Chinese wind turbine maker Ming Yang grants TÜV Rheinland contract for certification. The project involves the type certification of a 2.0 megawatt wind turbine, which will be marketed particularly in India, but also worldwide. The turbine has a rotor diameter of 118m and will be available with two different hub heights, 85m and 90m. The project is being completed as part of a partnership launched in 2013 between TÜV Rheinland and the leading Chinese certifier, China General Certification Center (CGC).
This certification contract for a global top-ten manufacturer marks another milestone for TÜV Rheinland in the expansion of its certification activities. “The confidence placed in us by one of the leading manufacturers here demonstrates that we have significantly expanded our expertise and capabilities since we entered the wind turbine certification market in 2012 as the global certifier in the wind power sector,” says Frank Witte, Global Business Development Manager Wind Energy at TÜV Rheinland. “We have been able to substantially fortify our global team in recent years with the addition of experienced engineers from the sector,” explains Witte. “We have established ourselves as the local contact for the wind power industry, and our local presence facilitates cost-optimized and process-optimized project completion.” In Witte’s expert opinion, this offers significant added value from the customer’s perspective.
Ming Yang is a major Chinese wind turbine maker specialized in the design, manufacture, sale and maintenance of wind turbines in the megawatt category. The company works together with Aerodyne Energiesysteme, a leading global designer of wind turbines. In terms of its installed capacity, in 2013 Ming Yang was ranked among the ten largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world and is the largest non-governmental wind turbine manufacturer in China. Ming Yang has research and development offices in Asia, Europe and North America and is pursuing the goal of massively growing its business both in China and in overseas markets.
China General Certification Center (CGC) is one of the most authoritative certification body in renewable energy in China, organized by the Institute of Metrology (NIM) with the authorization of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) in 2003. CGC is a third-party certification body committed to standards development and certification in area of wind, solar and other renewables as well as energy efficiency. CGC has established a certification service covering the entire industry chain for wind energy, including standards development, certification, testing, industry study & consulting, wind farm services, training. The National Energy Laboratory of Wind and Solar simulation, testing and certification is operated by CGC. The domestic Chinese market share of products with CGC certificates is over 70%.
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