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References

Here you will find current references from the various services offered by WindGuard Certification. If you have any questions regarding the individual projects, please contact the responsible department leaders.

Electrical Certification

Further information on the certification of electrical properties of generating units (PGUs) and components, as well as generating plants (PGPs), are available here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Anne Prost would be happy to answer your queries.

Here you can see the sum of all certificates that WindGuard Certification has issued so far in the context of electrical certification (sorted by primary energy source):

Total certified output 2810.0 MW
Wind Farms 192
Solar Parks 146
Other Plants (e. g. Biogas) 15
Storage 8
Total number of conformity declarations issued 220

Here you can see examples of current projects in the area of plant certification from recent months:

Date Project Service WindGuard Certification
09/2020 CHP Brakel-Gehrden Plant Certificate
09/2020 Wind farm Heubusch Plant Certificate
03/2020 Battery storage Stadtwerke München Plant Certificate
03/2020 Photovoltaic plant Sennewitz Plant Certificate
02/2020 Hybrid bulk storage Varel Plant Certificate
02/2020 Wind farm Wichum Plant Certificate
Type Certification

Further information on Type Certification are available here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Juan Campos would be happy to answer your queries.

Windwise GmbH

WindGuard Certification is currently carrying out type certification for the Windwise turbine MaxCap 141 (2.3 MW) in accordance with IEC 61400-22.

Further references

Date Project Service WindGuard Certification
2019 Enercon E-141 Load assumptions of extreme and fatigue loads for turbine tower
2019 Enercon Turbine types E-126 and E-141 Assessment of site loads at four locations in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005 and DIBt 2012
2018 Permanent magnet generator dVG-150L and 150kW converter Design evaluation in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005
2018 Enercon E-126 Turbine Design evaluation of tower in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005
2018 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SG 2,6MW G126 CIIIB Turbine Assessment of tower, load evaluation and load comparison for type certification
2017 Enercon generators for two different turbine types Surveillance of voltage and temperature tests and examination of electrical and thermal tests in accordance with IEC 60034-1:2010, IEC 60034-11:2004 and CSA C22.2 No. 100-14
2016 Enercon E-70 with 64m and 74m hub heights Full scope type re-certification
2016 BARD Offshore 1 OSS Plausibility check of fatigue strength in accordance with GL-IV-6-4:2004
2015 Enercon E115 Load evaluation for tower and foundation in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005
2015 Enercon E92 Load evaluation for tower and foundation in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005 and DIBt 2012
2014 Enercon E-82 Prototype certification in accordance with IEC 61400-1:2005
Project Certification

For more information on Project Certification, please click here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Juan Campos would be happy to answer your queries.

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH

Since 2017, WindGuard Certification has been the recognised certification body (Prüfbeauftragter) for the operational phase of Global Tech 1 OWF according to the requirements of BSH 7005:2015 (BSH Standard Konstruktion).

 

Further references

Date Project Service WindGuard Certification
2019 – 2020 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Four, international site-specific design assessment projects, including the evaluations of structural integrity, site conditions and loads
2019 Offshore Wind Farm Periodic inspections (WKP) for the operating phase in accordance with BSH 7005:2015
2018 Offshore Wind Farm Approval of retrofit solutions for nacelle support structure failures during transport and installation phase in accordance with BSH 7005:2015
2018 Offshore Wind Farm Review of remaining life calculation and inspection procedures for weld failures in the support structures as a result of vortex-induced tower oscillations, in accordance with BSH 7005:2015
2017 Offshore Wind Farm GT1 Concept verification of an alternative cathodic corrosion protection system, according to BSH 7005:2015 (BSH Standard) Konstruktion).
2016 Offshore Wind Turbine AD5-135 Adwen Assessment of lightning protection system
2016 Offshore Wind Farm Plausibility check for 25-year design life in accordance with GL-IV-2:2005, EN 1993 (EC3) and GL-IV-6-4:2007
Test Equipment

Further information on the Test Equipment offered by WindGuard Certification is available here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Damian Slowinski would be happy to answer your queries.

New Generation of FRT Container

In 2019, WindGuard Certification developed a new generation of 27 MVA FRT containers for the European power grid. These will enable so-called fault ride-through tests to be conducted on wind turbines.

 

Further references

Date Project Service WindGuard Certification
2020 Mobile FRT Test Facility
Unit 1000V
Construction of a mobile FRT test facility for measurements in the low-voltage range
2020 FRT Container 33kV Development of an FRT container for the Korean power grid suitable for applications up to 33kVDevelopment of an FRT container for the Korean power grid suitable for applications up to 33kV
2019 FRT Container 36kV Construction of an FRT container capable of up to 36kV for the US power grid
2019 FRT Container 30kV Construction of an FRT container capable of up to 30kV for the European power grid
2018 FRT Container 20kV Construction of an FRT container capable of up to 20kV for the European power grid
Lifetime Extension

For more information on our other services regarding lifetime extension, please click here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Dr. Gerrit Eilers would be happy to answer your queries.

Date Project Service WindGuard Certification
since 2016 over 1200 Wind Turbines Lifetime extension assessments in Germany and across Europe
Other Services

Further information on our other services and testing are available here >>>

If you have any questions regarding the following reference projects, Juan Campos would be happy to answer your queries.

Date Project/Customer Service WindGuard Certification
2019 not named Evaluation of a database for wind turbine failures
2019 Windcare Evaluation of a single blade replacement system in accordance with IEC 61400-1 and DNV-OS-H205 (VMO standard part 2-5)
2018 not named Safety distance tool (SDT) certification
2017 not named Certification of a method of assessing the risk associated with ice falling from wind turbines when rotor blade heating is in use
2017 Enercon Certification of ice fall software
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