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Market Access Services for Power Plants

Korea is an industrial powerhouse with a very high energy demand and lacking domestic energy resources. In order to supply a steam turbine generator and its auxiliaries for a new energy facility to be established in Korea, a German manufacturer needed support in entering the Korean market. That is why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.

Basic Facts
Client: German manufacturer of steam turbine generators
Project Location: Seoul, South Korea
Main services:• Plant and plant components certification
• Consultation on legislative and regulatory frameworks
• Project coordination
• Inspection services, quality assurance - L0 and quality control
Involved regulations/standards:South-Korean rules and frameworks for the certification of industrial plants

Initial situation and requirements

The South Korean economy is very attractive but also very demanding in terms of rules and legislation as far as market access is concerned, even for local companies. This is also the case for a German manufacturer who supplies a stream turbine generator to Korea.

To facilitate the application process and receive the extensive interpretation necessary for a proper understanding of the regulations and legislation for imports in South Korea, the German manufacturer has solicited the professional support of our experts for all certification-related matters, from single components of the steam turbine to the certification of the completed facility.

Did you know?

South Korea is a worldwide major energy importer covering its needs for oil and liquefied natural gas. Local electricity is generated from conventional thermal power (making up two thirds of production) and from nuclear power.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded more than 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Our experts can provide you support for developing new markets. We offer comprehensive services from a single source to help you benefit from speedy introduction, beat global competition and quickly access your market of choice.

Solutions, results

Our international team consists of German and Korean experts. The local experts from TÜV Rheinland Korea act as the intermediary in all dealings and relations with Korean authorities. They explain, interpret, and verify the right progression of operations at every step of the certification process.

The service scope for this international project first includes a consultation on the legislative and regulatory framework applied in South Korea for power plant construction projects. Furthermore, our experts provide project coordination services, including interfacing with regulators, arranging all required inspections - L0 as well as providing the required documentation support. Finally, we offer standby expert services for inspection, quality assurance and quality control for the entire facility in Korea.

Types, methods and timing of inspections by government authorities are generally key factors for an engineering project like this. Information already provided by our experts in the early stage of the project regarding statutory inspections helped the manufacturer to plan design, procurement, and transportation accordingly.

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Benefits for the client

The German manufacturer benefits from:

• Our expert knowledge of the Korean market for a facilitated application process.

• The extensive interpretation required for a proper understanding of the Korean rules and legislation.

• Extensive services for smooth and successful market access at every step of the project.