Type Certification of Wind Turbines and Components
Based on IEC 61400 series: the IEC international standard for wind turbines
Wind Energy Challenge
The wind energy market is undergoing a rapid expansion and is expected to continue this trend over the medium term with support from the market framework, local policies and economic attractiveness.
As the wind energy industry continues to prosper, an increasing number of manufacturers are entering the field. Certification is essential to distinguish which manufacturers offer products that meet relevant standards and codes.
For manufacturers of wind turbines and components, certification by an internationally recognized certification body is a must and depending on the country, it is a mandatory requirement.
What is Type Certification?
Type certification is to confirm that the wind turbine type is designed, documented and manufactured in conformity with design assumptions, specific standards and other technical requirements.
WHICH TURBINES DO TYPE CERTIFICATION APPLY TO?
Type certification applies to a series of wind turbines of common design and manufacture
WHO DOES TYPE CERTIFICATION ADDRESS?
It is addressed to manufacturers of components (blades, gear boxes, towers, etc.) and wind turbines.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TYPE CERTIFICATION?
Manufacturers can benefit from an internationally recognized certification body. Bureau Veritas* is accredited under COFRAC, N° 5-0051, for type, prototype and component certification.
* All wind turbine type and component certifications are delivered by Bureau Veritas Certification (France).
Wind Turbine Certification: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader in conformity assessment services in the area of Quality, Health and Safety and Social Responsibility
Knowledge and expertise
Type, prototype and component certifications are performed by expert engineers with a strong technical expertise in wind.
These experts work throughout the certification process from conceptual evaluation through manufacturing process surveillance and final testing.
For each certification project, Bureau Veritas sets a project organisation with a multidisciplinary background:numerical simulations, technical expertise on components (blades, gearboxes, structure, foundations,structure, electrical components, etc.), local code compliance, risk assessment, material expertise, testing and more.
With a presence in more than 900 offices and 140 countries, Bureau Veritas is uniquely positioned to deliver conformity assessment services throughout the supply chain and on a multilocation basis.
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