GL RC certifies CG’s transformer with SLIM® design for offshore application

Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, News, Pollution, Regulatory — By on November 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Holger Trecksel, Head of Business Development and Sales, GL RC hands the certificate over to Yves Vanlinthout from CG.

Holger Trecksel, Head of Business Development and Sales, GL RC hands the certificate over to Yves Vanlinthout from CG.

Frankfurt/Germany, 21 November 2013 – Transformer manufacturer CG has received certification from GL Renewables Certifcation (GL RC) for its liquid immersed SLIM® and “Bio-SLIM® distribution transformer”. The hermetically sealedtransformer is also available with a bio-degradable transformer fluid which reduces the risk of pollution at environmentally sensitive locations, such as offshore. The certification was carried out according to GL’s Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012.

At EWEA Offshore in Frankfurt, Holger Trecksel, Head of Sales and Business Development GL RC, handed the certificate over to Yves Vanlinthout from CG. “The certification demonstrates that CG’s transformer has been designed, documented, manufactured and tested in conformity with latest technical requirements documented in GL RC’s Offshore Guideline,“ explains Holger Trecksel. GL RC assessed the transformer in terms of its system design, the implementation of design requirements in Production and Erection (IPE) and CG’s quality system.

Picture from left to right: Holger Trecksel, Head of Business Development and Sales, GL RC hands the certificate over to Yves Vanlinthout from CG.

About CG

CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings. For more information, please visit: www.cgglobal.com.

About GL Renewables Certification
GL Renewables Certification has issued guidelines which cover testing conditions, safety systems and quality requirements, for both onshore and offshore installations, in a variety of technical fields. For owners, manufacturers, operators, supplier firms, investors, banks and insurance companies alike certification is an important prerequisite for safe, reliable and highly productive facilities. GL Renewables Certification has offices in Germany, North America, India and China, and employs 185 people worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.gl-group.com/glrenewables

As of 12 September 2013, DNV and GL have merged to form DNV GL 
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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