Intertek is recognized as a certification body in India for Wind Turbines under India’s Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) program. This expands Intertek’s global renewable energy capabilities, allowing manufacturers across Europe, China, and India to take advantage of Intertek’s industry-leading response time, capacity, and expertise.
On March 18, 2014, Intertek was enlisted as a certification body by C-WET, an autonomous research and development institution under the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), which serves as the technical focal point of excellence to foster the development of wind power in India.
“Intertek is excited to become a certification body by C-WET, and looking forward to a productive partnership with this important program,” said Sunny Rai, Regional Vice President for Renewable Energy at Intertek. “Wind power is a rapidly evolving industry and it is more important than ever for manufacturers selling or installing wind power in India to understand the applicable regulations and standards. Intertek will continue to expand our breadth of services to support manufacturers’ need to quickly launch the highest quality new products in the global marketplace.”
Intertek now joins a select group of certification bodies recognized by C-WET to test and certify complete Wind Turbine Generator Systems (WTGs) per IEC international standards and GL Guidelines for safety and performance of wind turbines.
By cooperating with this knowledge-based institution, Intertek’s services now align with C-WET’s goal to find complete solutions to address challenges and opportunities across the entire spectrum of the wind energy sector. Intertek’s services to the wind power industry include type certification, type testing, design review, compliance planning, component evaluation, field labelling, on-site inspection, and performance characteristics reports.
Mr. Rajesh Saigal, Intertek’s Managing Director for South Asia, said, “Energy from wind holds high promise in India as a non-conventional energy source that can supplement grid power generation. C-WET is envisioned to foster development of wind energy in the country, and Intertek is committed to offering the highest level of service to the wind energy market.”
Intertek recommends manufacturers doing business in, or considering export to, India conduct testing and demonstrate compliance to standards, as evaluation of these factors is a required for compliance with applicable regulations. Conducting an assessment of international regulations during the research and development phase of a new wind energy product will strengthen a manufacturer’s competitive edge globally.