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AFRY acquires Carelin

AFRY acquires Carelin
With the acquisition of Carelin Oy, AFRY enhances its position in the renewable energy sector. 

Sweden-headed engineering and consultancy major AFRY has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Carelin Oy, a Finnish market leading provider for project management, energy, and asset care as well as site care services in the renewable energy market.

According to a statement, the acquisition the value of which has not been disclosed, will complement AFRY’s offering in the renewables sector and enable full lifecycle services from project development to Owner’s Engineering as well as Operations and Maintenance services.

It is a continuation of building up AFRY’s wind and solar power capabilities through strategic acquisitions in Europe over the past couple of years.

Decarbonization is a key business driver, and strengthening our position in clean energy is one of the core elements of our business strategy. With Carelin, we bring width and depth to AFRY’s services to the Finnish renewable sector, allowing us to offer full lifecycle services to clients in the renewable sector, said Linda Pålsson, EVP and Head of Division Energy at AFRY.

Finnish wind and solar power expert

Established in 2017 with offices in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Tampere, and Ylivieska in Finland, the company employs approximately 40 people and reported net sales of SEK 60 million (≈ EUR 5.34 million) in 2023.

Carelin operates in wind power, solar power, and energy storage markets. The company is a market leader in the strong Finnish wind power market and is well-positioned to benefit from the growing demand in the solar and energy storage markets through a strong market presence.

The company has been involved in nearly half of all wind power investment projects in Finland since 2017 with project care services.

This includes project management, site supervision, technical inspections, and construction preparation advisory services.

In addition to project care services, Carelin provides energy and asset care services which include asset lifecycle management during the asset’s operation phase, as well as site care services, including mandatory and voluntary inspection and audit services across the asset lifecycle.

The Carelin team has supported customers in Finland’s most significant renewable energy investment projects, as well as built comprehensive expert services for the needs of the wind power production phase. In the future, together with AFRY, we will be able to offer our customers wider service packages in all areas of renewable energy. AFRY’s understanding of our customer base, appreciation of the Carelin story and personnel, as well as our shared vision of the growth potential of renewable energy expert services provide an excellent starting point as part of AFRY, said Ville Alatalo, CEO at Carelin.

Carelin will be consolidated into AFRY in March 2024.

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