Oct. 8, 2009
Torsten Muuß, Global Technical Manager for Wind Energy at SGS
-- With over 8,000 visitors, 300 conference participants and 206 exhibitors from 19 countries, the wind event proved to be a great success. Visitors benefited from interesting presentations about the wind power sector as well as from joining the technical debates. International speakers also shared their views on issues such as wind farm direction phases, transport and logistics, operation and maintenance, repowering of existing farms and offshore wind energy.
The conference provided an excellent occasion for the SGS Satellite Competence Center Wind Energy Spain to showcase its Wind Energy Services that span the project life cycle of wind turbines, such as Wind Farm Project Certification (link to: http://www.wind.sgs.com/
, Blade Inspection and Condition Monitoring.
Torsten Muuß, Global Technical Manager for Wind Energy, gave a presentation about rotor blade problems and inspection methods (http://www.wind.sgs.com/sgs-ind-wind-wetc-en-09.pdf
). In the session on blade maintenance and repair, visitors showed interest not only in in-service inspection of rotor blades but also in quality assurance along the lifecycle of rotor blades, including testing and inspection during manufacturing.
About SGS Wind Energy Services
The range of Wind Energy Services that SGS offers (link to: http://www.wind.sgs.com/wind/services-overview-for-the-wi...
) spans all stages of wind farm projects, beginning with project feasibility assessments, through wind farm certification, to review of maintenance management programs.
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The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, with more than 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.