DNV GL Certifies Ingeteam’s New Wind Frequency Converter

DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000.

DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000 meets all globally applicable requirements for wind turbines for on- and offshore use.

Ingeteam said its newest wind frequency converter is the first electrical component certified according to DNV GL’s new Certification Scheme for type and component certification of wind turbines, the DNVGL-SE-0441. This service specification identifies DNV GL’s services for type and component certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines.

Furthermore, the wind frequency converter has been certified according to all DNV GL and IEC criteria, the company emphasised.

The certificate was presented by DNV GL representatives Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body, and Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Head of Section Electrical System at DNV GL – Energy to Ingeteam’s Alberto Barcia González, R&D General Services Manager, Wind Business Unit.

In December 2015, Ingeteam obtained DNV GL certification for its DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind frequency converter.

Ana Goyen, Deputy Director, Wind Business Unit at Ingeteam, said: “Following the previous certification of our INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 converter with DNV GL last year, we are very happy of continue this excellent relationship with the certification body. Being one of the first companies in the wind power conversion business to have a Medium Voltage product DNV GL certified demonstrates the level of innovation and quality at Ingeteam.”