Certification boost for Siemens 6MW

Siemens’ 6MW offshore wind turbine has received the Provisional Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GLRC).

The award is a key step on the way to final certification for the 6MW machine, which currently has prototypes installed in Denmark and the UK.

The certificate confirms the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes meet "all safety relevant items with the normative references".

GLRC said: “Type certification is required in many countries around the world and is often a condition to apply for international wind power plant tenders.”