Intertek announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clean Energy Associates (CEA), an independent provider of quality assurance, technical services, supply chain traceability and downstream engineering support for the solar energy and energy storage industries.
CEA, established in 2008, boasts a successful track record of photovoltaic and energy storage projects across more than 65 countries and delivers a range of services along the solar energy value chain. These include inline production monitoring and quality assurance, supply chain management and traceability as well as technical support. With key operating locations in the USA and China, its subject matter experts deliver worldwide services in support of solar project developers, engineering, procurement and construction companies, financiers, power plant owners and independent power producers (IPPs) as they navigate their decarbonization and energy sustainability journeys.
The acquisition of CEA will complement not only Intertek’s global network of industry experts, but also the company’s existing Total Quality Assurance services such as product testing and certification, in-field inspections, asset management and condition monitoring. This dynamic combination will allow Intertek to further strengthen and expand support to solar energy stakeholders and help them mitigate risks across the PV and energy storage lifecycle. CEA will also benefit from Intertek’s global network and customer base, facilitating expansion opportunities into new geographies.
“For more than 135 years Intertek has been an integral partner to the energy industry. Standing true to our commitment to support global energy companies as they navigate the challenges and opportunities before them, Intertek is pleased to expand our pioneering sustainability service offering in the fast-growing, structurally attractive quality assurance market for solar energy,” said Andre Lacroix, CEO of Intertek. “We look forward to welcoming the CEA team to Intertek and working together to seize the attractive opportunities ahead by supporting our clients on their sustainability journeys with our industry-leading ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, Certification) solutions.”
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