Today, the wind industry is under a massive pressure to optimize production and bring down the LCOE. Standardization is one of the keys to further drive down costs and to cement wind energy as a leading and cost-effective energy technology.
Since 2015, Siemens Wind Power, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Danish Wind industry Association have been working closely together on a common project along with their closest suppliers. The result: APQP4WIND, a new tool to ensure that manufacturers and suppliers speak the same language when it comes to quality assurance in the production phase.
The launch of APQP4Wind’s new manual represents the first step toward better quality assurance in the wind-turbine production phase. A related website and training concept are also designed to ensure consistent and transparent standards in the production of turbines.
APQP4WIND will contribute to maturing the entire sub-supplier base in the Danish wind industry through training in methods and processes that create more efficient workflows.
“The wind industry is ready to take the next step in quality assurance in production and by focusing on quality planning rather than just quality control,” said Kim Nedergaard Jacobsen, Project Manager in the Danish Wind Industry Association. “APQP4Wind will help to ensure fewer mistakes and thus lower costs.”
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