DNV GL says it has certified the 295 MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, a lighthouse project supported by the European Union that promotes a reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly energy supply, for European energy company innogy SE.
The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency standard and covers all stages of the project development, from design planning to commissioning, notes DNV GL.
Located north of the island of Heligoland, in the German North Sea, the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm features 48 turbines and is one of the first offshore wind farms to be awarded with a full project certificate in Germany.
As reported, project certification of wind farms is mandatory in Germany and is specified by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. DNV GL states that the certification of Nordsee Ost was carried out according to the standard defined by the BSH 7005 edition 2007 and covers the wind farm’s turbines and offshore substation.
“At the time when we started the development of the Nordsee Ost, DNV GL was the only partner capable of meeting German regulatory requirements for offshore project certification. Their flexibility and cross-industry experience ensured that we had a partner on our side that provided the required technical know-how and experience from one hand to ensure our first offshore wind project in the German North Sea was successfully implemented,” said Paul Cowling, director of wind offshore at innogy SE.