windtest north-america celebrates 10 years

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA (April 30, 2024) – It’s been 10 years since windtest north-america opened its doors for the first time in Estherville, Iowa.











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Since then the company has worked on more than 100 wind energy projects in North America to prove, improve and enhance the validity, quality, efficiency and long-term return on investment of wind energy companies.

Germany-based windtest grevenbroich gmbh had already been serving renewable energy clients in North America since 2007. Increasing wind energy development and demand for precision testing and measurement drove its decision to locate a subsidiary in the USA. In May 2014, windtest north-america began operating at the Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies (S.E.R.T.) Center of Iowa Lakes Community College.

Monika Krämer, windtest grevenbroich managing director and windtest north-america president, said the company considered multiple locations on the East and West Coasts, but Estherville stood out.

"Rapidly expanding wind energy development in the area at the time, pro-wind state government policies, the centralized location and the potential for cooperation with the Iowa Lakes Community College Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program were all significant advantages,” Krämer recalls. “All of that, along with the exceptional assistance and support from the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation and many others in the area made Estherville an obvious choice."

Kathy Evert, the former ILCDC president & CEO, was instrumental in windtest’s decision to locate in Iowa. “The potential synergies between windtest, Iowa Lakes Community College and Estherville were clear from the beginning,” she said. “The company’s commitment to making a long-term investment in Iowa has been mutually beneficial, to say the least. I’m delighted to be able to congratulate windtest – and by extension the college and community – on 10 successful years of co-location and cooperation, and I look forward to their continuing success.”

Jasmin Holzinger, windtest north-america chief operating officer, said, “We’re tremendously grateful to the citizens, businesses and community leaders of Estherville, Emmet County and the state of Iowa. We’re excited for what the next 10 years will bring.”

windtest grevenbroich and windtest north-america provide a full slate of testing and technical consulting services for turbine manufacturers, investors, lenders, developers, wind farm owners and grid operators, including precision measurement, analysis and validation for power performance, mechanical load, sound emission, acoustic vibration, blade alignment, grid integration and performance assessment. Their clients include turbine manufacturers, investors, lenders, developers, wind farm owners and grid operators, as well as businesses manufacturing, aviation and other industries where test bench and field measurements are necessary. Over the course of more than 27 years in the international wind energy industry, windtest grevenbroich has participated in various large projects in the United States as well as Europe, India, China and other countries.



Sandy Shonkwiler
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