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History of WMC
Wind turbine design software
History of the Knowledge Centre WMC
The Knowledge Centre WMC started as "WMC-Group" in the Delft University of Technology where it performed full-scale testing on rotor blades for wind turbines since 1984 as part of sections of the department of Civil Engineering. However, the test facility at Delft University of Technology became too small for the next generation of large rotor blades. So, in order to keep track with the market's needs we had to find another, larger location to continue our work.
Therefore a larger test facility was built in Wieringerwerf, in the northern part of the Netherlands where a new industrial site and yacht-basin "Waterpark Wieringermeer" is developed.
Starting 2003, as we moved from Delft to Wieringerwerf, the former "WMC-Group" of the Delft University of Technology continues its work as a new foundation with a new name: Knowledge Centre WMC, established by the Delft University of Technology and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN. With its links to both organisations the new Knowledge Centre can continue to combine fundamental and applied research on wind turbine and FRP structures.