By Greentech Lead Team: Intertek, a provider of quality
and safety solutions, announced that it has been accredited by the Standards
Council of Canada (SCC) to perform large and small wind turbine certifications
for the Canadian market to the CAN/CSA C61400 series of standards for design,
safety and performance.
Intertek has existing U.S., Canadian and European
accreditations for electrical safety and performance of large and small wind
turbines and components. Intertek’s new accreditation completes its
full-service solution for wind turbines in North America and provides
manufacturers increased options for safety and performance requirements without
causing interruption in business or a slowdown in turbine certification.
“More than ever, the wind turbine market is changing at a
rapid pace and manufacturers must meet standards in order to remain
competitive. Intertek is committed to helping manufacturers for both large and
small wind deliver compliant products with independently verified performance,”
said Troy Hewitt, Global Wind Energy Business Line Leader for Intertek.
Intertek currently holds several wind energy
accreditations by IAS, A2LA, UKAS and is an OSHA NRTL for wind energy products.
Intertek is accredited to test to global standards including AWEA, BWEA (MCS),
IEC, UL, CSA and other Electrical Standards.
Wind turbine manufacturers looking to have their large or
small wind turbines meet the industry requirements can now partner with
Intertek to secure global market access for wind energy products including
obtaining IEC Type Certification as well as AWEA and MCS Certification.
To remain competitive, wind manufacturers in North
America must think globally and have the ability to continue operations and
ensure that turbines are compliant. Organic industry growth for the evolving
renewable market combined with our commitment to helping turbine manufacturers
achieve an even faster, safer market entry will ensure robust and
higher-performing turbines for end users.
Intertek’s expanded scope of wind turbine testing
services adds to a full portfolio of renewable energy product testing and
certification services. Intertek now offers the complete North American wind
turbine testing and certification solution, in addition to its global services,
to meet the needs of this growing market.