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Intertek recognised as wind turbine certification body in India

UK inspection firm Intertek is enlisted as India wind turbine certification body under Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) program

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Intertek said C-WET recognising it as a wind turbine certification body in India will expand its global wind capabilities

UK inspection company Intertek has become a certification body for wind turbines in India. Intertek, which has headquarters in London, has been enlisted as a wind turbine certification body in India, under the BRIC country’s Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) program.

C-WET is an autonomous research and development institution under the Indian government Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It serves as the technical focal point of excellence to foster the development of wind power in India.

Intertek said being recognised as a certification body for wind turbines in India by C-WET will expand the company’s global renewable energy capabilities. This will allow manufacturers across Europe, China, and India to take advantage of Intertek's industry-leading response time, capacity, and expertise, the company said.

Sunny Rai, regional vice president for renewable energy at Intertek, said he was looking forward to a productive partnership with the “important program” and help wind developers in India understand the BRIC country’s regulations and standards.  

“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,” Rai said. “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's services to the wind power industry include type certification, type testing, design review and compliance planning, as well as component evaluation, field labelling, on-site inspection and performance characteristics reports. Intertek said by cooperating with the C-WET institution, the company’s services now align with its goal to find complete solutions to address challenges and opportunities across the entire spectrum of the wind energy sector.

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."