Visit at St. Gotthard: Bureau Veritas Supervises Alpine Wind Farm Project
Sep. 28 2020
Something big is at work around the Swiss Gotthard pass: The new "Parco Eolico San Gottardo" wind farm will be supplying electricity for 4000 households. Bureau Veritas ensures a smooth process on site
Wind is a constant in the Swiss Alps around the St. Gotthard. Different temperatures of air masses determine the weather and provide perfect conditions for renewable energy production at an altitude of 2130 meters. The region offers a lot of potential in terms of energy production - but the implementation is still complex. The five new wind turbines must be extremely weather-resistant and robust, similar models are otherwise exclusively found in the North Sea. In order to withstand snow and ice, the 98-meter-high turbines will have heated rotor blades after completion, which were previously transported to their site of operation over narrow pass roads with utmost precision. A very demanding project that requires meticulous coordination and expertise.
Visit at St. Gotthard
Those are provided by Bureau Veritas: HSE expert Felix Glatz supervises the construction during its’ implementation phase and ensures the highest possible quality and safety. In addition to occupational health and safety, the focus is on resource efficiency and compliance with state regulations. He will be on site until mid-October, when the wind farm is expected to be completed and ready for operation.
Pascal Singh (Managing Director Bureau Veritas Switzerland) and Romain Fourquet (Technical Inspection Manager) visited him and brought back impressive photographic documentation.