Structural testing

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

For large structures and components, our strong floor is capable of taking concentrated loads up to 500 tons and is equipped with 2200 anchor points for fixation of test rigs and structures. Most of the software for the measurement and control systems is developed in house, giving flexibility in carrying out very complex testing on all kind of structures and components.

For loading structures and components, we have at our disposal a wide variety of winches and hydraulic actuators, so that for every project the optimal solution can be achieved. In addition, two separate hydraulic systems, and a modular approach for test set-up construction, allow us to build practically any desired test set-up, suitable for any kind of structure. These capabilities are completed with our larger standard hydraulic machines with a maximum capacity of 400, 1000 and 3500 kN for testing smaller structures.


Currently, WMC uses witnessing procedures to deliver e.g. DNV GL or TÜV approved reports.


As an independent laboratory, we understand the importance of confidentiality. Our processes comply with general requirements to avoid predisposition and maintain confidentiality. The signing of a non-disclosure agreement is typically included in the preparation of a project.


Based on customers' needs new tests are being developped constantly.
Please contact us to discuss the options for a customized test programme:

Knowledge Centre WMC
Kluisgat 5
1771 MV Wieringerwerf
the Netherlands
phone +31(0)227-50 49 49