IRISNDT acquires Renewable Blade Service Canada Inc.
Edmonton, AB – IRISNDT is pleased to announce the acquisition of Renewable Blade Service Canada Inc. Based in Goderich, ON, Renewable Blade Service serves the Wind Power market, offering a wide array of blade inspection, cleaning, repair, and maintenance services to customers in the Renewable and Energy industries. This is IRISNDT’s second acquisition in the wind market following the acquisition of Texas-based Altura Wind Services in June 2021.
“Our employees and I are very excited about joining the IRISNDT family. We look forward to further building out this service line and leveraging IRISNDTs advanced NDT, rope access, and mechanical services offerings for our customers”, said Kevin Bender, owner of Renewable Blade Service. Kevin Bender will remain at the helm as Operations Director, Renewables for Renewable Blade Service, a division of IRISNDT.
IRISNDT (www.irisndt.com) is a privately-owned NDT, Inspection, and Integrity Engineering company with operations in the U.S.A., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The company serves a blue-chip customer base in the refinery, petrochemical, chemical, agricultural, and power/renewables sectors around ongoing operational activities and maintenance turnaround projects, as well as construction and expansion projects. The company is owned by IRISNDT employees and First Reserve, a leading global private equity firm focused on energy and related industrial markets, and has 22 branch locations in the U.S.A., as well as nine in Canada, seven in the United Kingdom, and five in Australia.
“We welcome Kevin and his employees to the IRISNDT family. Kevin is a strong leader and entrepreneur, with over 20 years’ experience in the wind power sector. With our footprint now established in Ontario province, we look forward to also establishing IRISNDT’s NDT and inspection services in this area”, according to Jean Gagne, Managing Director of IRISNDT Canada.
“I am positive that our new employees will have a seamless transition to IRISNDT given our shared views on safety, quality, employee training and development, and customer service. IRISNDT is in growth mode, and we are focused on strengthening our services portfolio in the Renewable and Energy markets and will continue to evaluate attractive add-on acquisition opportunities”, said Marcel Blinde, CEO of IRISNDT.