Siemens Choses GL for 6 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Certification (Germany)
GL Renewables Certification (GL) has been chosen by Siemens Wind Power for the type certification of their 6 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine.
The Type Certification will be carried out according to the International Standard IEC 61400-22, and the “Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines”, Edition 2010, GL. In general the certification confirms that a wind turbine complies with the requirements of the respective standard for the Certification of Wind Turbines regarding design, prototype measurements and exemplary manufacturing evaluation.
A type certification is a must in many places worldwide and helps wind turbine manufacturers to apply for any wind farm tenders. The prototype certification of the 6 MW turbine has recently been carried out by GL to enable testing and demonstration activities of the wind turbine. Investing to further expand its renewable energy business, Siemens Wind Power developed this large-capacity machine for use at sea.
Source: gl-group, June 15, 2011; Image: siemens