SGS Announces the Appointment of its New Wind Energy Technology Center Manager

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

On March 15, 2010, SGS announced Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center in Tianjin, China. Pavel will be responsible for business development of the test center, extending business contacts in China and worldwide as well as staff training. Moreover, with his technical expertise, he will also focus on procurement of equipment, build-up 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 thick-walled hybrid composite structures.

His career began at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany, where he 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, Dr. Pavel Novak 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. Furthermore, 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 began 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 offers a complete set of full-scale blade testing capabilities. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology for load application and blade measurements, the WETC provides a complete set of full-scale 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.

About SGS Industrial Services

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.

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 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC)
Dr. Pavel Novak
Manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC)

SGS - CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.
SGS Mansion, No.41, 5th Avenue, TEDA, Tianjin, China 300457

t: +86 22 6528 8302
f: +86 22 2529 3803

email: industrial.pr@sgs.com
Web: www.sgs.com/wind

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