A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between DNV GL and Chinese Qualification Certification (CQC) focuses on the new standards and regulations that will start from 1 July 2015.

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) proposed the new regulations to make sure high quality of the installed wind turbines and parts.

NEA has the right to levy penalty and even restrict the companies from selling in the local market for failing to comply with the new regulations

The MoU will result in the acceptance of DNV GL certificates in the region.

CQC will issue local type and component certification based on DNV GL’s existing certificates and certain necessary supplementary assessment as per the Chinese standards.

DNV GL director and service area leader for renewables certification Mike Woebbeking said: "The agreement with CQC provides a detailed solution to our existing and new customers to be in compliance with the new standards released by the NEA, such as the ‘GB / Z25458-2010 wind turbine qualified certification rules and procedures’.

"By working with international certification bodies, we believe players from in- and outside China will be encouraged to invest in the Chinese wind market and accelerate the growth of clean energy in China."

China invested about $90bn into its solar and wind sectors in 2014. The country’s total wind power capacity is reported to be bigger than that of the UK’s entire electricity supply.

Image: DNV GL certificates will provide basic compliance with new Chinese wind power regulations. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL AS.