Windflow Technology Gains ISO
27 June 2008
Windflow Technology has gained ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Windflow 500 wind turbine design, development, and production, as well as the activities involved in the installation and servicing of the turbines at wind farms such as Te Rere Hau on the outskirts of Palmerton North.
Windflow CEO Geoff Henderson said, “ The company’s ISO
9001:2000 achievement is a forerunner to achieving certification to International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) WT01:2001, a standard that has required a
massive commitment in terms of time and focus and is now within reach.”
Windflow Technology elected to go for the most stringent IEC wind turbine standard, Version 3 Class 1A, which the company understands no other turbine manufacturer in the world has yet achieved. The majority of the design documentation and type testing reports have been completed and submitted to the certifying body, Lloyds Register, and there are no major engineering issues to address.
The ISO 9001 certification is regarded by many as a baseline activity for companies moving into international trade and export arrangements. The International Organisation for Standardisation better known as ISO falls into the same bracket of international standards as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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International standards and their use in technical regulations on products, production methods and services play an important role in sustainable development and trade facilitation through the promotion of safety, quality and technical compatibility.
With the increasing globalisation of markets, International Standards as opposed to regional or national standards have become critical to the trading process ensuring a level playing field for exports.