Today the 3.7% of global electricity is supplied by wind power, the most mature and developed form of renewable energy and its installed capacity grew more than 17% by the end of 2015, reaching 432.9 GW globally. China, the United States, Germany, India and Spain are the world’s leading producers.
These figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) suggest that wind power will continue to be the main new power source in the coming years, both in Europe and in many other regions, including the US and China.
Right now Europe leads the world in term of wind technology. According to the European Wind Energy Association, three out of the world’s top five turbine manufacturers are European.
With more than 15 years’ experience in the wind sector, Applus+ works closely with its clients to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of their facilities, as well as their compliance with applicable regulations, both international and domestic. Over the course of this period, our experts have been involved in more than 100 wind-farm projects and inspected or commissioned more than 2,000 wind turbines worldwide.
The Applus+ Wind Farm Department offers a broad range of services, including Engineering review, Vendor Surveillance, Geotechnical and hydrogeological Studies and surveys, ground engineering, laboratory and on-site ground testing and mining technical assistance; Quality Assurance and Quality Control during Construction (providing Civil, Electrical and Mechanical experts), technical support during Commissioning, and anything related to EHS: Environmental Impact Assessments; Environmental monitoring and H&S support.
Apart from the natural services mentioned, more focused on new constructions, Applus+ Wind Farm Department also offers special services during operation including: predictive maintenance testing, curve power performance analysis and electrical testing and engineering.