In the future, the experts at the Taiwanese Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) will be able to perform the measurements related to their wind turbines themselves. To do so, they had to obtain recognition by TÜV SÜD and accreditation from the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF). TÜV SÜD's awarding of the certificate marked the successful completion of a 3-year training project.
Taiwan's energy policy pursues a long-term strategy of reducing CO2 emissions. The development and expansion of the production of energy in offshore wind farms is one important element of this strategy. The MIRDC initiated the training and technology project related to prototype measurement on wind turbines to develop the necessary know-how and keep the added value in Taiwan. Measurements cover power curves, stress limits and sound emissions in line with international standards and directives. Following accreditation by TAF and a final audit by TÜV SÜD, the certificate was presented to MIRDC at a ceremony on 9 August 2017.
The experts from the MIRDC have prepared for this important task over the past three years by attending a comprehensive information and training programme by TÜV SÜD. The programme included but was not limited to the design and implementation of testing and certification processes as well as training courses in Taiwan and Germany. “For the practical part of the training, the MIRDC was able to make use of a 2-megawatt wind energy turbine located in the port of Taichung”, explained Ullrich Knopf and Thomas Arnold, both responsible for the Project at TÜV SÜD. The training participants applied and performed their measurements on this demonstration turbine and evaluated the results against international standards. “By successfully completing the training project, MIRDC achieved two important goals", explains Lawrence Lee, wind energy expert at TÜV SÜD Taiwan. “Firstly, completion of the project will drive further expansion of offshore wind energy projects and, secondly, the expertise for this important sector stays here in Taiwan.”
Please find further information here: www.tuev-sud.com/wind and www.mirdc.org.tw/english.
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Caption: Alexander Heitmann (left), head of department TÜV SÜD Offshore wind energy, hands over the certificate to Chiu-Feng Lin (right), President of MIRDC, and Chung-Lin Wang (middle), Deputy General-Director of BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., R.O.C.).
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