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Deutsche Windguard Receives Accreditation As Inspection Body Type A

Varel, Germany - Deutsche Windguard has strategically repositioned the service area inspections of wind turbines with the accreditation as inspection body type A according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for wind turbines and prepared it for the future.

Deutsche Windguard Inspection GmbH, newly founded for this purpose and operating independently, received the accreditation certificate from the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in early June.

As one of the first companies in Germany, Deutsche Windguard was accredited as an inspection body for wind turbines by the DAkkS back in 2010 after almost a decade of experience in this specialist field. Since then, the range of services in the field of inspections has been continuously expanded. According to the company, a total of around 800 turbines are currently inspected on land and at sea every year.

"This accreditation in accordance with an internationally valid standard certifies us and guarantees our customers maximum independence and highest quality standards", says Jan Wallasch, Managing Director of Deutsche Windguard Inspection. The new classification as a Type A inspection body is the logical consequence of Winduard's many years of experience and service quality, Wallasch continues.

The current accreditation covers the inspection of wind turbines and their components - including, for example, commissioning inspections, recurring inspections, lifetime extension inspections, endoscopic inspections of gearboxes, bearings and generators as well as inspections of hoist platforms.

Deutsche Windguard Inspection is an independent, internationally operating type A inspection body for onshore and offshore wind turbines accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and part of the Deutsche Windguard group of companies. The company currently employs almost 20 qualified experts, most of whom have been working for Deutsche Windguard in the field of inspection for a long time and keep their know-how up to date through regular training.

Source: IWR Online, Jul 07 2021