Certification body, DNV GL, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, Goldwind, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the development of digital tools to support the certification of wind turbines.
Courtesy of DNV GL
The MoU highlights the common belief of the two companies that increased digitalization within the certification process is key to improving responsiveness and speed of the certification process while maintaining customer confidence in the quality and reliability of wind turbines.
The MoU was signed at China Wind Power 2018 in a ceremony that also included the issuing of the first digital certificate to Goldwind from DNV GL’s recently launched MyCertificate, available on Veracity, DNV GL’s industry data platform.
MyCertificate is the first digital certification solution for wind turbines, providing a real-time overview of all component variants used in a particular turbine type. Users can then immediately check the certification status of any custom configuration of a wind turbine type requested by their customer and generate a tailored certificate for that configuration. The self-generated certificate includes a QR code, allowing turbine customers to quickly and easily check the authenticity of the certificate
According to the MoU. DNV GL and Goldwind will work together to:
* Develop common IT tools to improve the exchange of data and documentation
* Enhance the functionality of DNV GL’s MyCertificate digital certification support app
* Research possibilities for automating common certification tasks
“Innovations such as Veracity and MyCertificate show that DNV GL is capturing the opportunities provided by digitalization with concrete business benefits, by linking it to their deep-rooted domain knowledge in the wind industry. These innovations perfectly match Goldwind’s endeavours in synergy optimization of the whole value chain via our strong digital platform,” said Wu Kai, Executive Vice President at Goldwind.