Modification of Wind Turbine
Our Consultancy department has been requested to perform a vendor inspection and has traveled to Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. During the visit, the subcontractor was informed about the deficiencies and a recovery plan was devised. In order to support subcontractors of the Dutch wind turbine manufacturer outside the EU in the future for wind turbine manufacturing, the welding quality assurance, based on European standards, has been converted to AWS D1.1 specifications. This has made it easier to outsource manufacturing activities outside the EU.
The production of a 2MW wind turbine has been outsourced to Brazil as a compensation obligation. In the Netherlands, it has been observed that they are facing welding and inspection challenges in Brazil, causing project delays. All welding and inspection specifications imposed are based on European standards.