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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in consultation with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has prepared a draft certification scheme incorporating guidelines for wind turbines.
Vattenfall Vindkraft AB has issued a contract notice for the provision of statutory inspections and recertification of the company’s onshore and offshore wind assets across Europe.
A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables and Caisse des Dépôts has awarded ABS Group with a contract to provide design verification services for the Les Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.
Ørsted has awarded DNV GL Danmark A/S with a contract to provide project certification services and evaluate whether the assessment of the site conditions at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind zone has been carried out and documented adequately.
Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO has invited certifying authorities to submit their bids for the certification for the execution phase of the Alpha and the Beta offshore substation projects in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone, and the pre-contract award phase of the Hollandse Kust (noord) project.
Vattenfall has invited tenders for the provision of offshore project certification services for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and its nearshore wind projects Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd.
DONG Energy has issued a call for tenders looking for certification bodies for the assessment of the site conditions at its Borssele 1 & 2 sites. The contracted party will evaluate whether a site conditions assessment has been carried out and documented adequately.
DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan.
Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) informed that it has been working with the Taiwan Electric Research and Testing Center (TERTEC), Taiwan Electronics Testing Center (ETC), Metal Industries Research and Development Center and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (MIRDC) to establish certification platforms for several energy technologies, including offshore wind. The BSMI and the Metal Industries Research […]
The UK-based ABS Group Ltd. has received a contract to provide project certification services to DONG Energy for the planned 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany. ABS Group’s certification scope will cover project quality management and document review, as well as manufacturing inspection of the offshore substations, which includes the topsides and foundations. […]
Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd, the UK-based subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik AG, passed the certification audit performed by DNV GL in June. The auditors examined quality, industrial safety and environmental management at company headquarters in Edinburgh and two complete wind farms. The certificates attest that Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd fulfills all the quality, health, safety and environmental protection (QHSE) […]
The testing of the drivetrain for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine (AD 8-180) has begun at IWES Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) in Bremerhaven (Germany). The drivetrain is undergoing a test campaign that will last until the end of the year, as part of the validation process, which will cover mechanical and electrical tests on the integral chain […]
South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) is hosting meetings on Jeju Island this week, in an effort to obtain international certification for the country’s renewable energy technology from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). On Thursday and Friday, IEC will hold a meeting on wind power technology, including floating offshore wind turbines designed by Korean companies. […]
DNV GL has awarded Siemens with final type certification for its new 7MW offshore wind turbine, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. According to DNV GL, it was crucial for Siemens Wind Power that the newly developed SWT-7.0-154 is IEC Type Certified and reached the market on time, as demand for offshore turbines to […]
GloMar Shipmanagement B.V. and GloMar Diving B.V. have been certified by Rina Services S.p.A. for their Quality & Safety Management systems (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007). For a full week, Rina Services successfully audited both divisions on their quality management tools and procedures, as well as the implementation and safety awareness among all […]
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has invited tenders for certification of site studies at the Hollandse Kust wind farm zones. An agreement will be signed with a tenderer who is able to carry out the certification of various site studies that will be performed at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse Kust Zuid (South Holland Coast) and […]
DNV GL has published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry, DNV GL said. “By addressing a complete set of requirement for materials, strength, safety and functionality as […]
Bluestream Offshore has been awarded the Dutch Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance Certificate by TÜV Netherlands, the company announced via social media. “The development of numerous, mainly offshore, wind projects which are often planned on relatively near shore locations, see project developers facing uncharted territory with a high possibility of Unexploded Ordnance,” Bluestream says on its website. […]
DONG Energy has received the internationally recognised ISO 55001:2014 certification for its operation, maintenance and integrity management of offshore wind power assets. The company ‘Bureau Veritas’, an internationally recognised organisation, was responsible for conducting the certification. DONG Energy has standardised all its asset management processes, routines and procedures for operating and maintaining its offshore wind […]
Albwardy Marine Engineering/Damen Shipyards Sharjah has been certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance for aligning its safety and environment management system with internationally recognized standards. (ISO 14001:2004 AND OHSAS 18001:2007) A Lloyd’s audit team extensively audited the yards management system, implementation and awareness among its employees and other people working at the yards locations in […]
Wind energy consultancy Oldbaum Services has added floating LiDAR certification services to its portfolio. The first two certification buoys being tested by the wind energy consultancy were deployed on March 8, 2015 offshore in the UK. The certification process involves full system checks, power communications and wind data acquisition to assess suitability for remote deployment for […]
The Alstom’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine installed on the Carnet site in France has secured its final certification from the certification body DNV-GL. “This is a prerequisite for commercial operation,” Alstom said in a press release. The Haliade will be produced in the Saint-Nazaire plant inaugurated on 2 December 2014, with secured orders for […]
Earlier this month, DNV GL hosted a three-day customer seminar on wind farm certification in Paris for the first time after the merger. France staged the premiere of this new seminar due to the French Government’s commitment to offshore wind and the recent public commitment to IEC standards. The seminar attracted participants from across the […]
Bureau Veritas Certification, part of the group Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has announced it has successfully been accredited to undertake Project Certification of offshore wind projects against the international standards IEC 61400. This most recent accreditation is part of Bureau Veritas’ on-going strategy to offer the wind industry a […]
CLS Offshore are continuing their recent pattern of success and growth through gaining the highly regarded CE Marking Certification. Currently, the construction industry is facing one of the most significant changes faced for a decade, as CE Marking of construction products becomes mandatory in all Member States throughout the European Union and the European Economic […]
Natural Power’s Irish headquarters has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, just fourteen months after the company opened their Dublin office. This latest accreditation has been awarded to both the company’s Construction & Geotechnical and Ecology & Hydrology departments by BM TRADA. The geographical extension of ISO 9001:2008 certification will cover the following services in Ireland: […]