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Inspections of Renewable Energy Sources (Photovoltaics, Wind Parks, Biogas)
Brief Description

TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS is synonymous with securing investments in Renewable Energy Sources. TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS has extensive experience and specialisation in inspecting and certifying energy projects, having already collaborated with the largest companies, active in installations and production of electrical energy from conventional and renewable energy sources, both in Greece and abroad.

 

Detailed Description

Photovoltaics:

TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS is Accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D.) for the initial and periodic inspection of PV installations, in accordance with IEC 62446 standard, and offers the following services:

  • Inspection and certification of array mounting structures for photovoltaic systems. Issuance of certificates for the conformity of the structural design with Eurocodes 1, 3 & 9 and the Hellenic Antiseismic Regulation and other national standards, as applicable.
  • Initial and periodic inspections in accordance with IEC 62446-1:2016 and ΕΝ 62446:2009 standards (services accredited by E.SY.D.). Issuance of accredited certificate regarding conformance of the construction with the standard in force at the time.
  • Visual inspections of construction (mounting structures, cables, impermeability of materials, clamps).
  • Infrared tests performed by certified thermographs (electrical panels, cables, PV arrays).
  • Low Voltage checks and measurements (in accordance with IEC 62446, IEC 60364, HD 384, EN 62305 standards).
  • Medium and High Voltage checks and measurements (transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, surge protectors, earthing systems, cables).
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Expertise and error identification.
  • Due diligence.
  • PR calculation according to IEC 61724.
  • On-site panel performance measurements.

 

Wind Parks:

TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas services in the field of wind parks are the following:

  • Implementation of independent energy studies
  • Investment assessment
  • Technical consultant services
  • Check of the completeness of the technical documentation and review of the study according to international standards
  • Check of the accompanying works study
  • Assessment of the civil engineer’s work as well as electrical and mechanical installations
  • Assessment of the electrical design and connection works
  • Inspection of the implementation of the wind park application study
  • On-site inspection and certification of the installation by qualified inspectors
  • Issuance of final certificate of conformity of the installation with the requirements of the approved study and international standards
  • Periodic reinspections of wind parks to ensure the reliability of the installation (infrared inspection of installations, checks of blades, towers, gear boxes, vibrations, electrical measurements, safety measures)
  • Periodic inspections of lifting machinery
  • Medium and High Voltage checks and measurements (transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, surge protectors, earthing systems, cables).
  • Special medium and high voltage measurements
  • Due diligence
  • Expertise

 

Biogas:

The TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS services in the field of biogas plants are the following:

  • Implementation of independent energy studies
  • Investment assessment
  • Technical consultancy services
  • Initial inspection of the project’s implementation study
  • Inspection of lightning protection and earthing study
  • Supervision during the installation and commissioning of the CHP unit
  • Monitoring the concrete production process (in the factory)
  • Monitoring the electrical tests
  • Monitoring commissioning and trial operation
  • Medium and High Voltage checks and measurements (transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, surge protectors, earthing systems, cables).
  • Special medium and high voltage measurements
  • Due diligence
  • Expertise

 

Experience:

All TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS inspectors have been trained appropriately to ensure the quality of the projects. They also possess extensive experience in inspecting energy production projects using Renewable Energy Sources, by participating in the inspections of hundreds of installations in recent years in Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and Romania. Inspectors are regularly assessed in accordance with the internal procedures of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS and the ISO 17020 accreditation.

 

Who Is it Addressed To?

The comprehensive inspection services of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS are intended for:

  • Investors in Renewable Sources
  • Construction Companies
  • Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Medium and High Voltage Substations
  • Electric Power Plants

 

Who Do I Contact for the Certification?

Renewable Energy Sources Department, Contact Person: Mr. Nikos Kavvadias, tel. no.: +30 210 5220920, ext. 140