TÜV Rheinland collaborates with National Institute of Wind Energy for certification

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TUV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, TUV Rheinland (India) and Chennai-based National Institute ofWind Energy (NIWE) have agreed to collaborate on certification of wind turbines for the Indian and international markets.

NIWE, an autonomous body under the Ministry of New andRenewable Energy, offers services such as wind resource assessment, R&D, training, type testing and type certification of wind turbines.

TUV Rheinland Industrie of Germany is an internationally accredited certification body for type and component certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. TUV Rheinland (India) is the local subsidiary of TUV Rheinland Group and conducts testing, inspection, certification, consulting and training.

Through the collaboration, TUV Rheinland and NIWE will jointly offer their services for the wind energy sector to designers and manufacturers of wind turbines and components as well as project developers, independent power producers, operators, investors and insurance companies. They will also work together on project certification, testing of wind turbines and additional technical services.

“This new collaboration with a globally renowned partner in the Indian market is a further milestone in the expansion of TUV Rheinland’s focused activities in the wind energy industry,” said Thomas Fuhrmann, chief executive officer & managing director of TUV Rheinland India. “With many years of experience and a high degree of expertise and recognition, NIWE is the ideal partner for our business in India.”

S Gomathinayagam, director general of NIWE, said, “We are delighted to have collaborated with TUV Rheinland, an experienced technology partner with longstanding experience and engineering expertise in testing and certification that has been in the Indian market for almost 20 years. This cooperation agreement is an achievement on positive Indo-German collaboration and capacity building.”

The agreement highlights the importance of certification for the orderly development of the wind energy sector, ensuring international quality, performance and safety for achieving the government’s target of 60,000 MW of wind energy capacity by 2022.

Source: Economic Times

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