Each turbine at the wind farm has a capacity of 1.65 MW IEC Class IIB machine with a blade diameter of 82 m. After a six-month long completion period, the Theni Wind Farm was officially opened in May, 2010.
Acting as contract engineer during project execution, SGS was responsible for ensuring that all activities were carried out at the site by the contractor in line with the final agreement. In doing so, SGS supervised the quality of construction works, the fulfillment of the technical parameters and kept the project within the scheduled time and contracted price.
To minimize the client's risks, SGS provided dedicated project monitoring including milestone monitoring, soil investigation report review, document review, confirmation of incoming materials and equipment and final machine commissioning. SGS worked closely with the teams from Vestas and CLP and presented progress reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to ensure that 100% quality was maintained without accepting any quality or budget related compromises.
Throughout challenging conditions such as frequent rain during the initial part of the project, inadequate infrastructure to transport the equipment and laborious land clearance works, the project was completed on time and on budget. SGS assembled the appropriate team of experts and placed them permanently on site in order to implement and execute the project in accordance with the requirements of the client. During this process, SGS supervised all construction related activities from checking the location of foundations through to the review of excavation related activities until witnessing the concrete testing.
The project was rounded up with electrical related works. In this task, SGS was responsible for ensuring proper installation of the transformers, the fuse, the surge arrester, stringing work, grounding and generator. SGS verified that the protection systems, control panel, power panel, cable, internal and external line met the requirements set in the drawings and specifications.
In addition to Vestas' acknowledgement, the Theni Wind Farm project was also audited by the CLP Hong Kong team and named as CLP's best facility in terms of quality and safety standards.
About SGS Wind Energy Services
SGS Wind Energy Services works as an independent project surveyor and offers verification, inspection, supervision, testing and certification services worldwide for onshore and offshore wind farm projects. Through providing experienced staff and technical expertise in wind technology, SGS aims to improve trust in wind farm projects and secure the high quality of wind farms.
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