DNV GL has recently completed the Design Evaluation for a 2.5-MW wind turbine designed by Goldwind. At the 8th China International Wind Energy Exhibition, DNV GL handed over a Conformity Statement to Goldwind, one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in China. It confirms that the turbine meets the requirements according to the standard IEC 61400-22 and IEC 61400-1 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
“I congratulate Goldwind on successfully gaining the design verification over a period of only ten months,” said Daniel Hein, Country Manager China for Renewables Certification at DNV GL. “This is a testament that the design of Goldwind complies with high safety and quality standards. The short certification process ensures that Goldwind’s turbine can be introduced faster to the wind energy market as certification to harmonised requirements is an active support of export.“ Certification of wind turbines is state-of-the art and a must in most places around the world as it creates confidence in the industry among manufacturers, developers, owners, finance and insurance companies, and regulatory authorities.
Since 2012, DNV GL has a local team of Chinese speaking energy experts: engineers, project managers and business leaders based in Beijing and Shanghai bringing its global expertise closer to the Chinese manufacturers in the wind energy industry. “We’re very impressed by DNV GL’s technical strength and unique service capabilities. Its engineers have additionally offered us strong technical support that is easily accessible and tailored to our needs so that we could carry out the project in a time and cost efficient way,” said Mr. WU Kai, Vice President from Goldwind.
Support of Chinese Manufacturers
Despite the slowdown of growth in the global wind energy market, several Chinese wind turbine manufacturers continue innovating products and expanding business in overseas markets, backed by strong sales in the domestic Chinese market. “DNV GL’s certification service assists Chinese customers in getting faster access to these markets and winning trust from their customers. We offer support and services without barriers of communication, culture and time zone, as the successful joint project between DNV GL and Goldwind has proven,” Mr. Hein added.
In China, DNV GL has offered certification services to more than 100 Chinese wind turbine and components manufacturers, paving the way for their business expansion into the overseas markets. For more than thirty years the certification of wind turbines has been growing in importance as an indication of functional and structural reliability of wind turbines. DNV GL has developed the world’s first comprehensive certification procedure for Type Certification and Project Certification.