Two years after its foundation, Deutsche WindGuard India has become an integral part of the Indian wind energy industry. Managing Director Dr. Kumaravel Rathinavel is satisfied with the company’s positive results and achievements: “We are looking back on a great number of successful consulting activities already. Our Indian customers specifically appreciate Deutsche WindGuard’s worldwide reputation and profound expertise in combination with the local presence of our highly experienced team here in India.”
And Leif Rehfeldt, Managing Director and Head of Business Development at Deutsche WindGuard in Varel, Germany, adds: “We are very pleased with the prosperous start of our subsidiary in India. Our Chennai team’s high motivation and broad knowledge base and their close connection to WindGuard’s interdisciplinary expert team in Germany were the critical success factors for achieving our ambitious goals in India within these first 24 months. In addition, the success in India is a significant step in line
with our general internationalization strategy”.
Deutsche WindGuard India offers customers full access to the German wind energy consultant’s portfolio – including energy yield assessments, power curve verification tests, power quality measurements, load simulations, design consultancy, certification support and technical due diligence, to name just the recently most demanded services from the Indian wind energy market.
This also included, for the third consecutive time, that Deutsche WindGuard India has received repeat orders from two of the country’s top independent power producers. Acting as their representatives, the wind energy experts from Chennai have successfully conducted power curve verification tests at five different locations – despite all COVID-19-related restrictions.
With support from its German load simulation experts, Deutsche WindGuard India has also successfully supported two of India’s most renowned wind turbine manufacturers. The load simulations performed according to IEC 61400-01 (Ed3) are a prerequisite for the renewal of their type certificates with migration to latest IEC standards. Another manufacturer commissioned WindGuard’s
experts to conduct a power quality measurement campaign according to IEC 61400-21 for his prototype turbine.
The Indian wind energy market also profits from Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services’ quality made in Germany in the field of anemometer and wind vane sales, calibration and classification. The Chennai office can serve as a first point of contact for Indian customers.
“Beyond all that,” Dr. Kumaravel Rathinavel summarizes, “we always focus on quality assurance, capability building and our commitment to further advancing the wind energy sector in India. Deutsche WindGuard India has therefore successfully connected with prominent independent power producers, OEMs, developers, lenders and the Indian government funded research and development institution NIWE.”
Deutsche WindGuard India looks forward to supporting its customers with further exciting tasks in 2021.