DNV publishes first certification guidance for energy islands and offshore wind farms

Independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has published in Poland an important update of its comprehensive service specification for project certification, DNV-SE-0190, the world’s first document which addresses the certification of energy islands and offshore wind farms.
DNV publishes first certification guidance for energy islands and offshore wind farms
Offshore wind farm, Denmark. Courtesy of NREL.

Poland is planning impressively rapid growth in offshore wind and has recently published the Polish Maritime Safety Act which defines country specific requirements for certification. The new Appendix in DNV’s service specification is addressing those requirements and combines it with the common international practice to certify offshore wind power plants in Poland.

“There was a strong need from the industry to include both topics in our service specification which will support our customers to meet growth targets for offshore wind in a safe and reliable way” said Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV. “Certification to international standards is one of the most accepted risk management tools worldwide. In times of ambitious renewables targets and cost reduction, scaling and faster implementation needs, the independent evaluation is of high importance to prove the state-of-the-art level of safety, quality and reliability for offshore wind assets.” 

Energy islands, giant new offshore renewable energy conversion and transmission plants, are currently at the idea stage and under development. To bring confidence to all stakeholders involved in this emerging concept, DNV has described the certification process providing guidance and transparency to the market.

DNV will be present at WindEurope in Copenhagen from 25-27 April at stand C21 in Hall C1 to discuss certification requirements for offshore wind farms worldwide and the latest updates for energy islands and wind farms in Poland.

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