Comprehensive Quality Control Services of Wind Towers for Goldwind in China

SGS Industrial Services in China was awarded a contract to provide comprehensive Quality Control Services of wind towers for Goldwind, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer based in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

In January 2011, SGS Industrial Services in China was awarded a contract to provide comprehensive Quality Control Services of wind towers for Goldwind, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer based in Urumqi, Xinjiang. During the entire project, SGS supervises the wind tower production process and provides onsite inspection, testing, auditing, monitoring and Quality Control witness services. ---



The reliability of their structures is essential for wind farms to perform successfully. With the rapid development of wind power industry, demands for high quality of wind farm components have become greater and greater. Since even a minor failure can cause unacceptable downtime and substantial loss of money, it is of utmost importance to ensure the reliability of wind farm structures during the production process.

Above all, wind towers are highly critical as wind farm components. They are responsible for the safe operation of wind turbines as the main load-bearing structures. In order to ensure top quality during the manufacturing process of their wind towers, the Goldwind Science and Technology Company, one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in China and one of the top five in the world, sought a reliable third-party inspection, verification and testing company.

On January 4, 2011, SGS China was appointed a contract to conduct comprehensive Quality Control Services during the production process of wind towers, because of its extensive experience and competence in such projects.

In order to guarantee that the wind towers will fulfill the applicable regulatory and client-specific requirements and that they will operate as intended, SGS's team of experts is providing complex onsite inspection, auditing, monitoring and Quality Control witness services during the production process. With Quality Control SGS verifies materials, parts and final products through checks and sample testing. The inspection of wind towers is carried out in accordance with quality assurance procedures and a checklist relating to specific types of equipment, operational factors and the vendor's own quality control system. In addition, SGS reviews the design, specifications, drawings and specified standards, to assure the applicable regulatory requirements.

Furthermore, SGS tests the materials used for the production of wind towers with Non-Destructive Testing methods. SGS's team of experts checks the material quality with respect to the material choice, composition, surface integrity and internal condition, in order to ensure the best quality and prevent failures during the wind farm's operational phase.

Drawing upon on its outstanding experience with similar projects, SGS also examines various certificates, controls the assembling of the components and conducts final inspection and acceptance tests.

With SGS's help, the production process of wind towers is carried out on time, in accordance with national and international regulations and standards, to the full satisfaction of the client.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major Business Lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer's installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer-stipulated. Industrial Services has decades' worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing & Trade, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has accreditations for all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. With experienced and qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields that offer a wide range of product certification services.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Charlie Zhang
SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.
16F, Century YuHui Mansion, No. 73, Fucheng Road, Beijing, China

Email: industrial.pr@sgs.com
Web: www.sgs.com/industrial

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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