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Specialized Training for the Wind Energy Sector

Vestas Blades Deutschland required specialist training to enable 500 personnel to operate and maintain machinery and equipment at their converted operating facility. That’s why they turned to TÜV Rheinland.

Basic Facts
Client: Vestas Blades Deutschland GmbH
Timeframe:December 2010 – March 2011
Project Location: Lauchhammer, Germany
Main services:- Comprehensive training and development for 500 personnel
- Bespoke courses tailored to their needs
- Advanced service technician training for wind energy plant and rotor blade maintenance
Involved regulations/standards:- DIN EN 9001
- DIN EN 29990
- HK Chamber of Industry and Commerce guidelines
- Financial regulations

Initial situation and requirements

Vestas Blades Deutschland is one of seven blade factories manufacturing blades for Vestas turbines around the world. The factory in Germany was converted for the production of the next generation of 55-meter rotor blades. To ensure that staff had the appropriate skills and knowledge required for handling the facility’s new machinery and equipment, they required a range of specialist training programs for 500 personnel within a short time.

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On completion of the training, Vestas Blades said: “TÜV Rheinland Academy, with its flexible training
and expertise in the wind energy sector and plastics technology, was a strong partner for preparing
our employees for the new facility.”

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006 we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Due to our extensive experience in training services for the wind energy sector, we can help and support your company with a broad range of practical training courses and seminars for your employees. Along with the advanced training for service technicians for wind energy plants and rotor blade maintenance, we offer specifically created seminars in carbon fiber reinforced plastics, hydraulics, lubricants and more. With our training you can ensure that your staff is fully qualified for operating the machinery in your wind energy facility.

Solutions, results

Due to our expertise in training provision, and our extensive experience in the wind energy sector , the TÜV Rheinland Academy was the preferred choice for Vestas Blades.

We provided the company’s staff with comprehensive training and development, enabling them to acquire the skills they needed to operate and maintain the equipment and machinery in the new Lauchhammer facility. We created two new service technician training programs for wind energy plant and rotor blade maintenance.

As a major component of the rotor blades is carbon fiber, we developed specific training in carbon fiber reinforced plastics, along with professional education for plastic processing technicians. We also provided general training, including gantry crane, electrically instructed personnel and safety certificate contractors (SSC) training.

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Benefits for the client

TÜV Rheinland helped Vestas Blades Deutschland to:

  • Ensure that 500 personnel received specialized training within a short timeframe.
  • Gain bespoke courses tailored to their needs.
  • Provide service technicians with advanced training for wind energy plant and rotor blade maintenance.