SGS is currently actively involved in project certification of several new offshore wind farm projects in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and France. SGS is the leading certification and inspection company for onshore and offshore wind energy life cycle services.
Certification of onshore and offshore wind farms, and wind turbine projects in general, continues to grow as a Global Service Line for SGS.
Consequently, the SGS Wind Energy Centre of Excellence located in Hamburg, Germany and the SGS Global Wind Energy Network are currently significantly expanding their staff with new technical wind energy experts and inspectors. The contracts now signed cover Project Certification for the following Offshore Wind Farm Projects:
Borkum West II – 80 x 5 MW (=400 MW), Germany MEG I – 80 x 5 MW (=400 MW), Germany Belwind Offshore Wind Farm, Bligh Bank 110 x 3 MW (= 330 MW), Belgium Gode Wind II – 80 x 5 MW (=400 MW), Germany Furthermore, SGS is also partly involved in some of the Project Certification phases for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm in the UK and as well for other offshore wind farm projects in UK, Germany and France.
In addition, SGS is currently involved in both onshore and offshore wind farm projects offering an integrated asset integrity conditioning monitoring inspection service package, Mechanical Integrity Management System (MIMS) for wind turbines and wind farms in operation. This service package includes, for example, risk-based inspection condition monitoring for wind turbine blades and wind turbine gear boxes.
“SGS’s extensive international network of wind energy competences and wind turbine expert inspectors are also providing inspection and certification services during the manufacturing, commissioning and in-service phases, and we believe this is one of the main reasons why SGS has been selected as the certification company for these offshore wind farm projects.” announced Jan Behrendt Ibsø, Global Director, Renewable Energy.
For more information about SGS Wind Energy Services, visit www.sgs.com/wind or contact our Wind Energy Competence Center.
Dr. Jan Behrendt Ibsø
Global Director, Renewable Energy
SGS Group Management
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Global Technical Manager
SGS Wind Energy
t: +49 (0) 40 30 101 565
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