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Due Diligence Services for Wind Farm Project

With its extensive territory and long coastline, China benefits from exceptional wind resources, attracting many investors and purchasers of wind energy projects. To ensure the success and desired revenue of a new wind farm project, one Chinese investor entrusted TÜV Rheinland to provide due diligence services on the site of Nan’ao, in the Chinese province of Guangdong.

Basic Facts
Client: Chinese investor in wind energy projects
Timeframe:April - August 2013
Project Location: Nan'ao, Guangdong Province, China
Main services:- Assessment of wind resources
- Evaluation of wind turbines
- Wind farm design evaluation
- Risk assessment - L0 of energy yield
Involved regulations/standards:- EN 50308
- Chinese regulations on requirements for wind turbines

Initial situation and requirements

Over the past decade, wind energy has become an attractive resource for Chinese investors. Interested in this flourishing business, one Chinese company has committed to the investment, construction and operation of new energy projects throughout the country. For a new wind farm acquisition project on the site of Nan’ao in the province of Guangdong, the company required the support of an independent third party to provide comprehensive due diligence services and technical reports to guarantee the successful performance and desired profitability of the planned investment.

With extensive experience in independent due diligence services for wind farm , TÜV Rheinland emerged as the best partner to conduct this project.

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.

For the wind energy sector we provide a comprehensive service portfolio, covering every aspect of wind energy projects – from site selection, design and manufacturing support to dismantling plants.

We can help investors, purchasers, insurers and owners of wind turbines and wind farms ensure that their wind energy project performs successfully and delivers the desired revenue throughout its intended lifetime.

Solutions, results

Three experts from TÜV Rheinland were involved in this project. They first carried out comprehensive assessments of the wind resources available on site. Our experts then evaluated and inspected each wind turbine and conducted a design evaluation of the wind farm. Finally, they assessed possible risks and calculated the energy yield forecast.

To ensure compliance with all relevant norms and regulations, we provided all due diligence services in accordance with EN 50308 and other specific Chinese regulations on wind farms, and protective measures and requirements for the design, operation and maintenance of wind turbines.

Upon completion of the assessment and due diligence project, the Chinese investor gained a clear, neutral and reliable overview of the potential profitability and forecast performance of his new wind farm project in Nan’ao, provided by an independent third party inspection company. We were thus able to assure our client of the soundness of the investment and the quality of the wind farm.

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Benefits for the client

TÜV Rheinland provided the Chinese wind project investor with:

  • On-time delivery of comprehensive due diligence services according to the client’s needs and concerns.
  • Tailored services, suited to the specific project’s requirements.
  • Confirmation of the investment’s profitability and the viability, performance and quality of the project.
  • Extensive experience in independent due diligence services for the wind industry.

Did you know?

Since 2010, China is the largest worldwide energy provider. The country reached a wind power capacity of 75GW in 2012.