KEMA North American T&D consultancy continues strategic growth


FAIRFAX, VA, July 8, 2003 — KEMA announced that it expand its T&D consulting services in the North American market with the addition of five utility consultants.

KEMA’s goal is to further leverage its international expertise in the T&D field, and provide North American clients with strategic consulting services including asset management support, power network design and analysis, and substation projects.

KEMA continues its strategic growth with the addition of five industry recognized utility consultants. The consultants join KEMA’s team of highly experienced energy industry specialists, who have worked closely with utilities and vendors throughout North America and worldwide.

· Ed Khan, Lead Consultant -Khan brings to KEMA 23 years of broad experience in power systems, including power plants, industrial systems, substations, transmission and distribution with a special emphasis on power system analysis, design and protection. Prior to joining KEMA, Kahn was a consultant with GE Power Systems, a principal consultant with ABB, a product engineer for SEL, and a power systems engineer with Westinghouse.

· Johan H.R. Enslin, Principal Consultant – Enslin brings 21 years of broad international experience in power projects and engineering, including analysis and dynamic modeling, feasibility, research, design, development and implementation of power quality mitigating devices. Enslin joins the North American-based T&D consultancy from KEMA’s Netherlands headquarters, where he coordinated power projects worldwide.

· Andre E. Lux, Senior Consultant -Lux brings 16 years experience in transmission line design, operations and maintenance, and substation equipment rating, diagnostics and life assessment with specific expertise in condition assessment and failure analysis. Prior to KEMA Lux served as a principal consultant and a senior research engineer with ABB Consulting.

· Richard E. Brown, Principal Consultant -Brown brings to KEMA 12 years experience in applications of advanced analytical tools for asset analysis, strategy and optimization for electric utilities around the world. He is an expert in assisting electric utilities improve technical and business performance in areas such as distribution reliability, planning, operations, and asset management. Prior to joining KEMA, Brown was the director of technology with ABB Consulting, and a senior engineer with Sverdrup Corporation.

· Geradus Cliteur, Lead Consultant – Cliteur’s has 12 years broad experience in initiating and managing large volume international projects ranging from research and development projects to technical audits, with a primary focus on asset management, maintenance management and condition assessment. Prior to joining KEMA, Cliteur was the international R&D project manager for UHV switchgear with Toshiba Corporation’s High Power Laboratory in Japan.


About KEMA
KEMA provides technical and management consulting and training services to the energy industry, assisting more than 500 clients in 70 countries. With U.S. headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia and offices worldwide, KEMA employs more than 1,500 full-time professionals and leading experts in many facets of the energy utility industry. With over 75 years of experience in the electric energy industry worldwide, KEMA serves the complete spectrum of participants in the energy marketplace and offers a full complement of services supporting generation through the consumer side of the meter. KEMA was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands.


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