DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, awarded component certification to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new frequency converter at the annual European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Paris. The DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind converter offers operational flexibility, energy management benefits and compliance with technical regulations. The Ingeteam converter can be integrated in on- and offshore wind turbines up to 3.5 MW.
This is the first component certificate to be awarded by DNV GL according to its own globally applicable standard for electrical installations in wind turbines. It combines all the requirements of the previous GL and IEC guidelines in a compact, clear and concisely worded way. With this certification, Ingeteam has confirmation that its frequency converter meets all applicable guidelines for on- and offshore use. DNV GL examined the converter in all aspects of development, documentation and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. This component certification makes it easier and quicker for wind turbine manufacturers to use the converter in their designs, because only documentation of the proper adaptation and integration of the component is needed for type certification. Certification of its DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind converter underlines Ingeteam’s technical expertise as a manufacturer of efficient and reliable frequency converters, and positions it as a trustworthy supplier of components for wind turbines.
Alberto Barcia González, Platform Manager, R&D, Wind Business Unit at Ingeteam, commented, “This is our first component certification for a frequency converter. Early on, we looked into suitable certification bodies. We are very happy with our choice of DNV GL, due to their solid technical expertise and the consolidated guidelines. Certification to the globally recognized DNV GL standard gives our customers proof of the high quality of our DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind converter. It makes the process of new turbine development easier and speeds up the integration of our components.”
Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL, noted, “Certification of the Ingeteam converter was a pleasure for us in two respects. The Ingeteam people were extremely professional to work with, and the very fast certification process confirmed the precision and clarity of our own DNV GL standard.”
The certificate was presented by Mike Wöbbeking to Alberto Barcia González at the annualEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference 2015 in Paris.