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Wind power plant risk mitigation at an effective stage with DNV GL’s latest project certification approach

DNV GL has published the world’s latest project certification scheme for wind power plants. The updated holistic approach considers project learnings and latest standardization developments to provide a more practical application to mitigate risks at effective certification stages.
New guidance on mitigating wind farm project risks

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and accredited certification body, has published the latest and holistic project certification approach for wind power plants, the DNVGL-SE-0190 Project certification of wind power plants. The scheme is designed to utilize the different certification phases to mitigate risks in the benefit of a reliable development, construction and operation of wind power plants throughout the project lifecycle.

The updated DNVGL-SE-0190 scheme allows to apply a more practical approach due to flexible split into phases and assets related certifications, and to add optional service elements based on individual needs and preferences. All in one document, providing stakeholders the opportunity to add optional service elements based on individual needs and changes during project execution. 

Working closely with the industry the following main topics have been addressed by the update:

  • Improved guidance for developers, owners, operators and contractors during the whole lifecycle of the wind power plant
  • Concept certification phase covers qualification of innovative design and implementation of risk-based approach
  • Newly added Basic Design certification phase enables preliminary design approvals
  • Site-specific design assessments of wind turbines has been amended providing more options and extended lifetime
  • Offshore substation sections aligned with upcoming DNVGL-ST-0145:2020
  • Certification of modifications, repair and condition-based evaluation of operating farms newly added
  • Electrical energy storage systems certification newly added
  • Wind farm control certification newly added
  • Guidance for CVA services for US federal waters newly added
  • HSE section updated to cover training systems
  • Remote inspection added.

Fabio Pollicino, Director for Project Certification at DNV GL Renewables Certification commented: “The rapidly developing offshore wind power market needs a more practical approach and a project certification scheme, which can become an integral part of any developer. Our project learnings and stakeholders’ requests inspired us for this update providing risk mitigations at effective stage utilising relevant certification activities and our independent expertise.”

Since issuing its first wind certification standard in 1986, DNV GL continuously worked together with the industry to develop up to date certification schemes and standards tailored to the demands of the advancing renewables market. 

The updated risk mitigation approach is available for free as download here: DNVGL-SE-0190 Project certification of wind power plants.


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