To comply with the highest quality and safety standards, Acciona Windpower has chosen DNV GL to upgrade certification of its 3 MW wind turbine model AW116/3000 from DNV GL’s “Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines” edition 2003 to edition 2010 (GL2010). This guideline is based on the latest knowledge about turbine design requirements. The award of a DNV GL type certificate under the GL2010 guideline demonstrates Acciona’s constant commitment to high quality products.
“Certified technologies according to our GL2010 guideline will provide a competitive advantage to Acciona and will strengthen its position in projects where high technical standards are required,” Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV GL explains. The Type Certificate confirms that the wind turbine complies with latest requirements regarding design assessment, implementation of the design requirements in production and erection, evaluation of quality management and prototype testing.
”Having this updated certification to the latest version of DNV GL’s guideline demonstrates Acciona Windpower’s commitment to be at the forefront of product design and certification which is valued by our customers in the marketplace,” says Scott Baron, Global Product Line Director of Acciona Windpower.
To date, Acciona Windpower has received firm orders to supply over 2,000 MW of AW3000 wind turbines to wind farms in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Poland, Chile and South Africa. The 3 MW wind turbines have four rotor diameter configurations – 100, 116,125, and 132 meters – with tower height ranges from 84 to 137.5 meters.