• Kiwa investigates properties of liquid and supercritical CO₂

    9 June 2022

    One of the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to capture and store or use released CO₂. To do this efficiently and safely, additional knowledge is needed about the properties of materials subjected to carbon dioxide. Kiwa has therefore invested in new facilities to investigate and test with high pressure CO₂.

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  • The future energy supply of the Netherlands will be a mix of electricity and gasses

    7 June 2022

    In 2018, the Dutch government decided to strive for a fossil-free energy supply by 2050 at the latest. Following that purpose and because of all the problems surrounding gas extraction in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands was supposed to get rid of gas as quickly as possible. What is the current state of that electrification decision? Has the role of gas in the energy mix completely been played out? Kiwa conducted research and published the results in the report “How the Dutch all-electric ambition was caught up by reality”.

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  • Kiwa VERIN issues first FPR certificate to ICL

    2 June 2022

    Fertilizer producer ICL (Everris International B.V.), supplier of plant nutrition and fertilization solutions for the agriculture, fruit and vegetable sector, the ornamental plant sector and golf and sports fields, was issued the first FPR certificate by Kiwa Verin on 12 April. Kiwa VERIN recently obtained full accreditation for the Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) (EU) 2019/1009, the CE marking for fertilizing products, which will come into effect on 16 July.

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  • Hydrogen permeability research: filling in knowledge gaps

    30 May 2022

    Hydrogen will play an important role in the energy transition. In particular green hydrogen, produced using sustainably generated electricity, can become a sustainable replacement for natural gas in industry, mobility and the built environment. While concrete applications of hydrogen are already fully operational, there is still much to be discovered about the properties of the gas.

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  • Kiwa and Vinçotte join forces, agreement concluded

    21 May 2022

    Vinçotte, Belgium’s largest inspection, audit and certification company, is now officially part of the Kiwa Group. The signatures for this agreement have been placed on May 20, 2022.

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  • Correct information crucial in researching copper pipe corrosion

    16 May 2022

    Copper water pipes can leak due to a natural chemical process known as corrosion. This can cause a lot of inconvenience and material damage. Often it is sufficient to locate and repair the leak, but sometimes it may be necessary to replace the complete pipe network. In order to be able to make this decision properly, it is important to determine the location of the leakage is as well as get insights into what circumstances have caused it.

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  • Kiwa present at Intersolar Europe 2022

    29 April 2022

    Kiwa will participate in Intersolar Europe, world's leading exhibition for the solar industry, from from 11-13 May, in Munich, Germany. We will be presenting our services dedicated to the Renewable Energy market.

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  • The 5 steps of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL)

    28 April 2022

    The Safety Culture Ladder (SCL), aims to improve the safety culture within organisations. The SCL does so by means of measuring and encouraging the safety awareness within a company with the purpose of decreasing the number of unsafe situations and therewith should lead to less accidents.

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  • Measure underground gas leaks with Kiwa's Suction method

    26 April 2022

    Every gas leak is one too many. Even though not every gas leak poses a direct safety risk, methane is a greenhouse gas and therefore contributes to global warming. Therefore, it is important to detect and reduce gas leaks as effectively as possible. To this end, Kiwa developed the Suction method on behalf of the European Gas Research Group (GERG), of which Kiwa has been a part for many years. To clarify how this new, accurate measuring method works, Kiwa made an explanation video.

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  • Kiwa takes Hydrogen Table to French gas distributor GRDF

    14 April 2022

    Kiwa’s Sjoerd Delnooz, Harald Ophoff, Mariël Hout and Sander Lueb recently visited the headquarters of Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF) in Paris. Like Liander, Stedin and Enexis in the Netherlands, GRDF is responsible for the distribution of natural gas in France. Because France also considers hydrogen to be an important source of renewable energy, Kiwa showed about seventy GRDF employees the main differences between hydrogen and natural gas with the help of the Hydrogen Table.

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  • Video: Combined certification ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 at T-Mobile

    31 March 2022

    Within three months towards recertification for the internationally recognized standards ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 27001 (information security). Kiwa and T-Mobile Netherlands recently achieved this in a compact process in which recertification against these three standards was combined.

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  • Kiwa can take over your GMP+ certification from Bureau Veritas

    28 March 2022

    GMP+ International has informed companies in the feed chain that the GMP+ license agreement with Bureau Veritas will not be renewed. The current license agreement expires on 15 July 2022. GMP+ certification will be continued by Kiwa when requested. Kiwa is a renowned expert in certification, verification, and auditing services for the agri, feed and food sector.

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  • Smoke detectors will soon also be mandatory in existing buildings

    17 March 2022

    As in many other European countries, from 1 July 2022, every home in The Netherlands must be equipped with smoke detectors on every floor. This obligation has been applicable to new-build homes since 2003, but will also apply to existing homes from this summer. Although smoke detectors are currently installed in three quarters of homes, millions of new smoke detectors will be purchased as a result of the new legislation. What should you pay attention to when purchasing such a device?

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  • Revision ISO 27002: simplification and modernization

    3 March 2022

    To ensure that quality standards remain relevant and current, they are reviewed at least every five years. For that reason, the ISO 27002 was recently revised. This standard contains the practical guidelines and control measures for management systems for information security (ISMS) that are inextricably linked to the information security standard ISO 27001.

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  • A video update on one of the HyDelta hydrogen research work packages each week

    3 February 2022

    HyDelta aims to take away the technical and scientific barriers that prevent a large-scale implementation of the hydrogen economy in the Netherlands. As one of the consortium members Kiwa takes care of several work packages in which the HyDelta programme is divided. From the first week of February we’ll give a short video update on one of those work packages each Thursday right here.

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  • Delegated Regulation RED compliance cybersecurity IoT products published in OJEU

    20 January 2022

    The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) has published the Delegated Regulation (2022/30/EU), making compliance to the RED (2014/53/EU) articles 3.3 (d), (e) and (f) mandatory for cybersecurity aspects of IoT products. The Delegated Regulation will come in effect on the 1st of February 2022. After a transition period, compliance will become mandatory from 1st of August 2024.

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  • Kiwa partners with Australian Intega Group

    20 December 2021

    Kiwa and Australian assurance, testing, inspection and certification services provider Intega Group have agreed on a partnership. Intega Group’s focus lies on the infrastructure and energy sectors. The company has over 1,900 employees across 100 offices primarily operating in Australia, the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

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  • Kiwa and Vinçotte are joining forces to offer a wider range of services and boost their international ambitions

    1 December 2021

    Kiwa and Vinçotte, the largest inspection, auditing and certification company in Belgium, are joining forces. This merger enables us to move towards creating a one-stop-shop for TIC services to support clients across the world with a wider range of services.

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  • Kiwa and KPN Security: prevent cyber-attacks on smart devices

    4 November 2021

    Cybercriminals are increasingly attacking IoT consumer electronics. If it is up to Kiwa and KPN Security, this will soon change. The two companies have combined their expertise to help manufacturers and suppliers who wish to independently assess and certify their IoT consumer electronics. This ensures consumers that certified products meet standard safety requirements.

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  • EU wants to curb cybercrime through 'smart' consumer electronics

    3 November 2021

    Thermostats, doorbells, security cameras and other 'smart' products that do not meet minimum cybersecurity requirements are expected to be banned from the European market from 2024. This is the result of new EU legislation that was recently adopted, aiming to ensure that European consumers are better protected against cybercrime via web connected electronics.

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