TÜV Rheinland has handed over a type certificate to the Italian wind turbine manufacturer Leitwind. The certification was done on a 1,5 MW-upwind turbine model LTW86 which is to be sold on international markets. Amongst others the manufacturer in particular eyes at the Indian market where a considerable number of Leitwind turbines were installed since 2008.
The GL2010 Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines was applied as certification standard. “With strong efforts the certification process was successfully concluded in due time and we are more than satisfied that Leitwind values our strengths by combining our central European certification hub with our local presence in India”, says Frank Witte, Global Business Development Manager Wind Energy at TÜV Rheinland. “As a result it is much easier for customers to achieve the required Indian product approval by the Indian authorities”, says the expert.
TÜV Rheinland offers a comprehensive range of services for manufacturers, operators, investors and insurance companies in the wind energy industry. TÜV Rheinland supports their customers throughout the world with expert reports and condition monitoring, the performance of risk and damage analyses, as well as with the certification of wind turbines and wind energy projects. TÜV Rheinland has been accredited as a certification organization by the German Accreditation Body (Deutschen Akkreditierungsstelle – DAkkS) for the type and component certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines in accordance with national and international standards.
LEITWIND has installed 316 wind turbines all over the world with a total rated power of 435 MW. Last year the average technical availability of LEITWIND wind turbines was 98.8%, thanks to permanent magnet direct drive generator technology. LEITWIND is always focused on the challenges ahead by entering new markets, whether new countries or more efficient turbines with larger rotor diameters or nominal power, while remaining focused on customers’ needs at all times.