DNV has been selected by the Korean Energy Agency (KEA) to deliver Type Certification services for the wind energy market in South Korea.
The certification will be granted according to Korean standards and the international certification scheme IEC.
DNV executive vice president for renewables certification Kim Sandgaard-Mork (pictured) said: “Those ambitious targets in an emerging wind energy market like Korea are creating an increased need for extended risk management via globally recognised certification standards.
“Together with our local certification team headed by Young Min Paik, renewable certification director Korea, DNV is now enabled to work more closely with KEA and its customers throughout the wind turbine certification process, creating trust among stakeholders and enabling a safe and reliable growth of wind energy in South Korea.”
DNV regional director for Asia Pacific Brice Le Gallo said: “As wind parks will increasingly be erected offshore, in greater water depths, harsh climates and remote locations, we observe that wind farm developers are also increasingly insisting on certification as a key risk mitigation measure in the technical due diligence process.”