For investors, asset owners and financial institutions unidentified risks or defects in industrial plants can cause concern.
TÜV SÜD offers technical service solutions and consultancy services to the power industry, to achieve power plant optimisation and profit on investment.
Optimising performance for conventional power plants
TÜV SÜD helps clients to optimise the performance of power plants, in order to achieve emission goals. The company will evaluate local conditions and a range of technical options to find the best solution.
TÜV SÜD can also provide advice on the operational performance of existing power plants. It aims to reduce costs, as well as provide Fit for Carbon Capture certificates and guidance on lifetime extension and retrofit plans.
For newly built power plants, the company offers engineer services and identifies ways to improve efficiency, availability and safety without compromising regulations.
TÜV SÜD offers the following services in conventional power:
- Owner’s engineer services
- Lifetime assessment and extension (LTA)
- Asset integrity management (AIM)
- Risk-based inspection and maintenance (RBI)
- Risk management
- hazard and operability (HAZOP) procedure
- Performance test
- Non-destructive testing
- Failure analysis (RCFA)
- Due diligence
- Licensing, consenting and environment
- Grid services
Nuclear power safety and operations
TÜV SÜD has expertise in the safe operation of nuclear power plants, by focusing on maintaining the safety of workers, the environment and the public.
The company aims to optimise maintenance processes, and provide regular inspections and supervision to increase availability.
TÜV SÜD provides comprehensive services throughout the plant lifecycle, from licensing and operation to decommissioning and waste disposal. The company supports clients in meeting safety requirements for nuclear power plants.
Available services for the nuclear power sector include:
- Power plant decommissioning, design and construction
- Licensing and operations for nuclear power plants
- Radiation protection
- Safety assessment of nuclear installations
- Nuclear waste management
- Risk management
Renewable energy project management
TÜV SÜD partners with stakeholders in renewable energy from the conceptual phase through to construction, grid connection and operation.
The company’s suite of assessment, project management, quality assurance and risk management solutions ensures the safety, quality, bankability and operational efficiency of renewable installations while reducing costs incurred through maintenance downtime.
TÜV SÜD offers a wide range of services in renewable energy, including bankability studies, site assessment, yield studies, licensing, consenting and environment, final acceptance testing and performance ratio assessment.
It also offers photovoltaic plant certification, balance of system component testing and certification, module testing and certification, construction monitoring, in-service inspection, grid services, wind turbine and component certification, resource analysis, project development and delivery for wind farms, QHSE services and operations and asset management (O&AM).
About TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD is a leading technical service organistion, which works with clients worldwide.
The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Developers, operators, industrial plant engineers and non-destructive testing (NDT) coordinators require NDT consultancy and testing services to check for weaknesses in a wide range of power plant systems and components.
Without a qualified inspection process, a new-build or rehabilitation project could suffer from unidentified risks and defects during construction, leading to potential unforeseen loss of revenue.
Over the last two decades, the offshore wind energy sector has experienced a steady decrease in the average cost of wind power energy, due largely to the increased size of wind turbines.
Worldwide demand for energy is predicted to spike by 49% over the next 15 years, and fossil fuel plants are expected to shoulder the bulk of the load.