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Wind / 26. September

TÜV Rheinland Wins Wind Park Tender

Helping secure wind energy in Germany

We are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned for the role of testing supervisor for Ocean Breeze Energy’s offshore wind park Bard 1. Project manager Andreas Puls explained our tasks as follows: “Together with our cooperation partner Hanseatic Power Cert (HPC), we will be in charge of monitoring and periodic inspections of 20 offshore sites as well as the transformer station.” Bard Offshore 1 is the first offshore wind park in Germany to deliver more than 3 terrawatt hours of power.

New concepts for wind park testing

“We took a careful look at Ocean Breeze’s testing concept up-front,” added Puls. In this phase, our experts verified that the approach submitted by Ocean Breeze complied with the standards set forth by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency for offshore wind parks. A novelty of the project is that some of the periodic inspections will be carried out by external, independent inspectors, who in turn will be monitored at random by TÜV Rheinland during their inspections. These periodic inspections are reported by the external inspectors. “This represents an economic benefit for the operator,” explained the project manager.

Cooperation for optimal wind park operations

Our partnership with HPC allows us to combine our strengths, especially when it comes to periodic inspections: we provide the specialists for the turbines, HPC is responsible for the load-bearing structures. This gives the client access to a range of competencies from numerous experts.

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