Ingeteam, a global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in northern Spain.
The DNV GL approval certifies that a workshop operates with approved production facilities, working procedures and methods, as well as qualified staff. It is independent from component, type or project certification.
The facility is an important manufacturing center for Ingeteam: Two-hundred employees deliver electrical conversion systems ranging from 660 kW to 10 MW, as well as associated control equipment.
“The shop approval standard is more than the typical product certification,” says Ana Goyen, managing director of Ingeteam’s wind business unit. “It is a comprehensive audit that will help us and our customers to reduce and simplify the manufacturing audits or possibly even exempt us – and any of our present or future customers – from having to pass DNV GL plant inspections for a period of three years. This certificate will enable us to reduce the time and costs for any future equipment to be manufactured at our plant. It represents a serious guarantee of manufacturing quality and delivery for the customers.”
Mike Wöbbeking, head of certification body and service area leader of renewables certification at DNV GL, adds, “Our certification schemes have been adapted to meet market needs and stakeholder expectations. The shop approval service is designed to provide a flexible and modular concept, to address individual needs, and to reduce costs for the manufacturing process without compromising the added value and quality.”