Hamburg, 22 November 2010 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) received a Type Certificate from GL Renewables Cerification (GL) for their wind turbine SHI 2.5 MW, load class IEC 2A. Based in Geoje, South Korea, SHI is one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, a global leader in turnkey power plants and offshore projects, and also a global supplier in the wind business. SHI is the first Korean turbine manufacturer to receive a full GL Type Certification for its wind turbine.

The Type Certificate confirms that the wind turbine SHI 2.5 MW complies with the requirements of the GL Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines regarding design, prototype measurements and exemplary manufacturing evaluation. The certification will help Samsung to apply for any wind farm tenders worldwide. GL has previously certified the prototype of this turbine and is currently working on the certification of further variants of the same turbine.

The Type Certificate was issued according to the International Standard IEC 61400-1 "Wind turbine generator systems – Part 1: Safety requirements", 2nd edition, and the "Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines", Edition 2003 with Supplement 2004, GL.

Investing to expand its renewable energy business, SHI has just completed a new turbine manufacturing complex in Geoje and aims for diversifying its product scale by developing a large offshore wind turbine.

About Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has advanced into the wind power generation facility market, and operated businesses based on its world-leading shipbuilding technology. SHI is applying the expertise it built during its decades of work in the shipbuilding sector to blades, the core part of wind power generators, as well as to the control systems that determine the performance of wind power generators. It has also created synergies in the facility installation area by utilizing the technological capability of its construction business unit, which has completed large-scale civil engineering and plant construction projects. For more information: www.shi.samsung.co.kr

About GL Renewables Certification
GL Renewables Certification, part of the GL Group, is a leading certification body primarily focussed on the certification of wind farms, wind turbines and their components. At the forefront of understanding in renewables technology, it is abreast of all the necessary standards and requirements and takes a harmonised approach in ensuring that these are met. Manufacturers, banks and insurers around the world rely on the state-of-the-art service provided by GL Renewables Certification. For more information, please visit www.gl-group.com