Wind turbines in a field

Wind energy

Develop sustainable and unlimited energy from the power of the wind

 

Wind power is an energy source making it possible to produce electricity using the force of the wind. 
In 2019, global wind power capacity grew by 19% (World Energy Council sources). Beyond economic and environmental factors, wind power is part of the diversification of energy sources. This technology is therefore the focus of strategies to develop new electricity capacity and represents many challenges for all stakeholders.
 
Apave and its experts can help you control your risks on a daily basis.

Your challenges related

to risk management

Your challenges related to human risks

  • The safety of people in complex environments (open sea, mountains)
  • The safety of staff working on construction sites and preventing risks related to co-activity


  Your challenges related to technical risks

  • Integrity of facilities 
  • Control of risks related to installing and maintaining wind turbines by considering unexpected climatic events

 

Your challenges related to environmental risks

  • Measuring environmental impacts of construction across all project phases
  • Recycling materials at end-of-life

 

Your challenges related to Digital and Technological risks

  • Technological innovations to cover variations in electricity production and storage
  • Managing your cybersecurity risks and safeguarding your data
     

By controlling all these risks, businesses in the energy sector will be able to develop new, more environmentally-friendly and more decarbonised production and consumption systems worldwide, to contribute to tomorrow's world.


NO SAFETY, NO SUSTAINABLE PROGRESS

Did you know?

At present, the French wind park is exclusively on land, but 7 offshore wind farms are under development. These farms are due to be commissioned between 2022 and 2027.

The complete Apave offer
to meet your challenges

Apave supports all stakeholders in the wind turbine facility market, helping them respond safely to all the challenges related to their activity, by means of:

 

  • Cutting-edge expertise and seasoned field experience combined with thorough knowledge of current regulations
  • An objective opinion thanks to our third-party status
  • A single point of contact throughout all your projects to facilitate communication and streamline exchanges
  • Expertise covering the entire life cycle of wind turbine facilities (design, construction, tests, operation, modifications, renovation and deconstruction, upgrading) and training of staff working on site
 

You work in the design/study phase of wind turbines

  • Administrative and technical management of applications for preliminary authorisation of projects (feasibility study, ecological inventory, environmental assessment, implications of the water law, acoustic modelling, etc.)
  • Risk analyses (ICPE [classified installation for environmental protection] site, conduct hazard studies) 
  • Sizing of facilities to optimise performance and prevent risks
  • Quality Monitoring: Quality Control process and process monitoring
  • Feasibility study
  • Ecological inventory
  • Environmental assessment
  • Acoustic modelling
  • Training: Build with acoustic and environmental performance requirements
  • Qualification tests on wind turbine blades and transformers by our subsidiary Sopemea

You work on the construction or renovation of wind turbine facilities

Your challenge: controlling costs and deadlines while ensuring safety on the site and of the environment

  • Technical Inspection during Construction
  • Carbon footprint
  • Design analysis
  • Operating instruction sheets
  • ARF ETF lightning
  • CTC
  • Health & Safety in the design and construction phase
  • Inspect fitting of electrical conduits
  • Environmental monitoring of the construction site
  • Lifting adequacy assistance
  • CE compliance of machines (RNA)
  • Training: Understand the rules of lightning and surge protection, handling and lifting CACES [safe operation certificate], electrical qualification, Workplace first-aider (SST), Working at height

You are involved in the acceptance of wind turbine facilities

Your challenge: ensuring technical and regulatory compliance, as well as technical and environmental performance

  • Compliance verification (ENR compliance certificate)
  • Acoustic measurements
  • Check of plug circuit
  • Electrical installations VI 
  • CONSUEL
  • installation of anchoring devices
  • Suitability for lifting
  • Check before lifting and commissioning
  • Training: Electrical qualification, CACES [safe operation certificate], handling and lifting, Workplace first-aider (SST), Working at height

You work during the operation and maintenance of Wind turbine facilities

Your challenge: assessing the condition of the facility and carrying out the necessary maintenance work

  • Operational safety study
  • Electrical installations VP
  • Ageing of HV cables
  • Ageing of dielectric analysis / SFRA transformers
  • High voltage relay tests
  • Periodic check of lifting and anchoring devices
  • Preliminary check (return to service lifting)
  • Ultrasonic bolt tightening test
  • Vibration test / END verticality check on drums (ACFM, etc.)
  • Certification: System (ISO 9001 / ISO 19443), Environment (ISO 14001), Health & Safety at Work (ISO 45001), Human (skills), Equipment (Qualification via CbyApave)
  • Training: Working at height, Workplace first-aider (SST), electrical qualification, isolated worker, Live working, Maintaining a lightning protection facility

You work during the deconstruction of wind turbine facilities

  • Support for site renovation (assistance to the contracting engineer, LNE certification, polluted sites and soils)
  • Advice on industrial waste
  • Waste survey before demolition
  • Waste analyses
  • Training: Understand the challenges and constraints of a polluted site and soil 

Why choose

Apave?

confidence

Independent third party body working for an even safer industry. Apave experts advise you and provide bespoke response to your challenges. Recognised for its knowledge of risk management for 150 years, Apave supports its customers in a shared progress approach, for a safer and more sustainable world.

expertise

The skills of our field teams. Knowledge of technical and environmental regulations. Drawing on our experience, we work on a daily basis on developments related to the operation of your activities, so that you can maintain the highest safety level for your facilities and organisations.

commitment

Provide a response targeting industrial efficiency and process digitisation
For each of your projects, a local multidisciplinary team is made available to give thorough consideration to all the impacts related to risk management. Our satisfaction is in bringing you a high level of technical know-how by guaranteeing the best project management while considering the background, your objectives and all your constraints

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