SGS Announces New Head of Wind Energy Department

Axel Andreä has been appointed as the new Head of the SGS Wind Energy Department to manage the Global Wind Energy Competence Center and the German Technical Office for Wind Energy in Hamburg

SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company appointed in April 2009 Axel Andreä as the new Head of the SGS Wind Energy Department. Andreä will take over responsibility for the Global Wind Energy Competence Center (http://www.wind.sgs.com/wind_news) and the German Technical Office for Wind Energy in Hamburg.


Axel Andreä is a graduate of the Polytechnical University of Hamburg and his extensive experience in the wind energy business spans nearly 20 years. He gained experience in the testing of wind turbines, in wind turbine load simulation and the design of tubular steel towers, in load calculations and tower design. He is familiar with the development and certification of wind turbines, as well as with the control systems for wind turbines. He has also extensive knowledge in standardization on national and international levels as well as certification of ocean energy systems, project management and research.

Axel Andreä, as Head of the Wind Energy Department is responsible for the Global SGS Competence Centre, Wind Energy and for the German Technical Office for Wind Energy to strengthen and enhance SGS services to the wind industry in technical surveillance and consultancy.

SGS offers a wide range of services for products and projects in the wind energy sector. The reliability of structures and wind turbines is essential for them to perform successfully. Read more under: http://www.wind.sgs.com/wind/services-overview-for-the-wind-energy-sector.htm

SGS's independent certification and inspection services are needed to improve trust in the projects and to secure the quality of wind farms. SGS not only offers inspection and certification but works as an independent project surveyor, carrying out project monitoring and technical due diligence evaluation of wind farm projects both onshore and offshore wind farm projects.

SGS Competence Centre Wind Energy
Axel Andreä
Head of Department Wind Energy
Raboisen 28.
Hamburg
D-20095 Germany

t: +49 40 30101-277
f: +49 40 30101-964
industrial.pr@sgs.com
http://www.sgs.com/wind

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 55,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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