UL’s independent certification body, to become a leading provider of wind turbine and grid code certification services


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UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today that the DEWI Offshore and Certification Centre GmbH (DEWI-OCC), an independent certification body within UL, has achieved reaccreditation from Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) to provide certification for offshore wind turbines and their components; wind turbines, wind farm projects, small wind turbines and grid connection of decentralized power generating units and plants. This expanded offering will make UL’s independent certification body a leading provider of wind turbine and grid code certification services.

UL’s DEWI-OCC received reaccreditation from DAkkS along with a significantly expanded list of DNVGL service specifications, type certification scheme IS/IEC61400-22 for India, the IECRE Operational Documents and country-specific grid codes requirements such as the Norma Técnica de Supervisión (NTS) in Spain and the Central Electric Authority’s (CEA) 2019 standard in India. With these accreditations DEWI-OCC is able to provide services for wind turbine type, component, project and grid code compliance certification worldwide.

The company was pleased to announce that UL’s DEWI-OCC is now an all-inclusive provider for global market access in wind turbine and grid code certification, commented Kai Grigutsch, managing director, DEWI-OCC. He also added that, there were many countries, such as India and Korea, that had specific requirements when it came to certification schemes. DEWI-OCC already has a long list of countries they can provide certification for and now they can extend this offering to any country.

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The DAkkS accreditation is proof of UL’s commitment to quality and competence, consistency and impartiality for activities as a conformity assessment body according to ISO/IEC 17065. For the wind industry the DAkkS accreditation helps ensure that once tested, components, parts and wind energy technology accepted- making wind energy technology safe, compliant and cost effective.

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