Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices
The AWEA Standards Development Board, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has developed a set of recommended practices for using existing standards to plan, design, construct and operate offshore wind facilities in compliance with federal and state regulations.
The AWEA Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices cite four levels of existing standards – international standards, American National Standards, classification society standards (e.g., Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas, and The American Bureau of Shipping), and commercial standards and guidelines – to address five critical areas:
--Manufacturing, qualification testing, installation, and construction
--Safety of equipment
--Operation and inspection
AWEA is an Accredited Standards Developer of wind energy standards under the authority of the American National Standards Institute. The development of the recommended practices followed the procedures approved by ANSI.
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