Ensure that your wind energy systems meet international certification standards
Due to an increase in manufacturers competing in the global wind sector, rigorous quality standards have to be implemented throughout the global supply chain to ensure that turbines can function in locations with high winds and extreme climatic conditions. To export wind turbines and components internationally, manufacturers, investors and operators must understand the different certification processes and the types of certifications available.
We are accredited as a Wind Energy Certification Body for onshore and offshore wind turbines, components and projects in accordance with all relevant international standards as well as hold approvals for country-specific standards.
Wind turbine type certification (onshore / offshore)
TÜV SÜD performs design basis evaluation, design evaluation, type testing, manufacturing evaluation, final evaluation, foundation design evaluation, foundation manufacturing evaluation and type characteristics measurements.
To carry out component certification, we offer design basis evaluation, design evaluation, type testing, manufacturing evaluation and final evaluation services.
Wind turbine technical risk assessment
Our experts apply our advanced TÜV SÜD risk assessment procedure for the technical risk assessment of the overall wind turbine system or its subsystems / components.
This includes risk analysis (hazard identification, risk identification, estimation of potential consequences), risk treatment (identification of measures, assessment of measures) and evaluation of risk reduction (evaluation of measures, evaluation of residual risks).
TÜV SÜD identifies cause of failure and performs process analysis.
We also offer identification and assessment of failure effects, witnessing and support of tests and measurements, as well as fracture-mechanics assessment of existing defects in components and assessment of the remaining service life.
Our experts provide support in developing technical solutions, evaluation of measures and solutions, assessment of technical and organisational measures in the continued operation of damaged components, endoscopy and non-destructive testing (NDT) on site or in our testing laboratories.
We help you present complex technological connections and cause of failure to a non-technical audience.
We provide the compliance plan, validation of risk assessment, verification of CE conformity of subsystems and components, evaluation of relevant tests and measurements (EMC / LVD), as well as manufacturing site inspection.
UL / CSA certification
TÜV SÜD offers design evaluation, compliance plan, component evaluation according to UL / CSA or SPE-1000 standards and field labelling.
DIBt type approval
We provide type approval according to the German national regulation (DIBt-guideline) for tower and foundation.
Wind turbine test site
From our test site in Scotland, United Kingdom, we can undertake a range of certification testing on small to medium wind turbines including testing to support the UK MCS, and SWCC Certifications (North America).
Benefit from an expert partnership - with our deep technical understanding of wind turbine systems and components.
Strengthen your asset value - by partnering with a globally respected third-party service provider.
Gain certainty - by ensuring conformity to the latest international and national standards and directives.
Access up-to-date knowledge - through our cooperation with universities and research facilities.