Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces the acquisition of IDEC Group Limited, a high voltage power engineering business. IDEC Group Limited provides a full electrical substation design, construction and commissioning service up to 275kV; this includes the provision of digital systems engineering solutions based around grid protection, control, supervision and data acquisition to the energy networks, renewable energy and energy storage markets.

The acquisition is in line with a key part of the Keltbray Group’s strategy to develop its infrastructure services offering. The addition of IDEC’s capabilities accelerates the group’s growth plans in power network enhancement, renewable energy generation, energy storage and transport decarbonisation. IDEC’s services, particularly in the regulated electricity market, are a strong fit with Keltbray’s existing energy business.

IDEC employs 138 employees and many of its clients are existing clients of the Keltbray Group.

Commenting on the acquisition, Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray, said: “The acquisition of IDEC is a further demonstration of the strategic focus of the Keltbray Group to develop its services in critical infrastructure markets. We look forward to welcoming our new IDEC colleagues to Keltbray as they join us to become part of a broader power engineering offering, and introduce a high quality control and systems integration capability in the water and industrial sectors.”

Phill Price, Managing Director of Infrastructure at Keltbray, commented: “Our strategy to provide existing and new customers with a more integrated energy services platform has today taken a major step forwards. The acquisition of IDEC provides a significant enhancement to our power network, renewable energy, energy storage, water, industrial and transport decarbonisation capability.”

Mike Snee, Managing Director of Keltbray’s Energy Services, said: “IDEC is an experienced and professional power services provider with a strong reputation in substation design, construction and installation phases in the energy generation storage and utilities markets, as well as process control and systems integration capability in the water and industrial sectors.

“We are therefore excited by the prospect of bringing these additional engineering strengths and value to Keltbray’s Energy customer offering and our plan for strategic growth in the utilities and power sector.”



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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and construction services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain.

Keltbray provides certainty of outcome for prestigious public and private sector clients often in highly regulated markets like rail and energy, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Our professionally accredited teams of engineering and construction professionals take pride in delivering safely and sustainably to enhance, upgrade and decarbonise our clients’ capital assets.

About IDEC Group Limited

Idec has its origins in 1977 out of the partnership that existed between the directors and the joint shareholders. This new company, located in Teesside, the heartland of Chemical and Steel manufacturing specialised in Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering Design and Project Management. Idec Technical Services was established in 2002, with Idec Group being established in 2019. The company has greatly expanded in experience and activity and has served a broad spectrum of industry both throughout the UK market and overseas.