The independent energy experts and certification body DNV GL has announced it is part of a consortium selected by the World Bank to support the development of new technical standards for offshore wind in China.
The consortium of which DNV GL is a part also consists of ECIDI and CREEI. The three new standards will include offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations and offshore wind farm power cables. At present DNV GL is the only foreign-owned company engaged by the Chinese government in the developing of the new standards. The company will be advising the Chinese government on project financing and risk management as part of the project.
“Offshore Wind is a very demanding technology” said Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President for DNV GL’s Energy business in APAC. “Standards are crucial to minimise the risks to acceptable and bankable levels, and learning from the international experience as this mandate is supporting, is a great approach to accelerate a successful industry”.
The project is part of the China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program (CRESP) developed by the Government of China in cooperation with the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility. CRESP is intended to support the implementation of a renewable energy policy development and investment programme in China. DNV GL was invited by the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI) and the East China Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) to join the tender based on the company’s local and international experience in offshore wind,.
DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries, operating in more than 100 countries and delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. DNV GL’s expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. It employs 2,500 energy experts who support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.