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Inspection Services for Wind Turbine Manufacturing Facility

Strengthening its presence in the South Asian energy market, Spain’s leading wind turbine manufacturer was planning three new manufacturing units in India. To ensure high quality of the production facilities, an experienced third party was required to provide comprehensive inspection services . That is why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.

Basic Facts
Client: Wind turbine manufacturer from Spain
Timeframe2012
Project Location: India
Main services:
  • Third-party inspection services
  • Quality control

Initial situation and requirements

The development of wind power in India began in the 1990s, and has significantly increased over the past five years. Global energy trends are changing, increasing the demand for renewable energy sources. Due to its rapidly developing and expanding renewable energy market, India represents the fifth largest wind power market in the world.

In the late 2000s, several main actors in the wind energy sector realized the great potential that was the Indian wind energy market. To strengthen the company's manufacturing base in India, one of the leading Spanish wind turbine manufacturers announced a large investment throughout 2012 to open three new manufacturing facilities for wind turbines, towers and blades.

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 operation and dismantling.

Solutions, results

The company was aiming to develop an effective quality control process in order to ensure high quality of the facility and manufacturing. TÜV Rheinland, as one of the leading providers of third-party inspection services, was the preferred choice for this project.

With the use of comprehensive quality control services, our specialists at TÜV Rheinland ensured that vendors delivered goods needed for construction which met the required quality level and were in compliance with all applicable standards. Services included raw material analysis, forging dimensions measurements, hardness testing - L0 and mechanical properties evaluation, metallurgic properties evaluation, and proof machined testing.

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Benefits for the client

TÜV Rheinland supported the construction project in:

  • Detecting potential problems along the supply chain to avoid issues and delays in the construction phase.
  • Ensuring that all materials and equipment meet the relevant regulatory standards and the client’s technical specifications.
  • Providing extensive experience of wind energy projects and quality issues.

Did you know?

The company opened its first factory in 2010 in India. In just two years,
it has become India's third largest wind turbine manufacturer.