Addition of global assessment, inspection and advisory services to expand UL’s capabilities in fast growing renewable energy sector.


NORTHBROOK, Ill.  June 4, 2012 UL, a world leader in advancing safety, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DEWI, a world leader in wind energy measurement and testing services, and DEWI-OCC, an accredited DAKKS (German accreditation) certifier of onshore and offshore wind facilities.  The additions position UL as a global, full-service provider of evaluation and certification services for the safety, performance and efficacy of wind energy systems.


“DEWI and DEWI-OCC have built unparalleled reputations for expertise, technical acumen and influence in the wind industry,” said Gitte Schjøtz, president of UL Europe and Latin America.  “We will commit our global reach, dedicated resources and 118 years of certification experience to accelerating their growth paths and extending UL’s leadership in the renewable energy sector.”


DEWI’s performance and efficacy testing and DEWI-OCC’s certification services will join UL’s wind energy safety certification services to better address the evaluation needs of a global wind energy market that is expected to grow 67 percent by 2015[1]. DEWI and DEWI-OCC will join UL’s Product Safety business unit and will continue to operate from its current global facilities.



The agreement to acquire DEWI was originally announced on April 3rd.






[1] International Wind Energy Development – World Update 2010

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