African Review weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

African Review weekly digest -…

Monday, 24 April 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review , from 17 - 21 April 2017

Financial risk interview with Senior Advisor of The Currency Exchange Fund

Financial risk interview with …

Friday, 21 April 2017 07:57

“The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom, it is an example where development and private interests are fully...

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egypt

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boo…

Friday, 21 April 2017 07:25

A new purchase power agreement will deliver 400 MW of electricity to Egypt, replacing about 350,000 tons of carbon emissions The...

Abuja Airport reopens early

Abuja Airport reopens early

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:32

The airport in Abuja, Nigeria, has reopened after being closed for six weeks for urgent repairs to its runway

Cross-border power can help Africa overcome low electricity supply rates

Cross-border power can help Af…

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:28

With the recent announcement of an ambitious power project to connect Cape Town and Cairo within the next three years,...

60 years of BOMAG: The success story continues

60 years of BOMAG: The success…

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:12

BOMAG GmbH, the specialist in road construction, asphalt and soil compaction, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year

Trimble introduces the next generation of grade control for excavators and dozers

Trimble introduces the next ge…

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:21

Trimble Earthworks grade control platform transforms machine control with integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics

Lesotho’s diamond mining ambitions are on the up once again

Lesotho’s diamond mining ambit…

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:17

At the Liqhobong mine recently, operator Firestone Diamonds announced its largest gemstone find yet, sparking optimism that there could be...

Konecranes and Demag join forces

Konecranes and Demag join forc…

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:39

Following the finalisation of the Konecranes’ worldwide acquisition of Terex MHPS, which in effect is Demag Cranes, Hoists, Material Handling...

Gambia welcomes UNCTAD’s recommendations to improve the investment climate

Gambia welcomes UNCTAD’s recom…

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:29

High-level government officials, private sector representatives, and development partners participated in the presentation of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review of the...

Nexus Gold announce Phase 2 drilling underway at Niangouela, Burkina Faso

Nexus Gold announce Phase 2 dr…

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:02

Nexus Gold Corp has announced the completion of its phase one diamond drill program at the 178-square kilometer Niangouela exploration...

Faymonville group has acquired Industrie Cometto S.p.A

Faymonville group has acquired…

Friday, 14 April 2017 07:52

Faymonville, the manufacturer of semi-trailers for the special haulage industry reached an agreement last month to acquire a 100 per...

Ivanplats begin construction for Shaft 2 at the Platreef platinum-group metals, nickel, copper and gold mine in South Africa

Ivanplats begin construction f…

Thursday, 13 April 2017 07:28

Shaft 2 to be Platreef's main production shaft with a hoisting capacity of six million tonnes a year

ConMin West Africa picks up pace ahead of June opening

ConMin West Africa picks up pa…

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:34

As ConMin West Africa's opening ceremony draws closer, national and international players and businesses are set to touch down in...

African Review weekly digest - 3 - 7 April

African Review weekly digest -…

Monday, 10 April 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on africanreview.com from 3 - 7 April 2017

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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