TÜV SÜD certifies DF82-1500 Dongfang wind turbine
TÜV SÜD completed type certification for the DF82-1500 wind turbine made by Chinese Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment (Hangzhou) Company. This type certificate is a precondition for export to overseas markets and is one of the first certificates issued to a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer. Type certification is a procedure, recognised at the international level, for establishing that complex technical systems such as wind turbines comply with international standards. Dr Martin Webhofer, Head of the Certification Body for Wind Turbines at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, said, “Type certification covers review of the design, prototype testing and manufacturing inspections.” Based on these comprehensive tests, the type certificate has high informative value and is recognised as a proof and seal of quality by investors, operators and
insurance companies throughout the world.
Zhu Yuanchao, Vice President of Dongfang Electric Corporation, said, “I am very pleased about the successful type certification carried out by TÜV SÜD.”
The certificate is a precondition for exporting this type of wind turbine to other countries. DECNEE’s key target markets include India as well as emerging countries in South-East Asia and the Middle East. The TÜV SÜD experts completed the entire type certification of the DF82-1500 turbine in a very short period. “Fast communication and efficient project management by both TÜV SÜD and DENEE were the keys to the rapid completion of this project,” said Dr Alexander Kupzok, Project Manager at TÜV SÜD.