POSCO received approval from DNV as the first global steel company to produce plate for wind power.
POSCO and DNV signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the certification of steel products applied in the wind power sector’ and started the certification process in March.
DNV intensively inspected and evaluated the quality management system, production process and facilities, product testing facility, and related certifications of the Gwangyang Works’ plate plant, which produces eco-friendly Greenable* plates for about three months and approved it as a ‘Shop approval in renewable energy’ in July.
*Greenable: POSCO’s integrated brand of eco-friendly and high-performance steel products and solutions that is applied when producing, transporting, and storing future eco-friendly energy such as wind power, solar power, and hydrogen
In addition, it has certified the ‘EN-S355’ standard plate product that implemented the world’s first uniform yield point (YP) made at Gwangyang Works as a ‘Type and component certification of wind turbines’. POSCO’s uniform yield point product is the first thick-plate product certified by DNV as a steel for renewable energy.