Austria: TÜV Rheinland Presents Comprehensive Services for Wind Energy Industry
TÜV Rheinland, the global top ten provider of technical services, will be presenting its expertise to the global wind energy industry at this year‘s EWEA trade fair from February 4-7 in Vienna, Austria.
With its international network as well as strong and long-standing presence in countries such as Japan, Korea, India, and China, TÜV Rheinland offers customers fast, flexible and solution-oriented services. Operators, owners, manufacturers, and investors can expect a comprehensive service portfolio from site assessment to periodic inspections.
Within the whole range of services along the value chain TÜV Rheinland delivers specific services for different groups of clients. Experts fulfil the necessary requirements and thereby help make possible a secure and safe performance of related onshore and offshore work. Beyond the practical technical expertise TÜV Rheinland also offers a wide range of dedicated training courses and seminars for people working in the industry.
„At TÜV Rheinland we aim to become a one-stop-shop for the wind industry. This means: a full service provider with state-of-the-art technology and refined as well as efficient processes“, says Frank Witte, Global Business Development Manager Wind Energy at TÜV Rheinland.
Last year, TÜV Rheinland has been accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) as a certification body for type and component certification of wind turbines in accordance with international standard IEC 61400-22. This authorizes the company to conduct conformity assessments of onshore and offshore turbines and their components and to issue certificates accordingly.
TÜV Rheinland offers manufacturers, operators, investors and insurance companies a comprehensive range of services for wind energy. The company supports customers worldwide through expert reports and measurements, performs risk and damage analyses as well as certifications of wind turbines and wind energy projects.
TÜV Rheinland is also recognized by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) as a certifier of offshore windfarm projects. In the field of civil engineering, the company offers sophisticated services such as site assessment and soil examinations, as well as manufacturing surveillance, and structural design verification, quality control and construction supervision, e.g. for the tower and foundation.
In addition, TÜV Rheinland performs acceptance tests and periodic inspection as well as conformity assessments in accordance with the building authorities for wind turbines. Supervising the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines and transformer platforms – known as marine warranty survey services – is a further key area of activity. On behalf of operators or insurance companies, TÜV Rheinland ensures the smooth installation of new turbines and helps considerably to minimize risks.
Press release, January 25, 2013; Image: tuv