DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has awarded Siemens Wind Power with offshore prototype certification for its new 7MW offshore wind turbine SWT-7.0-154, which will now undergo field testing in Osterild, Denmark.
The prototype certificate confirms the compliance of the wind turbine design with the mandatory prototype requirements of the IEC 61400-22 standard and the Danish Executive Order (DEO). Being granted Prototype Certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine and allows installation of the prototype, to demonstrate how it performs. The prototype certification is a major step towards reaching the final Type Certification.
DNV GL has also been contracted to carry out the Type Certification of the SWT-7.0-154 offshore turbine and is currently involved in the design evaluation process.
“Such a demanding project requires not only the best in wind energy expertise, but also state-of-the-art project management in order to deliver this project in a timely manner,” said Steffen Haupt, global head of business development and sales for renewables certification at DNV GL. “Having supported Siemens with type certification of the SWP-6.0-154 last year, and to now see it grow to become the even bigger D7 turbine, DNV GL has been able to guarantee continuity for the certification process not only to Siemens as our customer, but also to their customers and partners.”
— Source: DNV GL