International certification company TÜV SÜD has announced that it has completed the certification of the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. The certification was carried out in accordance with the Danish standard BEK 73.
The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, described many times on BalticWind.EU, was officially launched in September 2021. It is currently the largest offshore wind power plant in Scandinavia. Its developer is the Swedish tycoon Vattenfall. The offshore farm is located in the Baltic Sea, 15-40 km from the Danish coast. It consists of 72 wind turbines of 8 MW each, manufactured by Siemens Gamesa. The total capacity of the power plant is 605 MW, which will fulfill the annual energy demand of 600 thousand households.
The TÜV SÜD certification company, has accompanied Vattenfall on the wind project since 2018. The certification of the project was recently completed in accordance with the Danish BEK 73 standard.
“Good cooperation with TÜV SÜD has played an important role in enabling us to complete this ambitious project on time despite the global pandemic, and to commission Kriegers Flak in September 2021”, comments Morten Fjordgaard Jensen, Associate Certification Engineer at Vattenfall.
TÜV SÜD’s task was to certify the design of the foundation structure as well as to supervise and certify the entire production phase and the transport, installation and commissioning phase in accordance with BEK 73 (Executive Order of the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings, No. 73). As part of the certification, TÜV SÜD offshore wind energy experts checked the construction of the wind turbine monopile foundations and the connection to the tower by means of a so-called transitional element. The review of the foundation design had already begun in the summer of 2018 and the design certificate was submitted to Vattenfall in early September 2021.
The certification confirms that the Kriegers Flak wind farm complies with Danish regulations and guarantees the safety of the turbines.