Wind Power: TÜV Rheinland Certifies HybridDrive from Winergy

Wind turbine drive train consisting of gearbox and the generator / Certification according to the GL2010 Guideline / Facilitation of the type certification process

Cologne/Voerde, 29 April, 2013. TÜV Rheinland has certified the HybridDrive system from wind turbines component manufacturer, Winergy, according to the GL2010 Guideline The system consists of a gearbox and generator. "We are very glad that the certification could be accomplished so quickly", said Matthias Deicke, Winergy Project Manager. "The fact that the HybridDrive has been inspected prior to the project planning of the wind turbine by TÜV Rheinland as an independent and accredited Body is advantageous for customers. The HybridDrive system has been tested and certified according to fundamental manufacturing and design specifications, enabling our client to save time and effort during the type certification process." TÜV Rheinland's Global Business Development Manager for Wind Power, Frank Witte, adds: "This certification contract with a leading component manufacturer reaffirms our expertise and capability within the wind power industry." The component certification process was expeditiously implemented shortly after Winergy's HybridDrive successfully completed all system-level prototype verifications in 2012.

Headquartered in Voerde, Winergy is the leading manufacturer of wind turbine components with over 70,000 gearboxes installed worldwide. With 30 years of experience, Winergy provides wind power system manufacturers and wind farm operators with gearboxes, couplings and related services. The company has production and service offices located in Europe, China, India and the USA.

TÜV Rheinland offers manufacturers, operators, investors and insurance companies a comprehensive range of services for wind energy. The company supports customers worldwide through expert reports and measurements, performs risk and damage analyses as well as certifications of wind turbines and wind energy projects. TÜV Rheinland is accredited for type and component certification of both onshore and offshore wind turbines according to various local and international standards.

The company not only offers sophisticated services in site assessment and soil examinations, but also provides manufacturing surveillance, structural design verification, quality control and construction supervision. In addition, TÜV Rheinland performs acceptance tests and periodic inspections as well as conformity assessments in accordance with the building authorities for wind turbines. The company further supports clients with supervision services for the transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines: the so-called "Marine Warranty Survey Services". TÜV Rheinland also successfully implements the principle of neutral inspection in its quality assurance of global supply chains.

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