Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 23, 2012
UMS Group and DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability have agreed to combine their tools, methodologies, and experience to offer integrated, end-to-end strategic performance improvement and asset management services to utilities throughout North America.
This agreement brings together two leading utility industry authorities with complementary visions, cultures, and capabilities. UMS will contribute its global asset risk, reliability and optimization management best practices knowledge, performance analysis methodologies, and strategic investment optimization experience. DNV KEMA will contribute its global power systems expertise, asset reliability and replacement methodologies, and asset analysis and modeling tools.
The global reach and client responsiveness of DNV KEMA and UMS Group will provide utilities with unequaled experience and unrivaled capabilities in all facets of performance improvement and asset risk management. The companies’ integrated solution combines an understanding of the right structure and processes for performance improvement, reliability and risk management, and the techniques and enabling technology to maximize the life-cycle value of all assets. These services drive tighter alignment of asset plans with corporate strategy and provide clients with deeper process knowledge, analytic insights and tools to make optimal trade-offs among competing priorities.
“This Agreement confirms our commitment to bringing the best capabilities available to our clients to meet their asset risk, reliability and optimization challenges,” said UMS Group’s Jeff Cummings, managing director of North America. “DNV KEMA strongly complements our strategic and operational expertise in asset management with their well-regarded technical expertise and asset management tools and methodologies.”
”Without a doubt, utilities will increasingly look to asset health as a critical investment for operational improvement to meet reliability goals and regulatory obligations,” said DNV KEMA’s Bimal Mukherjee, senior vice president, electricity transmission & distribution. “The strong technical knowledge and global reach of both UMS and DNV KEMA in this space presents a compelling business case for organizations wanting to minimize risk by improving business processes. We look forward to the opportunities created by this partnership and the value we’ll bring to the marketplace.”
About UMS Group
UMS Group is a leading global consultancy and thought leader in infrastructure asset management, performance assessment and improvement, and the management of sustainable change. UMS Group’s proprietary databases, analytic insights, decision support tools and transformation methodologies have been utilized by over 300 electric, gas and water utilities on six continents to build world-class operations. UMS Group is also 1 of only 3 North American PAS 55 Assessors Endorsed by the Institute of Asset Management. http://www.umsgroup.com/
About DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification. As an objective and impartial knowledge-based company, we advise and support organizations along the energy value chain: producers, suppliers & end-users of energy, equipment manufacturers, as well as government bodies, corporations and non-governmental organizations. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more information on DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, visit http://www.dnvkema.com.