Services for large and small wind turbines and supply chain components.
Wind turbine manufacturers deal with a distinct set of challenges. They must balance the demands of regulatory authorities, developers, investors and insurers; manage the high up-front investment typically required to bring products to market; and factor in to their development or commissioning plans a performance-testing process that can be both long and unpredictable and yet must still be insightful and consider the longer-term operating and maintenance phases.
UL provides services aimed at helping cut through the complexity of bringing wind-powered equipment to the global market. For complex projects, we offer a modular approach that allows specific deliverables to be completed in smaller phases, making it easier to stay within budget and meet deadline milestones and to align specific services with the product development timeline instead of engaging UL only at the end.
UL’s world-class wind testing site provides excellent environmental conditions and on-site technical support that delivers quick, reliable results and reduced time-to-market. UL provides a single test program that achieves global certifications based upon a manufacturer’s unique needs.
UL provides safety, performance and function testing services for the assessment of wind turbines and wind turbine components that must comply with international, national and regional regulations and standards—such as UL 6142 , AWEA 9.1, IEC 61400-2, MCS-006, JSWTA 0001 and CAN/CSA 61400-2—as well as meet the needs of insurers, developers and investors. Our services cover many areas in project development for planning and engineering, construction and commissioning, and operations and maintenance. For example, we offer due diligence assessments—including wind measurement services to gauge wind potential for a specific site—and energy yield assessment services for single wind turbines and wind farms.
We also offer measurement services and instrumentation solutions to assess the power quality characteristics and grid compliance of wind turbines and wind farms, the acoustic noise emission of wind turbines, and the power performance and mechanical loads of wind turbines and wind turbine components. We provide sensor calibration services, provisioning of wind energy measurement equipment and training courses for industry professionals.
UL customers can discuss their needs directly with an experienced engineer in order to ensure that all of their technical needs are fully understood and met. Our global presence allows us to provide localized services, in the local language, in all the primary manufacturing centers around the globe as well as accelerated access to the world marketplace.
Find the right service within the UL offering and learn how it meets your particular needs.
- Component Certification
- Field Inspection Service
- Performance Certification
- Pre-certification Review
- Quality Conformance Training
- Risk Identification and Management Audits
- Safety Certification
- Sustainability Service
- Sustainable Company Certification
- Workplace Health and Safety Advisory Services