The BKS Quality Control Concept
Reliable partner for the construction of wine energy plant foundations
“Due to the dynamic development within the field of wind energy, problems like they can occur at the foundation, are often analyzed insufficiently or even forgotten about.” says Thorsten Biallas. To prevent defects at turbine foundations, the BKS has developed a complete concept. The quality program is tailored to the meanwhile well-known defects and has been tested extensively. The BKS approach is based on the findings that foundation damages often are caused by an inadequate execution of construction and supervision as well as missing elaborate documentation of the construction phases.
Approved since 2008
The BKS quality optimization starts with the planning. It supervises and documents the processes as well as the status of the project during important construction phases. The quality control concept has already been approved practically and is constantly under development due to new experiences and norms. By using the new, effective supervision and documentation system investors and operators get a solid basis for their wind energy plant.
A consistent control process
The BKS quality optimization means: to consequently apply the holistic concept, to reach the goal: “clean foundation”! The BKS experts support the foundation construction by:
- inspecting the design and particularities of the project
- giving advice with regards to the executing contractor*
- being on site during important construction phases and making a set-actual comparison
- making an intern quality report to review own quality management
- handing over the quality control report, which is a signal and “confirmation of quality!"
A valuable signal
The BKS documents the technical processes as elaborate as required by the norms. The system starts, when BKS helps with working out a quality control scheme according to the planners’ parameters and then documents the most important papers, responsibilities and sections of the foundation construction. In positive cases it is confirmed that the foundation is “without any essential deviation from the requirements”. The BKS evaluation, which confirms a holistic quality optimization is a valuable signal for contractors and turbine manufacturers. The quality certificate will be indispensable for the safety of wind energy plants and will function as confirmation of safety for operators and investors, as well.
The BKS provides advice for construction companies and main companies during the construction period. The personnel who are assigned to do the foundation work can be trained by the BKS before the beginning of the construction work. As the carelessness with regards to the foundation and the rapid global development rise, a consultation and training by BKS professionals is indispensable especially at sites outside of Germany. Existing problems in Germany are even word in Southern and Eastern Europe.
* BKS recommends: With regards to the longevity of a wind energy plant quality aspects should prevail and economic considerations should not play the only role – also when it comes to choosing a contracting business