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DNV acquires Clean Technology Partners – pv magazine International

The acquisition expands DNV’s market presence and strengthens its position in the renewable energy and power grid market in Australia and Asia-Pacific.

DNV, the independent global energy expert and assurance provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Clean Technology Partners Pty Ltd (CTP), a leading network consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia.

CTP’s expertise in power grid, renewables and storage technology in delivering over 1,500 consultancy projects over the past 10 years enables DNV to expand its footprint in the Australian market and to tackle the critical area of ​​connecting generation projects to the country’s grid. The addition of CTP’s multidisciplinary team enhances DNV’s existing renewable energy technical advisory services and strengthens its position to support the growing renewable energy sector.

“We are honored to welcome the CTP team to the DNV family. CTP brings a proven capability to complement the strengths of our existing business and provides additional depth in solar, storage and hybrid systems expertise. Bringing these two great teams together will significantly improve our ability to support our customers across the entire energy value chain. This acquisition demonstrates DNV’s long-term commitment to help drive clean energy adoption in Australia and around the world and to stay at the forefront of the energy transition,” said Ditlev Engel, CEO Energy Systems at DNV.

“Part of our strategy is based on inorganic growth. We are constantly on the lookout for great companies to acquire and collaborate with. In APAC, we want to strengthen our position in the power grid sector. Our acquisition of CTP will significantly change our position in this sector in Australia and will also significantly change how we can add value to our customers across the region,” said Brice Le Gallo, Vice President and Regional Director Asia-Pacific, Energy Systems at DNV.

Australia’s power system is moving away from coal faster than expected. Therefore, the expansion of Australia’s electricity grid must be accelerated to meet the growing supply of renewable energy, prevent power outages and reduce costs for consumers.

“DNVs Energy transition prospects identifies electrification as an essential part of the decarbonisation of energy systems and supports the idea that renewable energies will dominate all other energy sources in the production of electricity. Increasing renewable energy capacity will require significant changes to Australia’s grid infrastructure – storage, connectivity and demand response being key to integrating renewables and avoiding connection delays and reduced projects,” added Graham Slack, Market Area Manager – Australia, Energy Systems, DNV.

“DNV’s acquisition of CTP is a significant milestone for me and the entire CTP team. We have all worked hard over the years to refine our service offering for the ever-changing renewable energy, energy storage and power systems industries. Joining DNV makes so much sense for us on so many fronts – from the project work we’ll be doing to the culture of our workplace. DNV’s scale, technical depth and ability to impact the energy transition is something that excites us all,” said Lachlan Bateman, Managing Director, Clean Technology Partners.

Following today’s announcement, senior CTP executives will further strengthen DNV’s local leadership team. CTP founder Lachlan Bateman will be responsible for power systems planning for Asia-Pacific and industry veteran Matthew Forwood will be responsible for project engineering and due diligence – Australia. Both Lachlan and Matthew will be based at DNV’s office in Melbourne.