Kiwa Consultancy: excellent advice based on expertise.

Kiwa brings you Trust, Quality and Progress. We do so by applying our leading-edge expertise and knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, industries and markets. When it comes to quality, safety, health, sustainability, uptime and profitability, it is an advantage to have a partner to share knowledge with and to grow with. A partner you can consult to help you in day-to-day work and in tackling the challenges facing your organisation. Kiwa can be that partner.

Note that we strictly separate our consultancy services from our testing, inspection and certification activities. There is no connection whatsoever; all our services are fully independent.

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Preliminary design of PV Plant

Kiwa PI Berlin will analyze various configurations for the design of the PV plant, considering aspects such as equipment options, tracking and fixed, orientation, tilt angles, row distances, DC/AC ratios, etc. A preliminary design will be created for the chosen design configuration.

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Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI)

Pre-shipment inspection of finished PV modules serves to check the modules for any obvious physical defects. Inspection is carried out on a sample basis and used to release modules for shipment.

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Overview sustainability services

Sustainability services with Kiwa – from quantification of environmental impacts, certification of sustainable products or services to the development of sustainability standards. Kiwa offers different services from quantification of environmental impact to the certification of sustainable products or services.

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Construction milestones approval

The milestones approval support consists on checking the payment milestones that are specified in the contract. This can be done both visiting the site and ensuring the progress of the construction achieves what stated in the milestone and reviewing remotely the contract documentation.

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UBA – German Evaluation Criteria for Products and Materials in Contact with Drinking Water

In Germany, plastic products of all kinds as well as rubber products that come into contact with drinking water must meet the hygienic and toxicological requirements of the guidelines of the Federal Environment Agency test (UBA). This is described in the elastomer guideline as well as in the KTW guideline.

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EPC Contracting Assistance

Kiwa PI Berlin will review the Customer’s key contracts to ensure it properly specifies the scope of work, design, construction, equipment, and acceptance testing. Focus is on contractually managing and mitigating potential safety, performance, and reliability risks for the Customer.

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COVID
Kiwa quality mark for COVID-19 Preventive measures

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has major consequences worldwide for the way people work, recreate and organize their social lives. After the complete or partial lockdowns of spring 2020, organizations are gradually starting up again. Kiwa's quality mark for COVID-19 Preventive measures helps in this respect.

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Lifetime / MTBF

We help you to improve your product in order to increase the satisfaction of your customers and to improve your reputation sustainably.

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Root Cause Analysis - Modules

The RCA approach is three-fold. First step of failure assessment to review existing project documentation to determine the next steps needed for inspection/testing. Second step is to conduct the inspection and/or testing required. Third step is to prepare an expert opinion based on the results of the RCA to help the customer in the claim process and to assess the risk going forward.

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Technical due diligence - development phase

Technical due diligence of a PV plant or pipeline of projects in the development phase covering review of contracts, permits, stakeholders, site suitability technical design and yield assessment. The TDD is typically formed as part of an acquisition process for the buyer or the seller.

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Energy Yield Assessment

Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct an energy yield assessment based on the PV plant design provided by the Customer. The assessment will provide the annual expected yield for the PV plant along with an uncertainty analysis.

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Warranty Claim Support

Prepare an expert opinion based on the results of the RCA to help the customer in the claim process and to assess the risk going forward.

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Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

The "Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)" represents the next level of European environmental policy and serves to communicate essential environmental parameters in B2B and B2C.

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Non-destructive testing

Not every structural analysis requires interventions in the building fabric. Various non-destructive or low-destructive test methods are available, especially for an initial assessment of the existing damage potential or to confirm the correct construction.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a Type III Environmental Declaration and is regulated by ISO 14025 and EN 15804. It contains quantifiable environmental information on a European harmonized, scientific basis. An EPD is based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data.

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Supervision of Provisional Acceptance Testing

Kiwa PI Berlin will support customer before the issuance of Provisional Acceptance Certificate by evaluating the proper execution of the plant in accordance with the conditions precedent outlined in the construction contract. The service can be provided both on remote and on site, and includes monitoring of performance testing as well as specific testing to be performed by Kiwa PI Berlin.

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Site Suitability Assessment

Kiwa PI Berlin will assess the Customer’s project site in order to evaluate its suitability to be used for the construction and operation of a PV plant. The assessment will include both desktop and on-site components.

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Production Oversight

Kiwa PI Berlin will provide in-factory supervision of production while equipment is being manufactured. Kiwa PI Berlin will deploy quality assurance engineers in the factory during production to ensure that all required material, process, and production controls are applied - and applied correctly.

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Thermography
BDA Infrared Thermography

Heat loss occurs in all buildings. An infrared camera can be used to visualise this heat loss, which is invisible to the eye.

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Supervision of Intermediate Acceptance Testing

Kiwa PI Berlin will support customer before the issuance of Intermediate Acceptance Certificate by evaluating the proper operation of the plant in accordance with the conditions precedent outlined in the construction contract. The service can be provided both on remote and on site, and includes monitoring of performance testing as well as specific testing to be performed by Kiwa PI Berlin.

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Infrastructure consultancy services

Infrastructure consultancy with a focus on all sorts of pavement constructions. From municipal roads to container terminals, from dike revetments to airports. We are experts in constructions and paving materials like asphalt concrete, concrete and block paving.

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Supply Chain Traceability Assessment

Kiwa PI Berlin will assess the equipment manufacturer’s traceability procedures and practices for their upstream key material supply chain to finished product. Kiwa PI Berlin assess the manufacturer based on their ability to track and trace materials from suppliers, traceability system capabilities, methodology, procedures, and processes.

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Supervision of Final Acceptance Testing

Kiwa PI Berlin will support customer before the issuance of Final Acceptance Certificate by evaluating the proper operation of the plant in accordance with the conditions precedent outlined in the construction contract. The service can be provided both on remote and on site, and includes monitoring of performance testing as well as specific testing to be performed by Kiwa PI Berlin.

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Evaluation of EPC Tender

Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct a technical evaluation to check the compliance of different EPC offers according to general technical requirements to be met and best practices to be carried out in the PV industry. The assessment will provide a clear picture of the development potential of the different EPCs for the construction of the PV system.

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