DNV GL and Chinese Qualification Certification have signed a memorandum of understanding in order to better support and guide manufacturers of wind turbines and key components through the local Chinese regulatory compliance process.
The agreement with the Chinese Qualification Certification enables the acceptance of DNV GL certificates in the region and DNV believe it will facilitate investment in the wind power sector in China.
The agreement focuses on the new standards and regulations from China’s National Energy Administration that will come into force on 1 July 2015. Under the agreement, Chinese Qualification Certification will issue local type and component certification certificates based on DNV GL’s existing certificates and certain necessary supplementary assessment according to Chinese standards.
The standards were created to improve the reliability and technical quality control of wind power equipment in China.
Mike Woebbeking, director and service area leader for renewables certification at DNV GL said, ‘The agreement with CQC provides a detailed solution to our existing and new customers to be in compliance with the new standards released by the National Energy Administration,1 such as the ‘GB / Z25458-2010 wind turbine qualified certification rules and procedures’. By working with international certification bodies, we believe players from inside and outside China will be encouraged to invest in the Chinese wind market and accelerate the growth of clean energy in China.”
China invested nearly $90 billion into its solar and wind sectors last year, highlighting the huge market opportunity for wind power equipment suppliers.
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