walker, Chief Executive, DNV GL Energy.
Globally, DNV GL employs 16,000 people at 300 sites in more than 100 countries and has revenues of EUR 2,500 million per year.