Ingeteam, an independent, global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, has completed a training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the wind industry.
APQP4Wind is a new wind industry standard designed to enable wind energy OEMs and component manufacturers to strengthen their cooperation with regards to quality assurance processes.
For Ingeteam, fulfilling the requirements of APQP4Wind implies that the standards will be fully complied with throughout designing and manufacturing processes so that they are well-aligned with their partners’ processes. Ingeteam says it voluntarily sought compliance with the demanding requirements.
“Innovation is no longer just about technology. It is also about continuously finding new, more effective processes to deliver higher quality and increased customer satisfaction,” says Ana Goyen, director of Ingeteam Wind Energy.
The APQP4Wind project was initiated in 2016 by the Danish Wind Industry Association, which enlisted the support of OEMs such as Vestas and Siemens Gamesa to contribute to the development.
The training program that Ingeteam just completed was developed in cooperation with DNV GL and Bureau Veritas, which have both been certified as official APQP4Wind training providers.
“The APQP4Wind program will be instrumental in bringing diverse quality processes across the wind industry much closer to one another,” says Jens Peter Høiseth, regional director for DNV GL business assurance.