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SGS Wind Energy Technology Center Successfully Presents at the Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) Wind Energy Conference in Berlin

The Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) Wind Energy Conference in Berlin was a great opportunity for SGS to present its Wind Energy Technology Center

(WETC). The presentation held by Torsten Muuß, Global Technical Manager for Wind Energy from SGS, proved to be a success as participants showed great interest in the services provided by the Center.


The Asia-Pacific Weeks Wind Energy Conference which took place on October 12, 2009 in Berlin, Germany, was a unique opportunity for the main German, Chinese and Asian players to participate in a high profile meeting concerning the expanding industry of wind energy. Governments and ministries, business and cultural associations, companies, universities and research institutions, foundations and non-governmental organizations took part in a series of official meetings and conferences to discuss the latest developments in the wind energy sector.

The presentations and workshops during the conference primarily dealt with the market growth in China and its corresponding challenges. Manufacturing concepts were presented and strategies for entering the market and investing in wind energy equipment were discussed.

Torsten Muuß, Global Technical Manager for Wind Energy from SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was one of the main speakers during this conference presenting the new SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China.

The SGS Wind Energy Technology Center in China mainly focuses on Rotor Blade Testing. As blade failures can have severe impact on safety, turbine downtime and public exposure, a thorough validation of the blade through full-scale testing by an independent third party is indispensable.

The WETC provides a complete set of full-scale blade testing capabilities. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology for load application and blade measurements, the SGS test center can perform static and fatigue tests for various purposes:
– Certification testing according to IEC 61400-23
– Blade design validation
– Manufacturing quality testing
– Validation of repairs and design changes

About SGS Wind Energy Services
SGS Industrial Services, one of the biggest business lines of the SGS group, is the preferred international partner for onshore and offshore wind farm projects.SGS is committed to providing clients with a fully comprehensive program for the Wind Energy Sector, designed to meet the specific requirements of the wind energy market.

Contact information:
SGS Competence Center Wind Energy
Torsten Muuß
Global Technical Manager, SGS Wind Energy

t: +49 40 30101-565
f: +49 89 1250406 8-565