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Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm gets DNV GL project certificate

DNV GL has officially issued the project certificate to Vattenfall for its Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Denmark.

The certification covered the turbines including their support structure plus all the cabling connecting them to the offshore substation.

Inspections were carried out over a three-year period and included surveillance of manufacturing, transportation and installation of the various components and witnessing the commissioning of the complete wind farm.

According to DNV GL, the independent certification provides reliable proof that a project has taken measures to ensure quality, stable operation and proper risk management, thereby maximizing the chances of a successful project outcome.

“With an annual capacity of 1,700 GWh per year, Horns Rev 3 is a significant contribution to our vision for fossil-free living within a generation. We are very pleased that we have now been awarded this certificate for Horns Rev 3 confirming that the wind farm is fit to perform for 25 years,” said Belén Fernández Montes, Certification Engineer at Vattenfall.

“We have had a good collaboration with DNV GL, where the evaluation included assessment on the maturity of the turbine design, its manufacturing, installation and commissioning processes as well as assessment of related documentation.”

Horns Rev 3, located 20-30 km off the west coast of Jutland, comprises 49 MHI Vestas 8.3 MW turbines. The 412 MW offshore wind farm was inaugurated in August 2019.