The WindGuard Group delivers important 2019 targets despite the demanding German market conditions.
Deutsche WindGuard GmbH head of business development Leif Rehfeldt said: “Certainly the German market is not easy at the moment but we have nevertheless achieved important goals in our core services.
“Our Technical Management has skipped the 600MW mark in 2019 and our accredited inspection body is currently carrying out one of the most comprehensive offshore inspection projects since WindGuard was founded.”
WindGuard has also achieved excellent results in other areas, such as the wind tunnel centre in Varel.
WindGuard Varel wind tunnel centre operations manager Catharina Herold said: “The MEASNET recognition process for our fourth calibration wind tunnel is in its final stages, and we have put our newly built fifth calibration wind tunnel into operation.
“We are especially proud that we will significantly reduce the measurement uncertainty for flow speed measurements in the near future.”
“We are well-prepared for the increase in calibration of wind vanes and ultrasonic anemometers, which we are currently registering. This year, we have already calibrated around 12,000 wind sensors from a wide range of manufacturers for customers worldwide.”
WindGuard-offered calibration of remote sensing devices was also very popular among their clients. This year, the first commercial orders for the calibration of nacelle Lidars have already arrived.
The medium-sized company based in Varel, Lower Saxony, Germany, has offices in India, China and the US. Leif Rehfeldt commented: “International markets have played an important role for us since the company was founded.
“Through our international offices, we have further supported and expanded these activities. Especially in difficult times on our domestic market, we are particularly benefiting from our strong positioning in the international environment.”
The wind measurements and site power curve testing departments also reported progress. Deutsche WindGuard Consulting managing director Axel Albers said: “We are pleased to receive large orders for power performance measurements in the US and Sweden.
“One measurement in Sweden is particularly interesting as it uses ground-based Lidar and numerical site calibration without mast.
“In addition, there are several prototype tests on current WTG types with rotor diameters of up to 180m and many wind resource measurements in countries that have not yet been developed in terms of wind energy.”
Rehfeldt explained: “At the same time, we have further optimised our internal corporate structures.
“In addition to the switch of our accredited testing and calibration laboratories to the latest version of ISO 17025:2018, we have now combined our previous quality management system with a safety management system in accordance with ISO 45001 and built an integrated management system.”
Deutsche WindGuard will attend HUSUM Wind 2019 Fair, taking place on 10-13 September in Husum, Germany. As a true HUSUM veteran, the company will present the entire range of services, from consulting, site assessments and technical management to the measurement and certification of wind turbines.
A special focus will be placed on the wind farm management software WONDER 3.0 that manages assets with an extent of more than 5,000MW.
Deutsche WindGuard Systems managing director Falko Feßer said: “WONDER meets the current requirements of the German market environment with intuitive TR 10 support.
“In addition, we continue to promote the development of technical management 2.0, e.g., through our innovative watchdog workflow with intelligent machine learning modules.”
Visit WindGuard Stand C14 in Hall 2 to meet the company’s representatives and watch WONDER live presentations.
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