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classification & certification

Secure a license to operate for your renewable energy asset.

We provide assurance for your renewable energy asset in accordance with national and/or international standards. This includes Approval in Principal, Certification and Verification.


It is important to know that your project is compliant whereever you are operating in the world and to deliver confidence to your stakeholders. Our regulatory advice and project
certification services cover health and safety matters, risk mitigation, project certification and on-site inspection.

What we offer

We can provide certification of all or part of your offshore wind farm in accordance with national and/or international standards, including IEC 61400-22. We can also certify individual IEC 61400-22 modules (for example, Site Conditions, Design Basis etc).

Services include: 

  • Complying and managing project risks 

We can identify your regulatory requirements and support in gaining permits and consent to operate. You can also benefit from our proven approaches to reducing project risk, using both qualitative and quantitative tools, such as HAZID/HAZOP reviews and workshops and quantitative risk assessments.

  • Meeting health and safety requirements

We can help to identify your project’s potential occupational health and safety (OHS) risks and relevant standards, technical regulations and codes for

  • Providing accredited certification services: second and third-party offshore wind inspection.

Designing, constructing, transporting, installing and commissioning clean energy projects, such as fixed and floating offshore wind farms and substations, can
be highly complex. With offices and experts all over the world, we provide support across technical, projectand regulatory aspects.

At each project stage, our independent certification services provide confidence to you, your insurers and financiers that your project conforms with the latest
applicable international codes and standards, and country specific requirement

What are the benefits?

  • Delivery of a good, safe project certified by independent experts
  • Seamless project management
  • Access to specialist resources
  • Achievement of Time, Quality and Cost targets
  • Flexible approach, adapted to your specific needs
  • Client friendly approach

Why choose LRQA?

We are uniquely placed to support your project, throughout the entire lifecycle from development to decommissioning. Along with our marine classification heritage, we draw on decades of experience in energy and critical infrastructure. We have helped to shape and grow the renewable energy sector with our research and technology advancement activities and we remain committed to contributing to the low carbon future.  When you choose to work with LRQA for your renewable energy project, you'll be working with a team of industry-leading experts. Our renewables experts have delivered for some of the world's most complex and ambitious projects, including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar and wave and tidal turbines. We have a global footprint, with offices and experts all over the world and we can apply our experience developed in mature renewables energy markets to those which are at an earlier stage of development.

LRQA Management Systems of Accreditations

Details of the management and processes of the LRQA Accreditations can be found at:

Our Management Systems Accreditations

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