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Bureau Veritas, LM Wind Power expand collaboration

Latest framework agreement covers the certification of wind turbine blades to international standards.

The latest agreement between Bureau Veritas -- a global leader in testing, inspection and certification -- and LM Wind Power, a leading supplier of components and services to the wind industry, was the logical "next step" in the companies' evolving business relationship. The new contract follows a successful collaboration between both companies, sharing knowledge and working together to fully understand the requirements and needs. 

“We already have a successful working relationship with Bureau Veritas on our ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, so it was only natural for us to include the rotor blade certification as well," said Frank V. Nielsen, LM Wind Power’s vice president of business development & strategic alliances.  "Based on its large competence base, customer focus and global footprint, Bureau Veritas lives up to our requirements for a value-adding certification, which allows us to deliver a documented and highly reliable product to our customers.” 

John MacAskill, head of Renewables for Europe for Bureau Veritas Certification, cited LM Wind Power's track record, noting that almost one in four blades worldwide is an LM Wind Power blade. "The confidence shown in Bureau Veritas is significant, and we look forward to supporting it in this exciting and growing market," he stated. 

Nielsen says he is confident that the new agreement will benefit LM Wind Power’s customers and the industry in general. In fact, the first certification assignments are already being undertaken, he noted.

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