Ingeteam, a supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s certification for its Ingecon Wind stator-equipped 2-MW DFIG converter. With this latest achievement, Ingeteam completes the range of its products covered under DNV GL certification, such as the medium voltage full power converters and the statorless DFIG converters; and demonstrates its ability to consistently meet DNV GL’s quality and safety requirements across multiple drive-train topologies.
Ingeteam’s low voltage DFIG power converters have been developed with a modular FRT solution to optimize cost-effectiveness and fulfill the strictest international grid codes. It is a mature technology used by many of the main turbine manufacturers, offering key advantages with regards to costs and sizes savings.
The DNV GL Component Certificate confirms that Ingeteam’s converter is designed, documented and manufactured in accordance to design assumptions, specific standards and technical requirements globally. It also makes the process of new turbine development easier, speeding up the integration of components to wind turbine platforms.
“To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology,” explained Ion Etxarri Sangüesa, R&D quality team leader of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “Our DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. Those converters present a very grid-friendly behaviour, including FRT, SCR and SSR, which explains why they are used all over the world, and, in particular, why they do very well in emerging markets such as India or Brazil. Our 2-MW DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE”, continued Etxarri Sangüesa.
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Ingeteam and support the company in their efforts to demonstrate the quality standards of their products. This new certification is another step forward in the excellent working relationship we have developed with Ingeteam over the years. The certificate emphasizes the quality requirements of Ingeteam in safety and reliability of their products”, said Kim Mørk, executive vice president of renewables certification at DNV GL.
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