Bureau Veritas Certification to Type Certify Acciona wind turbine

30/12/14

Bureau Veritas Certification, part of the group Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has announced it has been awarded a contract to provide a Type Certificate for Acciona’s AW125/3000 wind turbine.

Coinciding with the extension of Bureau Veritas Certification’s current COFRAC accreditation to undertake Type Certification of wind turbines and components to include the GL Guidelines, Acciona awarded Bureau Veritas Certification to provide the Type Certification of the AW 125/3000 IEC III a wind turbine according to GL guideline 2003/2004.

“We are very pleased to be working with a global turbine manufacturer of Acciona’s standing in providing the Type Certification for this wind turbine. It is the culmination of over a year’s discussion and hard work of our wind certification team and our Spanish Bureau Veritas team. Certification partners in wind have to be trusted and obviously demonstrate the necessary technical rigour and expertise.” Stated John MacAskill, Head of Renewables. “In winning this certification contract, Bureau Veritas Certification again demonstrates that it is a trusted certification partner for wind turbine and component manufacturers. We look forward to working with the Acciona team on this assignment and on further type and component certification services.”

Bureau Veritas Certification is accredited for Type Certification against IEC 61400 and GL guidelines. In addition, Bureau Veritas Certification is also accredited by COFRAC and recognized by BSH for Project Certification of offshore wind farms. Its highly experienced engineers provide a broad expertise of international standards and regulations combined with very detailed and wide-ranging technical know-how.

ACCIONA Windpower designs and manufactures wind turbines with a capacity of 1.5 and 3 MW. It has supplied – or has contracts for - wind turbines totaling almost 6 GW in more than 100 wind farms in 18 countries. It is a subsidiary of ACCIONA Energía, a world leader.

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