SGS Appoints New Manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China

On March 15, 2010, SGS appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China. Pavel took over responsibility for the operation of WETC and staff training

(PresseBox) (Geneva, ) SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center in Tianjin, China on March 15, 2010. Pavel will focus on business development of the test center, extending business contacts in China and worldwide as well as staff training. Furthermore, with his technical expertise, he will also take over the responsibility for procurement of equipment, buildup and commissioning of the test center.

Dr. Pavel Novak received his diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and his PhD from the Technical University of Berlin. He wrote his PhD thesis on the structural optimization of thickwalled hybrid composite structures.

With a career that began at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Pavel Novak gained experience in scientific steering of national and international research projects and in coordination of activities in the test laboratory. His research focused on numerical and experimental investigation of composite's structural behavior and on development of appropriate Non-Destructive Testing.

In 2007, he joined Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, where he worked as team manager and expert for composites. At Magna he set up and trained a team of experts in composite technology. As team leader he was responsible for specification, design, simulation and verification of full composite pressure cylinders for the automotive industry and facilitated the acquisition of customer projects.

On March 15, 2010, Pavel started working for SGS as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center in Tianjin, China.

About SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC)

The Wind Energy Technology Center provides a complete set of fullscale blade testing capabilities. Equipped with stateoftheart technology for load application and blade measurements, the WETC provides a complete set of fullscale blade testing capabilities and can perform static and fatigue tests for various purposes including certification testing according to IEC 61400-23, blade design validation, manufacturing quality testing and validation of repairs and design changes.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS Industrial Services offers a large variety of services and solutions, from exploration and appraisal to development, production and logistics. SGS ensures that the installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements.

As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS is the preferred international partner for onshore and offshore wind farm projects. Our strength comes from our experienced staff that has the required technical expertise in wind technology.

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