Wind center to offer advanced maintenance and engineering training

Moog says its training facility will help customers to self-manage turbine deployment and speed repair and maintenance work.

A motion control company and developer of pitch systems for wind turbines, has opened a Wind Training Center in Unna, Germany. The 1,300 m² facility will provide technical training programs to Moog’s global wind energy customer base. A dedicated team of expert trainers will lead customer training programs ranging from a basic introduction to more advanced and focused engineering courses on products and systems. Hands-on technical training in Moog Pitch Systems, pitch motors, pitch servo drives, backup-systems and programmable logic controllers focuses on maintenance, performance analysis, repair and retrofits. To satisfy attendees with different backgrounds, basic, total immersion and expert levels will be available.

The training center will house interactive displays of complete pitch systems and a variety of products to facilitate hands-on practical instruction for participants. In addition to regularly offered courses, the company also offers specialized training courses tailored to specific customer needs, allowing trainees to effectively design their own training package. High quality and focused instruction is encouraged by limiting course sizes to small groups to provide more opportunity for participants to interact with the Moog trainers. Courses will be offered in both English and German as a standard, and are available in other languages on demand.

“Having qualified technicians especially in hard-to-reach areas and conditions that are difficult to work under are essential to saving customers time and ultimately cost,” added Jens Ograbek, Head of Services and Repair, Moog in Unna, Germany.
The opening ceremony included a number of Moog’s global senior executives as well as guest VIPs. Mr. Udo Paschedag, State Secretary, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia delivered a speech on the importance of wind energy in North Rhine-Westphalia. Other guests include Mr. Werner Kolter, Mayor, City of Unna. In addition to the opening ceremony, Moog representatives and a number of leading industry experts sponsored a round-table discussion on “Safety, efficiency and skills in the wind energy market.”

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