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Wind Power

Wind Power

Focusing on Safety and Security from Planning to Dismantling

Wind Power

Wind energy plants, whether on-shore or off-shore, have to be able to withstand the elements and reliably produce energy during their entire life cycle - up to or even exceeding twenty years. Downtime or accidents can pose serious problems to operators and workers. Thus, safety and security must be the focus every step of the way. In addition, the planning, construction, operation as well as the dismantling of such plants all require thorough and extensive authorization processes and licensing procedures. In all these matters, our DEKRA experts provide you with competent support to meet the requirements of a smooth process and safe operation.

Your benefits

  • Extensive experience: For nearly one hundred years, DEKRA has been focused on supporting our clients achieve maximum safety and productivity.

  • Our experts are always close: DEKRA’s network of in-house experts, subsidiaries and representatives extends across more than 60 countries and ¬five continents.

  • Support along the entire life cycle of the wind energy plant: from planning to dismantling

  • Comprehensive service portfolio: plant and material testing, training, management support, expert’s reports, and consulting on safety matters

  • Independent, neutral, and reliable: DEKRA is the world’s largest independent expert organization in the TIC industry

Planning is the key factor for success, especially with demanding and complex projects like setting up and operating a wind energy plant. And there is a lot to take into consideration: safety concerns and potential risks, health and environmental considerations, material and equipment choices, cyber security as well as audit requirements and the management of the whole process. With DEKRA, you are covered: Our experts provide strategy and risk management support and coordination services, execute assessments concerning a wide range of aspects, and advise on environmental, health and safety topics. There is a lot to keep in mind during the planning stages - DEKRA helps you keep track of everything.

Construction and procurement processes are extremely complex—which can leave them wide open to risk. Thus, the goal is to minimize downtime, maximize productivity and ensure safety and security for everyone involved during the entire phase. Our DEKRA experts provide support in, for example, destructive or non-destructive material testing, product certifications, testing of equipment and machinery, training staff as well as inspections during manufacturing and supplying, and matters of occupational health and safety on site.

The operational phase puts the focus on ongoing processes, plant and equipment maintenance, and occupational safety. Regular inspections and trained personnel ensure a smooth operation and help avoid downtime or accidents. As long as the wind energy plant is in operation, the DEKRA experts provide support with non-destructive material testing, mandatory and non-mandatory as well as non-periodical and periodical voluntary inspections, health, safety and environment (HSE) management system certifications and HSE management training, power and efficiency measurements of the plant as well as occupational health and safety training and data protection consulting, among other services.

While the dismantling of a wind power plant seems more like an afterthought, it is important to give it due consideration. Safety and risk management, as well as the potential environmental impact are key areas operators of such plants need to focus on in the end-of-life phase of their plant. A thorough and careful approach is just as important in the dismantling phase as it is during the planning, construction, and operation of the plant. During and before this critical phase, DEKRA assists with environmental inspections and measurements, mitigating associated risks, plant safety inspections, waste management training as well as health and safety measurements, strategy, and management.

About DEKRA’s Wind Power Services

DEKRA offers a comprehensive service portfolio for wind energy plants that covers all phases along their life cycle: From initial assessments in the planning phase and extensive testing, monitoring, training and management support during construction and procurement to supporting ongoing processes and maintenance during the operation phase as well as health, safety and environmental (HSE) strategy and management and waste disposal instruction when the plant is finally dismantled -our experts always focus on maximum safety, security, and productivity.

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