TÜV SÜD Danmark Notified Body for EC Verification and EC Conformity Assessment according to TSI
Since March 21, 2013, TÜV SÜD Danmark is a Notified Body for railway interoperability as well as a fully Designated Body under Danish law. This allows TÜV SÜD Rail's Danish experts to certify components and subsystems for conventional and high-speed railways throughout Europe based on Guideline 2008/57/EC.
TÜV SÜD acquires DNV KEMAS TNS Europa
The accreditation was preceded by the acquisition of the European Transportation Systems Division of the Norwegian-Dutch energy service provider DNV KEMA in January of this year. The 60 specialists of DNV KEMA TNS Europe, with headquarters in Dresden and offices in Arnheim, Zurich, and Hellerup, bring more than 20 years of extensive experience in the planning, testing, and certification of railway facilities. Emphasis is on railway energy, control-command and signalling technology, as well as grounding and lightning protection. One notable project, completed in 2012, was the verification of a 68-kilometer long, double-track high-speed line between Olskroken (Gothenburg) and Trollhätten. TÜV SÜD Danmark has been notified to the European Nando database as Notified Body number 2443. The managing director of the new TÜV SÜD Danmark ApS, with headquarters in Hellerup, is Lars Brockhoff.
National and International Certification through TÜV SÜD Danmark
With this acquisition, TÜV SÜD strengthens not only its presence in Scandinavia, but also its role as an international partner in the railway sector. The accreditation by the European Commission in Brussels through the National Safety Authority (Trafikstyrelsen) means that TÜV SÜD Danmark can carry out conformity tests in accordance with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) for all subsystems as indicated in European guideline 2008/57/EG. TÜV SÜD Danmark was previously accredited by the Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund (DANAK) and can, under national Danish law, certify in accordance with Standard ISO/IEC 17065.
TÜV SÜD Danmark's Range of Services
TÜV SÜD Danmark has a comprehensive portfolio which ranges from project planning support to complete system certification. Important clients include the Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian transportation authorities, Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure company, as well as other infrastructure and transport companies in Scandinavia. With TÜV SÜD Danmark, the TÜV SÜD Group now has a total of three Notified Bodies in the railway sector. For our clients, this means even more flexible and improved support, particularly for international railway projects.