OCU Group acquires Integrum Power Engineering Limited
OCU Group Limited (OCU) has acquired Integrum Power Engineering Limited (Integrum), an electrical engineering design, install, commissioning and maintenance contractor that specialises in High Voltage (HV) power transmission and distribution engineering to deliver renewable energy and decarbonisation infrastructure. This includes specialist services in traction power distribution and inter-substation protection across the UK’s rail network.
Stockport-based Integrum is the Group’s seventh acquisition in the last 15 months and will sit within the OCU Energy Services division. Integrum is accredited by the National Electricity Registration Scheme and acts as an Independent Connection Provider (ICP), operating across sectors and industries where HV power transmission and distribution engineering services are required, including renewables, utilities, oil & gas, mass transit and private networks.
The business will now support OCU as it expands its capabilities in the non-regulated energy market and rail sector to support the delivery of the electrification programme to enhance the mainline network, whilst also focusing on infrastructure opportunities that will aid the UK’s transition to net-zero.
Michael Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of OCU Group, said: “Acquiring Integrum is a great move for OCU Group, especially as the UK increases its infrastructure spend in the renewable space. As we build our portfolio within this space, we’re supporting the UK’s goal of hitting net zero by 2050 and in turn, providing a greener solution for our clients.”
Alex Geary, Managing Director of Integrum Power Engineering, said: “We’ve worked closely with OCU throughout this process, and we’re delighted to be joining forces with a business that mirrors our own values and proposition. It’s an exciting time as we support the UK’s energy transition and I can’t wait to see what opportunities we have on the horizon together that will not only appeal to a wider client base, but also help our wider environmental goals.”
Vince Bowler, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of OCU Energy Services, said: “This latest acquisition of Integrum brings a wealth of expertise to OCU that will help boost our energy services proposition. From feasibility studies and design through to commissioning and reactive maintenance, we look forward to now being able to offer our clients an end-to-end solution for high voltage power transmission and distribution projects.”
The deal with Integrum follows the recent acquisitions of water-based expert and innovator Northavon, and Modus, a London-based multi-utility specialist within the last couple of months.
OCU is an innovative service provider in the Utilities Industry, operating on a national scale. The Group delivers a wide range of client-focused business solutions throughout the UK and Ireland, working with a large blue-chip client base in all utility areas including Power, Energy, Telecoms, Water, Rail and Directional Drilling.
On the 4th of August 2022, OCU was acquired by Triton Partners, one of Europe’s leading investment firms. Triton was founded in 1997, with a belief in engaging with boards, managers, and employees to build better businesses, primarily in Northern Europe. The company focuses on developing medium-sized companies with the potential to create sustainable, long-term value. Triton operates from 12 offices across the world with their current portfolio of companies having combined annual revenues of over €18bn.
Integrum’s highly skilled team design high quality, cost effective, safe, and sustainable solutions for power distribution installations to meet clients’ needs to the latest technical standards. They undertake electrical and mechanical installation and maintenance of high voltage power distribution equipment and infrastructure including cables, switchgear, transformers, and substations. They perform testing & commissioning of high voltage power distribution equipment and associated protection and SCADA schemes to the latest IEC, BS EN, and IEEE standards.