28 November 2012 — Energy consulting and testing and certification company DNV KEMA will invest about 70 million euro in the expansion of its high power laboratory in the Netherlands. The laboratory will be the first in the world in the extreme testing segment for the upcoming market for super grids – bulk energy transport at 800 kilovolts+ levels. Chief executive officer David Walker said it was evident the global demand for electricity would  rapidly increase over the next decades. “According to independent studies, this growth will translate into a strong increase in investments in the global electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure,” he said.