One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of digital tools to support the certification of wind turbines.
As the wind sector matures and many governments look to reduce or eliminate subsidies, the wind turbine market is increasingly competitive. International tendering is becoming the norm, with contracts often awarded to the supplier who can best configure their turbines to suit the specific site conditions in a short timeframe – including the proof of a valid turbine type certificate.
The MoU highlights DNV GL’s and Goldwind’s common belief that increased digitalization within the certification process is key to improving responsiveness and speed of the certification process while maintaining customer confidence in the quality and reliability of wind turbines.
The MoU was officially signed at China Wind Power 2018 in a ceremony that also included the issuing of the first digital certificate to Goldwind from DNV GL’s recently launched MyCertificate, available on Veracity.com, DNV GL’s industry data platform.
“Digitalization is key to stay ahead in a competitive market environment. We chose DNV GL as our technology partner in this area as they share our vision for more digitally integrated services. Both parties believe that true digitalization has to be much more than just concepts, but should be solving real-life business case," said Wu Kai, Executive Vice President, at Goldwind.
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