HYDRUS 2.0 - the new generation of ultrasonic water meters

HYDRUS 2.0 - the new generation of ultrasonic water meters

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South African deputy minister optimistic about Africa-Japan future investment collaboration

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More opportunities for investment exist in Africa for Japan if the recently concluded African Continental Free Trade Area agreement that...

Nokian Tyres adds new size to Nokian Armor Gard 2 tyre

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Monday, 15 October 2018 09:00

Nokian Tyres has added a new size - 11.00-20 - to the Nokian Armor Gard 2, thereby making the tyre capable of...

Extending the life of mine beyond its life as a mine

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Monday, 15 October 2018 07:30

The last thing on the minds of workers at the oldest-known mine on archaeological record some 43,000 years ago in...

AfDB publishes newly harmonised “Additionality” framework

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:00

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have published a harmonised framework for assessing additionality in...

IIS attacks spiked to 1.7mn from 2,000 in a quarter: eSentire report

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:00

Internet Information Services (IIS) attacks showed a 782x increase, from 2,000 to 1.7mn, since the last quarter, according to a...

Rising temperatures will push millions in Africa into poverty and hunger, warns IPCC

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:00

The world needs to carve a pathway to limit global warming to 1.5°C, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

East Africa's construction output set to expand

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Investment in infrastructure construction is set to expand at a rapid pace in East Africa. In the three largest markets...

Nuix partner programme to expedite expansion plan in the EMEA region

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:30

Nuix, a cybersecurity, risk, and compliance software company, has announced the launch of a new partner programme in line with...

HIMOINSA develops voltage transformer substations in 10ft and 20ft containers

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 08:09

HIMOINSA has built voltage transformer substations in 10ft and 20ft containers, making transformation possible by increasing the voltage of four...

Market access is still a challenge for black industrialists: BIS beneficiaries

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Friday, 05 October 2018 14:00

The beneficiaries of Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS) told the South African government that market access and penetration of established industries...

Africa's construction industry set to grow at fastest rate over next five years

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Sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest growing construction industry among all major regions in the world over the next five...

DNV GL commissions operation of world’s largest industrial explosion chamber

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 17:00

DNV GL, a quality assurance and risk management company, has commissioned the operation of a versatile unit for large explosion...

World Bank: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa slower than expected

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:38

Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth is slower than expected, according to the...

Orca Gold announces a maiden resource at the Koné Prospect

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:30

Orca Gold Inc has announced an inferred maiden mineral resource estimate at the Koné Prospect, on the Morondo Licence, and...

Akselos closes US$10mn funding round

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:07

Predictive digital twin pioneer Akselos has announced the completion of a US$10mn financing round led by Innogy Ventures, with Shell...

ABB receives DNV GL component certificate for wind turbine converters

Certificate handover ABB DNVThe ABB DNV Certificate handover. (Image source: six degrees pr)The certification confirms that the ACS880-87LC converter is designed, documented and manufactured according to the GL-IV-1:2010 Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines

 

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has received DNV GL component certification for its ACS880-87LC wind turbine converter. DNV GL’s certification process according to the GL-IV-1:2010 Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines involved detailed assessments of ABB’s design, manufacturing, quality management, and testing procedures and facilities.

The ACS880-87LC is a full power, liquid cooled wind turbine converter. It is suitable for on and offshore turbines and its compact size facilitates nacelle and tower installation. Rated from 1.5 to 8 MW, the modular converter is configured back-to-back and can be used with both induction and permanent magnet generators. Direct torque control ensures fast and accurate generator control and grid code compliance. This wind turbine has been installed across Africa and has the potential to be utilised across the continent. 

The certificate was presented on September 27 at the WindEnergy event in Hamburg, Germany. It was handed over by Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Head of Section Electrical Systems at DNV GL and received by ABB’s Petri Maksimainen, product manager for full power converters.

According to Petri Maksimainen, “Certification gives customers the added confidence that our converter is a high quality, reliable product. It also confirms that the converter meets all the relevant technical standards and requirements, which will make it easier for OEMs to secure certification for their turbines.”

Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz added: “We are pleased to continue our longstanding work with ABB and support their effort in demonstrating the high level of quality of their components to the wind energy industry. As it is issued by an independent certification body, the component certificate strengthens trust in the reliability of ABB’s converter, which has been designed to the highest quality and security standards. We look forward to working with ABB again in the future.”

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