Cologne / Shanghai, 26-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) recently issued a document establishing market-entry rules about the wind power equipment market that will come into effect on 1 July 2015. These rules are aimed at improving the equipment’s technology and quality as well as at strengthening market monitoring and supervision. The overall objective is to promote the sustainable and sound development of wind power equipment manufacturing industry.
Thanks to its strategic cooperation agreement with China General Certification Center Co. Ltd (CGC) inaugurated in early 2013, TÜV Rheinland – with its massive presence in China – is able to provide certification services that help to ease the entry of wind turbines and components into this key market. In addition, customers can benefit from the expertise of both companies providing support and guidance regarding the current applicable local regulations.
Frank Witte, Global Business Development Manager for Wind Energy at TÜV Rheinland, said: “We are happy to be one of the first foreign companies that are capable of delivering this kind of services to customers interested in selling their equipment in China. As a reliable partner with a global network TÜV Rheinland can create added value both for our clients and the Chinese market as we will be able to deliver support for maintaining high international standards”.
Despite a slowdown in China’s economic growth, the development of wind energy continues to impress. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, more than 23 gigawatts of wind power capacity were installed in China in 2014 alone, which represents 45 percent of the total capacity installed worldwide. Hence, China stays the worldwide No 1 wind market. This stunning development made a change in regulations necessary in order to ensure an adequate level of quality standard. Companies that do not comply with these regulations leads can be fined or even restricted from placing their products on the market in China.
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