DNV GL, the leading global certification body for renewable energy services, has been re-accredited by the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS). This allows DNV GL to conduct conformity assessment of wind turbines and their components, wind farm projects and their assets, small, medium and large wind turbines, on- and offshore technology, ocean energy converters and related services and technologies, generating units and plants in wind energy, photovoltaic, hydropower and biomass sector.
The re-accreditation is testament to DNV GL’s continued commitment to deliver high-quality certification services for global product manufacturers, developers- and operators of renewable energy projects, as well as banks, investors and insurers.
Following a thorough re-accreditation process, DNV GL’s offices in Hamburg, Copenhagen and Dresden are now fully qualified to make independent certification decisions. Previously, all certificates have been issued in one central location, the renewed accreditation enables a worldwide setup for the service lines component, type and project certification.
“With this re-accreditation DAkkS has affirmed DNV GL’s expertise as the leading certification body in renewable energy, which demonstrates the continued proof of quality of our certification services,” says Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL. “DAkkS confirmed the outstanding technical competence of our global team of educated experts, which is vital to bring pioneering projects to the market and increase confidence in the quality and safety of our services.”
The accreditation covers a range of national and international guidelines and is in accordance to ISO/IEC standard 17065, which came into force in 2012 and replaced the ISO/IEC Guide 65 as well as the corresponding European standard DIN EN 45011.