TÜV SÜD Awarded Contract for Offshore Wind Farms

Vattenfall has awarded a contract to TÜV SÜD for certification of the design and manufacturing phases as well as of transport, installation and commissioning of three offshore wind farms; Danish Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea off Denmark and Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd in the North Sea.
TÜV SÜD Awarded Contract for Offshore Wind Farms
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“These wind-farm projects demonstrate that offshore wind energy is becoming more and more competitive. We are very pleased that we will be able to contribute to this development with our optimized certification procedures”, said Alexander Heitmann, Head of Offshore Wind Energy at TÜV SÜD.

Construction of the wind farms is expected to begin in early 2019. A total of 113 wind turbines in the 8-MW class will supply a capacity of up to 950 MW; after completion, they will cover the annual electricity demands of roughly 1.3 million Danish households.

Vattenfall has merged several certification modules for all three projects into one process, from foundation design to wind turbines during manufacturing, installation and commissioning.

“At Vattenfall we are working to constantly increase the competitiveness of offshore wind. With this contract we are optimizing the certification process by implementing a risk-based certification approach. TÜV SÜD has proven itself to a reliable partner to us in the past and we look forward to a successful outcome for the current project”, said Philipp Degenhardt, Manager Certification and Interface Management at Vattenfall.

The relevant project certificates will be issued after successful completion of the respective phases of certification. Within the scope of certification, the wind-energy experts will monitor the construction of the offshore wind farm foundations, towers and wind-energy generators. Design review of the foundations will start as early as summer 2018.

“We are delighted at the prospect of extending our good collaboration with Vattenfall”, said Malte Lossin, Project Manager Offshore Certification at TÜV SÜD. “This continued collaboration is one more proof that TÜV SÜD is an internationally renowned long-term partner for certification, testing and inspection services in the field of onshore and offshore wind energy.”

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