|Client:||Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited|
|Timeframe:||June- September 2015|
|Main services:||Wind turbine design assessment|
|Involved regulations/standards:||International standard IEC 61400-22|
Initial situation and requirements
Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited is China’s largest private wind turbine manufacturer. TÜV Rheinland was chosen to provide type certification of the new Ming Yang 2.0 MW wind turbine because of their joint certification scheme with China General Certification Center (CGC). Experts from TÜV Rheinland Industrial Services in Germany conducted the services, while TÜV Rheinland Shanghai took the role of local project management and communicator.
Design assessment of new wind turbine models is required to ensure the safe installation and operation of the turbines in accordance with the design documentation. In the certification process, TÜV Rheinland experts confirmed that the wind turbine type was designed, documented and manufactured in compliance with design specifications and technical requirements and in accordance with the IEC61400-22:2010 and IEC61400-1:1999 standards.
Eight experts worked on the design assessment - L0 part of the project. The translation and the need for project coordination and documentation to be in both the Chinese and English languages posed a major project challenge. Extensive expertise and experience allowed for the successful management of the situation.
The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and CGC, enabled our experts to test for and ultimately offer two certificates to Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited simultaneously: one certification specifically for the Chinese market - L0 (GB Standards) and one for international markets (IEC 61400-22 standard). The joint certification with CGC provided competitive advantage in shortened lead times, substantially optimized processes and minimized service costs.
Benefits for the client
TÜV Rheinland supported Ming Yang by providing:
• Design assessment and detailed evaluation of all technical aspects of the wind turbine with regard to compliance with the applicable IEC standards.
• Shortening of time-to-market for production approval for two markets.
• Optimization of the certification process and thus the minimization of costs.
|The MY2.0-121 turbine has a rotor diameter of 121m and will be available with two different hub heights, 85m and 90m.|
About TÜV Rheinland
Founded 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.
We provide a comprehensive portfolio of services for the wind energy sector. From site selection, design and manufacturing support to dismantling plants, we can support every aspect of wind energy projects.