Offshore, Project Development, Wind Power

GL Certifies 3.6-MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Shanghai Electric Wind-power Equipment Co. Ltd. (SEWIND) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have signed a contract for type certification of a 3.6 MW offshore wind turbine. GL’s services under the contract include Development Accompanying Assessment (DAA) and Design Assessment.

SEWIND’s turbine will be certified according to the “GL Guideline for Certification of Offshore WindTurbines”.

“The export chances of certified wind turbines are much higher than those without,” said Mike Woebbeking, deputy head of renewables certification at GL.

Type certification comprises design assessment, implementation of the design requirements in production and erection, evaluation of quality management and prototype testing.