Contract with Sinovel for measurements for three turbines

Shanghai, China – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has signed a contract on wind turbine measurements with Chinese SINOVEL Wind Co., Ltd. Services include load, power performance and power quality as well as acoustic noise measurements.

The agreement comprises measurements for three Sinovel turbines: SL1500/82, SL3000/100 and SL3000/90 (on- and offshore). Last-named is, for example, erected in the Shanghai East Sea Bridge’s 100MW Offshore Wind Farm – China’s first national offshore wind power demonstrating project.

The services will be provided in joint cooperation by WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH – a 100% subsidiary of GL – and the GL Renewables Asia teams in Shanghai/China and Mumbai/India. The combination of WINDTEST’s experience in turbine measurement and GL Renewables Asia’s local competencies will enrich the project during its realization.

The contract will commence in September 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by May 2010. GL has started immediately after contract signing with the required preparations to support Sinovel’s ambitious targets. To enter international markets Sinovel wants to prove its companies technology as soon as possible.

For Germanischer Lloyd, this mandate is another step on the Chinese market. Sinovel is one of the leading Chinese wind turbine manufacturers with a reported local market share of above 22%. In recent years, GL and Sinovel already worked together in the fields of certification of wind turbines.

About Sinovel Wind

Sinvel Wind Co., Ltd is a specialized high-tech enterprise in China which is firstly engaged in independent developing, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of large scale onshore, offshore and tidal wind turbines which are applied to various wind conditions and environmental conditions in the world. Since its establishment, Sinovel firmly maintain and carry out the national wind industry policy and large scale wind turbine independent industry policy; develop large scale wind turbine which has its own independent intellectual property. Sinovel also takes technology innovation, localization, series production, large scale and internationalization as its key developing strategy.

On March 20th, 2009, the first 3MW offshore wind turbine developed by Sinovel has been installed successfully at its first attempt on Shanghai East Sea Bridge wind farm. At present, Sinovel is independently developing 3MW-level large scale wind turbine technology. Under the great support of the related national department, Sinovel has achieved spanning development within 3 years and in 2008 it has become the largest wind turbine manufacture in China, ranking 1st in China and 7th of the wind industry in the world.

About GL

Germanischer Lloyd (GL), with its head office in Hamburg (Germany), employs more than 6,400 engineers, surveyors, experts and administrative staff in 80 countries. The global network consists of more than 200 stations and site offices. GL offers technical competence, uncompromising quality and first-class services around the world.