Knowledge Centre WMC

With our technology leadership and professional approach, customers select us as their preferred supplier for all sorts of test solutions and wind turbine design tools. Our facilities include several rotor blade test stands and dedicated composite manufacturing and test laboratories. Work field includes wind turbines, tidal, offshore oil & gas, marine sector, civil engineering and automotive. We understand the importance of customer focus starting with smart, cost-efficient solutions, not wasting time during the process, ending with delivering excellent results that enable our customers to develop their products further.

GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC Wind turbine blade test center

08-08-2018 Wieringerwerf

On 17th July 2018, Stichting Kenniscentrum WMC entered into an asset purchase agreement with LM Wind Power R&D (Holland) B.V. regarding the sale of the entire business of WMC.

The completion of the transaction has taken place on August 8th 2018.

WMC continues to provide services as we did for the last 15 years since our laboratory in Wieringerwerf was built. You can contact us for all sorts of test solutions and for licensing the wind turbine design tool FOCUS6.

We understand the importance of confidentiality. Our processes comply with general requirements to guarantee non-disclosure, also after the acquisition!

GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC Wind turbine blade test center

18-07-2018 Wieringerwerf

GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks' time subject to certain pre-completion conditions.

The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry in Netherlands and elsewhere.

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Offshore wind industry joins forces to reduce cable failure costs

10-04-2018 Wieringerwerf
Power-cable failures offshore are often the main risk affecting the development and operation of offshore wind farms. Approximately 80% of insurance claims in the offshore wind industry are linked to cable failures. To reduce failure levels, DNV GL, ECN, WMC, BREM, VanderHoekPhotonics, Deltares and other partners are joining forces in a Joint Industry Project (JIP): Cables Lifetime Monitoring.

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TKI Match Making Day 2018

14-02-2018 Utrecht
On Valentine's day, in keeping with maintaining and creating relationships, WMC contributed the TKI-Matchmaking event in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This event, organised by the Topconsortium Kennis en Innovatie (Topconsortium Knowledge and Innovation) consisted of a member meeting, an innovation market, and an open afternoon session where the latest collaboration opportunities were presented. Our TKI-MIMIC principal investigator, Iuri Barcelos, presented the results of his now 4-year project on 'MIcromechanics-based Modelling and condition Monitoring of rotor blade Composites (MIMIC)'. Besides that, participation of WMC's researchers was acknowledged in various other presentations.

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Full-scale blade testing

WMC has developed the procedures for blade tests since 1984 and has tested many blades for many of the largest blade manufacturers ever since.

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FOCUS6

FOCUS6 is the integrated modular tool to design wind turbines and wind turbine components like rotor blades. For more than a decade, FOCUS6 is being used by the international wind turbine industry.

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Structural testing

Besides testing for the wind energy, WMC has extensive expertise and testing capacity for other structural and material testing for different sectors, like the oil & gas industry and civil engineering.