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Brussels, Belgium, 2022/02/16 - Tractebel DOC and TÜV SÜD have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services - TuvSud.com.
With a history of successful collaboration, TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have announced their plan to expand and intensify their joint activities in offshore wind energy. The partnership supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and SDG 17 - cross-sector and cross-border partnerships - in particular.
The partners will bring their specific strengths to the venture to win new projects in new markets and new customers in established markets. They will work together to develop further innovative services in areas such as marine warranty surveying and serve as a one-stop shop for wide-ranging packages of life-cycle services for offshore wind turbines and wind farms. The agreement is valid until the end of 2025, with possibility of extension.
A history of successful collaboration
Tractebel DOC and TÜV SÜD and have already collaborated successfully with French electricity transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d'Electricité, S.A. (RTE). Their collaboration spanned three export transmission cable projects aimed at connecting France’s first offshore wind farms – Banc de Guérande Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp and Courseulles-Sur-Mer, with a total of over 150 wind turbines – to the French electricity network. Now the two companies have announced their plan to expand and intensify their joint activities towards a carbon-neutral future.
Tractebel DOC: Offshore wind experts
Tractebel DOC GmbH (tractebel-engie.com) is a global engineering company advising customers on the development and implementation of projects in the renewable energy sector, primarily projects in the fields of offshore wind energy and submarine transmission cables. In addition to engineering tasks at various project stages, Tractebel DOC experts also provide surveillance and monitoring during component manufacturing and on-board ships during offshore operations. Tractebel acquired DOC GmbH in 2018, thereby strengthening its position in the offshore wind sector.
TÜV SÜD: World leader in testing, inspection and certification
With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD (tuvsud.com) is among the world’s leading providers of testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services. Its experts draw on comprehensive and multidisciplinary expertise and experience in the fields of onshore and offshore wind energy. The company’s service portfolio includes tests, inspections and assessments of wind turbines and sub-stations as well as technical sub-systems and components. TÜV SÜD supports planners, manufacturers, installers, investors and operators by providing a full scope of life-cycle services from project design and development, manufacturing, installation and operation to lifetime extension and dismantling.
“I am delighted about this cooperation,” affirms Reiner Block, CEO of the Industry Service Division of TÜV SÜD. “Drawing on our pooled international and interdisciplinary expertise and our independent status, we can supply extensive service packages and innovative services tailored to the special needs of our customers in the offshore wind energy industry, and thereby advance the decarbonisation of our energy supply one step further.”