DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has awarded ABB Switzerland with component certification for its latest generation main-frequency converter. The PCS6000 medium-voltage wind converter has been developed specifically for use in offshore wind turbines and is available for capacities up to 12-MW.
The certificate was presented by Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body, DNV GL, to Stephan Ebner, Head of Product Management & Quality at ABB Switzerland.
The component certificate ensures the safety and quality of ABB’s converter by acknowledging that it’s in full compliance with offshore wind-turbine guidelines. The PCS6000 certification offers ABB customers product quality assurance and confidence that ABB is a credible supplier.
This certification process of new wind turbines for manufacturers will also now be faster and more efficient because they are only required to provide documentation related to the integration of the converter in the wind turbine.
Stephan Ebner, Head of Product Management & Quality at ABB Switzerland, commented: “We are very pleased that we have chosen DNV GL as our certification body for this project. In today’s market, approved and certified products are key to economic success and with its strong technical expertise DNV GL has proven to be a trusted and reliable partner. The certification underlines the quality of PCS6000, its production process and documentation, providing our customers with confidence that our component is meeting worldwide technical requirements and standards. Thanks to this certification, the development of new wind turbines will be faster and easier for our customers.”
Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL, added: “It’s been a privilege to work with ABB on this assignment to provide the component certification for its main frequency converter. Winning this certification contract proves that DNV GL is a leading certification partner for global wind turbine component suppliers. We look forward to working with the ABB team on further certifications in the future.”
Filed Under: Generators, Offshore wind