David Corbett joins ROBUR with an extensive and varied background in asset performance management and related services. He most recently served as CEO of a US-based pipeline integrity and asset management services business, and previously has held senior leadership roles in organizations providing engineering, verification, inspection, testing and asset management services throughout the energy value chain and at all asset life-cycle stages. Corbett, originally a Naval Architect and with origins in asset management for the UK’s naval nuclear fleet, is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and registered European Engineer. He has been resident in Houston for 20 years and has led businesses throughout the Americas in the development and provision of high integrity/safety critical technical services as well as bringing significant corporate transaction and integration experience. “The Americas is one of the most important and fastest growing markets in the renewable power generation space, and I’m very pleased to join such a well-regarded service provider at such a pivotal time for the industry.”, said Corbett. He continued, “We have exciting growth plans and I’m looking forward to recreating ROBUR’s excellent reputation as one of the leading non-OEM providers of comprehensive, differentiated asset management services in European markets, for asset owners/operators in the Americas.”
Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler, Managing Partner for ROBUR, commented, “We’re very pleased to move forward on this next stage of our strategic development, and expect to be able to announce exciting developments in the coming months. David’s experience in business integration and in implementing high-performing safety and quality assured strategic growth strategies will be central to the further development of our advanced renewables asset management services in the Americas.”
SAT Kerntechnik of Worms will become part of ROBUR, taking effect retroactively to 1 January 2018. Since its inception in 2002, SAT Kerntechnik has emerged as a highly efficient and reliable partner for the decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Germany and Europe.
Numbering almost 100, our colleagues at SAT Kerntechnik operate as engineering and dismantling partners offering extensive services in the areas of engineering/consulting, radiation protection, decommissioning/dismantling, decontamination and conditioning as one-stop solutions on behalf of many high-level clients.
“With 15 years of experience in the planning, implementation and documentation of decommissioning and disposal projects for nuclear facilities, we offer our clients quality, safety, efficiency and punctuality. This applies to commercial and research reactors, as well as to medical and other nuclear facilities. This experience is our motivation to keep growing in the interests of our clients and together with our colleagues. We are therefore delighted to have found a strategic partner in ROBUR. Collaborating with the companies within ROBUR will allow us to contribute to a successful energy transition”, says Frank Ambos, Managing Director at SAT Kerntechnik.
“We are very pleased to welcome SAT Kerntechnik into our Group as a recognised specialist for the decommissioning/dismantling of nuclear facilities. The decades of management experience, as well as the skilled team of engineers, nuclear scientists, technicians and business management specialists, will enhance our services portfolio and make ROBUR one of the leading providers for the dismantling of nuclear facilities in Germany”, says Andreas Haars, Head of the Business Unit Energy and Managing Director at ROBUR ENERGY.
Over the last three years, ROBUR’s active culture of entrepreneurship and partnership has driven the organisation’s growth to around €150 million in annual turnover and almost 2,000 colleagues worldwide, laying the foundation for the Group’s continued expansion in future. “New companies quickly notice how they can benefit from the Group, feel appreciated as partners and understood in their business strategies. It is therefore self-evident that Operative Management at SAT Kerntechnik will continue to run the business with Mr Frank Ambos as Managing Director and that its expertise will be of a great benefit to ROBUR and ROBUR ENERGY”, adds Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner at ROBUR.
“SAT Kerntechnik’s national and international services portfolio is the ideal addition to the dismantling solutions already offered by ROBUR. Besides sales, utilisation and management synergies within the organisation, clients of SAT Kerntechnik will benefit from the comprehensive services and size that are brought to the table by ROBUR. At the same time, ROBUR clients will have access to the expertise and qualified colleagues at SAT Kerntechnik and will receive additional solutions and services”, says Jan-Jörg Müller-Seiler, Managing Partner at ROBUR.
About SAT Kerntechnik:
SAT Kerntechnik is a group of companies with over a decade of experience in the decommissioning/dismantling of nuclear facilities. Led by SAT Kerntechnik GmbH, which was established in 2002, the group has become a recognised and reliable partner to the European Union and European energy supply companies, as well as to other high-level operators of nuclear facilities.
SAT Kerntechnik offers end-to-end services for the decommissioning and disposal of nuclear facilities, including engineering/consulting, radiation protection, decommissioning/ dismantling, decontamination and conditioning.
About ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH (ROBUR):
Founded in 2015 as a response to the changing challenges of high-quality industrial services, ROBUR is now one of the top 10 industrial service providers in Germany, with 15 partner companies and a turnover of approx. EUR 150 million in 2018. Both the financing and the leadership of the group are characterised by partnership and entrepreneurialism. Our member companies benefit from the size and internationality of the group and can leverage sales, capacity utilisation and management synergies.
Almost 2,000 employees work in the wind, water, energy, industrial and process industries. As expert partners for our customers, we create holistic solutions, from planning and implementation, to operation and maintenance, to the relocation and decommissioning.
For further information please contact:
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner
Phone +49 89 54 84 39 70
The management teams of SSC Wind and ROBUR announced the signing of an agreement to combine into the leading, independent German service provider for wind energy services. The transaction is expected to be executed by the end of November.
Amongst other, SSC Wind acts as a leader in on- and off-shore installation of wind turbines as well as service engineering provider for wind turbines. ROBUR WIND (consisting of ROBUR companies WKA and ROSCH) is leading the fields of blade maintenance as well as on- and offshore maintenance services. Together, the merged ROBUR WIND will become a full-service provider of market-leading solutions to its growing list of customers.
The combined entity with approximately € 60 Mio. in revenues and 600 specialists across multiple geographies will be the leading, German OEM independent full-service provider. Customers will benefit from enhanced expertise in complex solutions, increased regional and global coverage as well as an extended service portfolio that covers all phases of the wind turbine life cycle. ROBUR Wind will stay part of the larger ROBUR Industry Service Group, with approximately 1800 colleagues among the TOP 10 German industry service providers.
ROBUR partners Kyriakos Kosmidis (WKA managing director and spokesman of the business unit, ROBUR WIND) and Maik Schlapmann (managing director of ROSCH Industrieservice) actively supported the transaction and are looking forward grow the business along with their new colleagues from SSC Wind. The joint track record within ROBUR provides a solid basis for a joint future as leading full-service provider in wind energy.
The SSC Wind EMEA management team around Anne Higgen-Eden, Hinrich Eden and the manager of SSC Wind and SSC Baltic Wind René Psarski are looking forward to joining ROBUR Group with the clear expectation that the SSC Wind network will give the combined group an edge in providing best-in-class services to its growing list customers. ROBUR’s unique culture promotes entrepreneurship, fosters growth and allows executive management to take on additional responsibility within ROBUR.
ROBUR managing partner Daniel Beringer said that it is ROBUR’s clear intention to develop the ROBUR WIND business unit further within the industry service group in the upcoming years both organically as well as through select acquisitions and through further investment in the internationalization and technological development of SSC Wind, WKA and ROSCH. ROBUR will continue to work very hard to remain the preferred independent partner for all customers in the highly dynamic wind power market.
About SSC EMEA Wind GmbH (SSC Wind)
SSC Wind is a medium-sized wind energy service provider with approximately 350 employees within the group. Its customers comprise original equipment manufacturers, utility companies, operators of offshore wind farms and construction firms. Its service portfolio ranges from technical development through installation services, electrical planning to assembly including commissioning and services of wind turbines. SSC Wind has been operating successfully across Europe for 17 years.
About ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH (ROBUR)
Founded in 2015 as a response to the changing challenges of high-quality industrial services, ROBUR is now one of the top 10 industrial service providers in Germany, with 15 partner companies and turnover of approx. EUR 150 million in 2018. Both the financing and the leadership of the group are characterised by partnership and entrepreneurialism. Our member companies benefit from the size and internationality of the group and can leverage sales, capacity utilisation and management synergies.
The almost 1,500 employees work in the wind, water, energy, industrial and process industries. As expert partners for our customers we create holistic solutions, from planning through to implementation and services, in the areas of installation, operation and maintenance, relocation and decommissioning.
For questions please consult:
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 89 54 84 39 70