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Intertek receives SCC accreditation for large and small wind turbines in Canada


January 23, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

January 23, 2012 – Intertek announced last week that it has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to perform large and small wind turbine certifications for the Canadian market to the CAN/CSA C61400 series of standards for design, safety and performance.

The new SCC accreditation adds to Intertek’s existing Canadian accreditations for electrical safety and performance of large and small wind turbines and components. The new accreditation completes its full-service solution for wind turbines in North America and provides manufacturers increased options for safety and performance requirements without causing interruption in business or a slowdown in turbine certification, the company assured.

“More than ever, the wind turbine market is changing at a rapid pace and manufacturers must meet standards in order to remain competitive,” said Troy Hewitt, Global Wind Energy Business line leader for Intertek. “Intertek is committed to helping manufacturers for both large and small wind deliver compliant products with independently verified performance.”

Intertek currently holds several wind energy accreditations by IAS, A2LA, UKAS and is an OSHA NRTL for wind energy products. Intertek is accredited to test to global standards including AWEA, BWEA (MCS), IEC, UL, CSA.

“In order to remain competitive, large and small wind manufacturers in North America must think globally and have the ability to continue operations and ensure that turbines are compliant,” said Hewitt. “Organic industry growth for the evolving renewable market combined with our commitment to helping turbine manufacturers achieve an even faster, safer market entry will ensure robust and higher-performing turbines for end users.”