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Garrad Hassan & Germanischer Lloyd To Merge

Garrad Hassan (GH) is joining Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to form a fully integrated technical assurance and consulting company for renewable energy. The companies will merge to become a worldwide leading independent provider of consulting, engineering, turbine design, certification, measurement, project management, strategic advice, inspection services and software products for renewable energies.

GH and GL will provide technical services over the entire life cycle of wind, solar, marine and other renewable energies, both onshore and offshore including safety, integrity, reliability and performance management.

The two companies also plan to form a business segment dedicated to renewable energy of over 600 staff with highly qualified engineers and technical experts at 34 locations around the world.

GL had already acquired the Canadian wind energy consulting and engineering company Hélimax and the German company Windtest who are experts on measurements for wind turbines and wind farms. In addition, the offshore wind expertise of Noble Denton particularly in project management for offshore windfarms was added to the GL Group in April 2009.

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