LISBURN based technology company has been taken over by one of
the world's leading suppliers of power generation.
Atlanta-based GE Energy, has bought Kelman
Ltd, whose headquarters is based in Lissue Industrial Estate,
East. Kelman provides advanced monitoring and diagnostics
technologies for transformers, which GE says will enhance its
smart grid product portfolio.
Kelman's advanced DGA technology provides
critical condition monitoring for high power electrical
transformers. This technology enables Kelman to deliver state of
the art multi-gas portable and on-line DGA equipment. These
products are now being used successfully by some of the world's
largest utilities to protect their critical assets.
With its outstanding industry knowledge and
proven technology, Kelman is an excellent fit with our overall
smart grid initiative," said Bob Gilligan, Vice President of GE
Energy's transmission and distribution business.
"Adding Kelman's innovative transformer
monitoring and diagnostics capabilities will benefit our
customers and allow us to serve a broader base of users."
Peter Cunningham Director of Kelman Ltd said:
"We truly believe this is extremely positive news for all our
customers and provides us with significant opportunities to
continue to deliver first class products, services and
"Our transformer monitoring and diagnostics
technologies are an excellent fit with GE Energy's existing
Transmission and Distribution portfolio, which includes a broad
offering of smart grid technologies, ranging from geospatial
software technologies to a full range of transformer products.
"Furthermore, we are confident that GE's
worldwide presence and access to global research and development
resources will lead to many exciting new Kelman product