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Wind turbine type certification
Component certificate for the INGECON® wind frequency converter family for on- and offshore wind turbines.
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Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL – Energy, Alberto Barcia González, Project Manager, R&D, Wind Business Unit at Ingeteam, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Head of Section Electrical System at DNV GL - Energy

HAMBURG, Germany - 30 November 2016 – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 family at the WindEnergy Hamburg. The INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 converter family is built for easy maintenance, optimized to be compatible with all generator technologies and suitable for on and offshore applications.

Ingeteam’s newest wind frequency converter is the first electrical component certified according to DNV GL’s new Certification Scheme for type and component certification of wind turbines, the DNVGL-SE-0441. This service specification identifies DNV GL’s services for type and component certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. Furthermore, the wind frequency converter has been certified according to all DNV GL and IEC criteria.

The certificate was presented by DNV GL representatives Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body, and Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Head of Section Electrical System at DNV GL - Energy to Ingeteam’s  Alberto Barcia González, Project Manager, R&D, Wind Business Unit.

During its thorough certification process, DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 family meets all globally applicable requirements for wind turbines for on- and offshore use.

Ana Goyen, Deputy Director, Wind Business Unit at Ingeteam, commented, “Following the previous certification of our INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 converter with DNV GL last year, we are very happy of continue this excellent relationship with the certification body. Being one of the first companies in the wind power conversion business to have a Medium Voltage product DNV GL certified demonstrates the level of innovation and quality at Ingeteam. The track record of certificates, now with the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000 shows the acceptance of the industry and makes the process of new turbine development easier, speeding up the integration of our components and enriching the relationship with our customers.”

Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL, noted, “We are very pleased to continue our good working relationship with Ingeteam and supporting the company in their goal to demonstrate that their latest converter is meeting the highest safety and reliability requirements, to deliver high performance.”

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