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GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has been chosen by AMSC to conduct the A-Design Assessment of its 5.5 MW full conversion offshore wind turbine (WT5000FC).

GL RC says the A-Design Assessment comprises a thorough evaluation of the turbine, ensuring that it meets the requirements of GL RC's "Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2005," which addresses the safety philosophy, quality assurance and engineering integrity of the turbine, and verifies that the turbine complies with the standard in terms of its load assumptions and design.

"Especially for complex offshore projects, it is important that independent third-party certification bodies confirm that a turbine can be expected to last for its planned lifetime," says Andreas Schroeter, managing director of GL RC

AMSC's turbine uses an electrical individual pitch control system design. It is available in 50 Kz or 60 Hz, for various climate conditions, and in different hub heights, rotor diameters and blade types.




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