Deutsche WindGuard gains body type A inspection status


Deutsche WindGuard has repositioned its wind energy turbine service area, which will now operate independently as Deutsche WindGuard Inspection GmbH.

The German Accreditation Body DAkkS awarded Deutsche WindGuard in early June.
The company was accredited back in 2010, and since then it has constantly expanded its range of services. Today, the company inspects about 800 turbines on sea and land in each year.

For 20 years, Deutsche Windguard has inspected offshore and onshore wind turbines. (Courtesy: Deutsche WindGuard)

“This new classification as a type A inspection body is the logical consequence of our many years of experience and service quality,” said Jan Wallasch, managing director of Deutsche WindGuard Inspection. “This accreditation, in accordance with an internationally valid standard, certifies us and guarantees our customers maximum independence and highest quality standards,” Wallasch said.

The certification comprises inspection of wind turbines and their components, including commissioning inspections, recurring inspections, lifetime extension inspections, endoscopic inspections of gearboxes, bearings and generators, and hoist platform inspections.

“For all these tasks, we are optimally positioned with our almost 20 qualified experts,” Wallasch said. “Most of them have been contributing their expertise to the success of our inspection body for many years.”