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  • Beyond solving problems, TÜV SÜD is dedicated to adding tangible economic value to our customers. That is why “Choose certainty. Add value.” is the core philosophy behind everything that we do. We partner our customers with early consultation and continuous guidance to make sustainable progress a reality.
    Headquartered in Munich, Germany and founded in 1866, TÜV SÜD is one of the world's leading technical service organisations. By choosing TÜV SÜD, you are choosing to partner a dedicated team of experts who are committed to increasing safety and adding tangible economic value to your operations.
Product Portfolio
  • Renewable Energy

  • Map out a greener future
    Increased demand for energy coupled with oil, gas and coal energy scarcity is sending conventional energy prices soaring. Governments across the globe have responded by setting targets for clean energy and pioneering and incentivising new forms of energy from renewable sources. Investors and financial institutions need to determine accurate energy yields and returns from their investments. Manufacturers and suppliers need to guarantee the reliability of their products and services. Operators need to ensure that their plants and operations guarantee the necessary output capacity and maximise availability and efficiency in order to secure robust top and bottom line growth.

    TÜV SÜD partners investors, manufacturers and operators with end-to-end quality and safety services from the conceptual phase through to construction, grid connection and operations. Supporting to ensure quality, safety and reliability of the renewables installations and delivery on energy yield expectations. Our services include independent feasibility and bankability assessments for investors; construction safety, quality and licensing support services in the facility construction phase, through to equipment and component testing and certification to national and international standards and periodic inspection of the installation/facility once in operation.
      • Wind Power - Convert wind power into profit

      • In the effort to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets, governments around the globe are increasingly turning towards wind power as a key component of the clean energy mix. On and offshore wind parks now generate over 125 Gigawatts of power amounting to almost 2% of the total world demand. Investors and project developers need to ensure their return on investment and receive independent intelligence on expected energy yield for investment decisions. Manufacturing of components for wind turbines has become a highly competitive global business. Players in the market need to ensure their products deliver on quality and reliability as well as the conformity to international standards. Operators need to ensure the farm maintains its yield targets and runs efficiently. Downtime due to equipment malfunction and maintenance cost will directly impact bottom line.

        TÜV SÜD provides a suite of services from wind farm design to dismantling that ensure wind farm safety, quality and efficiency as well as investment certainty. Upon onset of the project, TÜV SÜD experts conduct feasibility studies on suitable site location and layout and site assessments on farm yield expectation, providing independent and impartial expert reports for investors and project developers. Upon commissioning, we support with review of approvals and permits for building and grid connections and upon commencement of the farm development, we monitor the erection of the wind tower and turbine. We conduct type certification for wind turbines and their components including prototype tests as well as pre-and post shipment inspection to the wind farm. Once in operation, we conduct final approval and periodic inspections, as well as the assessment of grid connection and grid quality. Our services are designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduced cost through maintenance downtime. Our ISO/IEC Guide 65 (DIN EN 45011) accredited certification body as well as ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs can certify your wind components to all national and international standards.
      • Photovoltaics (PV) - Quality photovoltaic solutions for a brighter future

      • In the race to satisfy our ever growing energy needs, solar energy is rapidly emerging as one of the most viable options currently available. The last five years have seen dramatic growth in the demand for photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, especially in Europe and the US. Investors and project developers need to ensure their return on investment and receive independent intelligence on expected energy yield for investment decisions. Manufacturing of components of PV modules has become a highly competitive global business. Players in the market need to ensure their products deliver on quality and reliability as well as conform to international standards. Operators need to ensure the PV plant delivers on yield targets and operates efficiently. Downtime due to cell malfunction and maintenance cost will directly impact bottom line.

        TÜV SÜD provides a suite of services from PV plant design to dismantling that ensure PV plant safety, quality and efficiency as well as investment certainty. Upon onset of the project, TÜV SÜD experts conduct feasibility studies to assess site location suitability and system conditions including grid compatibility, providing independent and impartial expert reports on yield expectations for investors and project developers. Our bankability service suite provides investors with expert technical support on aspects such as cost planning, the insurance package and monitoring and inspection during installation. Our supplier evaluation, PV manufacturer factory audits and pre and post shipment inspection will ensure the modules you receive are produced by a reliable and quality supplier and that delivered goods meet specified criteria. Avoiding costs and delays that will affect your project timeline. Once in operation we conduct regular inspections preventatively insuring maintenance issues will not affect plant operating costs and performance.
      • Solar Thermal - Solutions for a sunny future

      • Solar energy is one of the most reliable and clean energy resources available to us today and many governments are looking to switch to solar to meet clean energy targets. Investors and project developers need to ensure their return on investment and receive independent intelligence on expected site energy yield for investment decisions. Manufacturers of solar thermal plant equipment need to ensure their products deliver on quality and reliability as well as conform to international standards. Operators need to ensure the solar thermal plant delivers on yield targets and operates efficiently. Downtime due to malfunction and maintenance cost will impact bottom line.

        TÜV SÜD provides a suite of services from solar plant design review to ongoing maintenance inspections once the site is operational. Upon onset of the project, TÜV SÜD experts conduct feasibility studies to determine site yield potential and profitability forecasts. We evaluate the project risks for mitigation and support to assess suppliers and provide product quality consulting. Once in operation, we conduct acceptance tests and regular inspections and have a wide range of services that ensure the safety on site including management of fire control and emergencies. Training of qualification of manufacturers and operators on safety related issues, as well as audit and certification to ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001 round-up our portfolio. Our holistic service approach is designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs resulting from maintenance downtime.
      • Biomass – for a flourishing future

      • Biomass is set to become the second fastest growing renewable source of energy after wind. Many utilities plan on entering the biomass power market due to the government support mechanisms which many countries provide.
        Investors need to design operationally efficient biomass plants to ensure that they run safely and deliver on the expected yield delivery. Operators need to ensure that their plant is running safely efficiently and that their bio fuels and bio liquids are certified to international standards.

        TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive suite of consulting and support services for biomass plant investors, equipment manufacturers and plant operators. Our services are designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduced cost through maintenance downtime.
      • Geothermal Energy – to build sustainable profits

      • Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as home heating, opening a potential for widespread exploitation. Geothermal power has the potential to help mitigate global warming if widely deployed in place of fossil fuels. Geothermal energy is baseload power. Consequently, utilisation of both near-surface and deep geothermal energy is gaining in significance. Investors need to design operationally efficient plants to ensure the expected yield delivery. Recognizing, correctly evaluating and incorporating technical requirements into the plant design is the key to success. Also the licence and permit procedure and assessment as per the Renewable Energy Sources Act is a pre-requisite to operate.

        TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive suite of consulting and support services for geothermal plant investors, equipment manufacturers and plant operators. Our services are designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduced cost through maintenance downtime.
      • Hydropower – a fountain of new growth

      • Hydroelectric power is the oldest form of electricity generation technology. In use in some form for more than a hundred years, it provides 20% of the electricity worldwide. For investors, the availability of the hydropower plant and systems must be secured to ensure the expected yield delivery. For operators, this means implementing strict preventative maintenance measures. In addition, occupational health and safety and environmental protection needs to be considered.

        TÜV SÜD provides a comprehensive suite of consulting and support services for hydropower investors, parts manufacturers and plant operators. Our services are designed to ensure maximum yield, optimum operational efficiency and reduced cost through maintenance downtime.
    • e-Mobility

    • Accelerate the safe adoption of e-Mobility
      Today our vehicle engines burn fossil fuels. With e-Mobility the future holds the promise of implementing a cleaner and more sustainable form of mobility. Electric vehicles are silent and do not produce harmful emissions when on the road. In the future e-Mobility will enable us to drive emission-free when using renewable energy in the vehicle's batteries or hydrogen tanks. New developments are creating unprecedented opportunities for electric vehicles. From major technological innovations and infrastructure developments to the increase in oil prices and climate protection. Car manufacturers, battery producers, energy providers and politicians are all working together to turn the potential of e-Mobility into a reality.

      With over a century of German automotive safety engineering experience, TÜV SÜD advises governments on the safe, sustainable development of e-Mobility infrastructure. OEMs and suppliers also look to us for independent testing and certification of vehicles and components. Training in key areas such as high voltage technology is another aspect of our end-to-end suite of e-Mobility services. Working in partnership with you, we will support to make e-Mobility as safe and convenient as conventional mobility.
        • e-Mobility Battery Services

        • Ensure the safety of your ion battery cell, module and pack / system
          The battery is the core component of any electric vehicle, be it a van, a car or a e-bike. There are hundreds, if not thousands of different cell types and manufacturers on the market today. Each of them contains different chemical components and materials that determines the behaviour of the battery. Performance, durability and safety are only three out of the many important characteristics that apply to batteries. We help you in the battery selection process and provide ongoing assistance when cells become modules and modules become battery packs.  TÜV SÜD experts guarantee that as the performance of your power components improve, they also meet international safety standards and regulations. With our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories and technical expertise, we can help develop and test your e-Mobility battery products for global markets.

          We provide testing and validation services for today’s most advanced energy storage devices and systems. These include primary and secondary battery cells and packs, ultra capacitors, and other electric vehicle components and systems.
          We operate battery testing labs in Germany, the USA, China, Singapore and other key markets. Our global coverage makes us the preferred technical partner for leading battery and vehicle manufacturers worldwide.
        • e-Mobility Infrastructure

        • Fuel the growth of tomorrow’s mobility
          It takes more than innovative thinking to deliver on the promise of e-Mobility. New infrastructure for charging electric vehicles conveniently and safely is essential. This is a major factor in consumer acceptance. Modern energy grids can provide the electricity. The key is making this supply safe, convenient and compatible. Working side by side with companies and local authorities worldwide, TÜV SÜD is laying the foundation for battery-charging infrastructure. We have decades of experience in testing and certifying conventional filling stations. Now we are using this experience to help establish global electric vehicle industry safety standards.

          Our experts provide the full range of services for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and systems. From site assessment and selection to the initial testing and certification of charging units, as well as on-site commissioning inspection after installation.
        • e-Mobility Vehicle Services

        • Choose a one-stop partner for e-Mobility vehicle services
          An electric vehicle isn’t just another vehicle type. It’s a fundamental system change. It represents a technology and vehicle safety challenges for OEMs and automotive suppliers.  TÜV SÜD’s multidisciplinary expertise in both automotive and high-voltage electrical safety helps you meet these requirements. Our experts have designed, tested and verified a host of test solutions. These are not only in line with emerging market regulations but also with evolving consumer trends. Working in partnership, we accelerate your development processes while ensuring your product complies to national and international safety standards.

          Our test solutions cover all aspects of design and development. From the functional and mechanical safety of the powertrain to the electrical safety of the high-voltage systems to the chemical safety of energy devices such as batteries. We also look at critical areas like failure safety, accidental electric shock protection and power availability. Beyond test services, our experts can help your organisation streamline its electric vehicle development processes. We have developed a complete suite of analysis methods that can help your team through the design, development and verification of safety concepts. Our suite of vehicle services even extends to developing systems to address workplace hazards and the handling of electrical storage systems.
      • Green Buildings

      • Safeguard your competitiveness and the future with Green Buildings
        TÜV SÜD partners property owners, operators, developers and investors with practical green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. TÜV SÜD’s services not only assess the different aspects of green buildings independently, but also how well the building or installation functions as a sustainable space. It is viable to consider green building measures throughout a building lifecycle from design, construction, maintenance, renovation to the demolition phase.
        TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive portfolio of services includes facilitation for national and international Green Buildings Rating Programs, programs targeted at energy use reduction, fundamental and advanced commissioning services, as well as training to instil green practices.
        TÜV SÜD supports you in evaluating the possible green measures and enables you to make a sound decision based on clear data detailing cost and pay-back period of your investment. In addition to fulfilling your sustainability objectives, greening your buildings will also protect the value of your assets and ensure higher valuation of your buildings or installations. When implemented correctly, green building measures can lead to substantial cost savings in the long run – safeguarding your competitiveness and our future generations.
        • Energy Efficiency

        • Energy efficiency. Making business sense.
          In today’s world, businesses need to strike the balance between operational efficiency and energy efficient sustainable development. With soaring energy prices and increased scarcity of natural resources, pinpointing energy efficiencies – from planning to manufacturing to operations - makes good business sense.
          The return on investment in energy efficient consultancy and action plan implementation can result in up to 40% energy cost savings. And a documented commitment to sustainable development is a powerful and effective marketing tool that will demonstrate social responsibility – a decisive competitive edge.

          Our teams of interdisciplinary experts in all above fields provide planners, builders, manufacturers and operators with independent energy efficiency testing, consultancy, assessments and certification services that will pinpoint energy reduction methods and tools to implement and document them to stakeholders.
          As a globally recognised and respected certification body, TÜV SÜD tests and certifies to national and international energy efficiency standards such as Energy Star and the ErP Directive. Enabling you to enter new markets and gain a competitive edge in them.
            • Energy Efficiency for Buildings

            • Build to consume less
              The construction and operation of a building contributes up to 40% of the world’s energy consumption – a significant figure in the face of increasing energy costs and scarcity for fossil fuels. Governments and authorities have been addressing this issue for the last years and have developed national and international “Green Building” standards and energy efficiency standards that are applicable to buildings. Municipalities, planners, builders, operators and facility management companies all need to ensure compliance to these standards. TÜV SÜD’s global teams of building safety and quality experts are well versed in the local and international standard requirements and will support you in the adoption of these via feasibility studies and expert advisory. TÜV SÜD’s energy efficiency services for buildings complement a holistic Green Building service portfolio and real estate services. Additionally, TÜV SÜD also provides a complete portfolio for management system certification to help you benchmark your operations with international standards.
            • Energy Efficiency for Products

            • Lead the efficient use of energy
              Manufacturers, importers and retailers of electrical products and equipments are facing stringent energy efficiency regulations affecting access to key markets worldwide. Consumers are also demanding products that help to reduce their individual energy consumption. TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers, importers and retailers achieve compliance with energy efficiency directives and standards by regulators as well as market and end consumer demands. We provide comprehensive testing and certification services and compliance evaluation for a wide range of products in accordance to various energy efficiency regulations and voluntary standards. This includes the ErP Directive 2009/125/EC and the new Energy Label Directive 2010/30/EU in Europe, Energy Efficiency Regulation in Canada, and the ENERGY STAR program in the US. The TÜV SÜD product certification mark provides credible, independent evidence of the product's energy efficiency to the end consumer. Internationally recognised, the TÜV SÜD certification mark provides you with a clear competitive advantage.
            • Energy Efficiency for Production Plants

            • Produce more with less
              Production plant operators and manufacturing companies strive towards high operational efficiency. Two areas that can dramatically improve life cycle cost are energy savings through reuse of heat from steam and pressure boilers and maintenance cost reduction. TÜV SÜD provides a range of services that pinpoint energy saving potential in the production process. These include energy flow and material flow analysis (EFMA) that enhances the efficiency of material and energy use as per EU Directive 2008/1/EC and support with the establishment of an EFMA system. Our energy consulting services pinpoint areas for improvement in your energy mix and work with you to develop a practical concept that will generate energy savings and improve the efficiency of your use of electricity, gas and other forms of energy.
            • Energy Efficiency for Municipalities and Regions

            • Govern the efficient use of energy
              Given the fact that the construction and operation of a building contributes up to 40% of the world’s energy consumption – a significant figure in the face of increasing energy costs and scarcity for fossil fuels, sustainably smart town planning is high on the government agenda. Sustainable city developments are being planned across the world, the foundation for which is reliable and accurate energy concept. TÜV SÜD partners with municipalities across the globe to develop a customised energy concept. Together we review energy policy and pinpoint ways to improve energy efficiency. We develop alternative supply concepts, taking the economic boundaries into consideration and propose measures to reduce emissions.
            • Energy Efficiency for Power Plants

            • Energy efficiency services for power plants
              Operators of power plants and manufacturing companies strive towards high operational efficiency. Two areas that can dramatically improve life cycle cost are energy savings and reduced maintenance costs. TÜV SÜD provides a range of services that pinpoint energy saving potential – from the sourcing of the energy supply to the design and construction of the building to the equipment installations and sustainable reuse of plant emissions.