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Mathias Steck

Mathias Steck

Mathias Steck (老马) is Regional Manager Asia Pacific, Energy & Renewables Advisory, at DNV GL. Before the merger of DNV and Germanischer Lloyd in September 2013 Mathias was the Regional Manager of GL Garrad Hassan Asia Pacific. He and his team of today 120 experts across the region deliver advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Their expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Mathias has 10 years of experience in the wind turbine industry.  During this time he has performed a wide range of tasks as an expert in charge of structural components of wind turbines including reviews, inspections, expert opinions, failure analysis, technical due diligence, guideline development and technical seminars. Mathias has a German Diploma (equivalent to Masters Degree) in 'Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology' (2001) from the ‘Technical University Hamburg-Harburg’. There he worked as a student assistant in the ‘Department of Steel and Timber Constructions’ and elsewhere at engineering company ‘IWB’. Whilst studying, Mathias earned the ‘Vordiplom prize of Hamburg Construction’ for the top five intermediate diplomas and a stipendiary from ‘Konrad Adenauer Foundation Germany’. Over the course of his diploma, Mathias also took the opportunity to study at the ‘University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology’ specialising in concrete and steel structures as well as an additional Degree in Geotechnics. After graduation, Mathias worked as a junior engineer for one year at ‘STRABAG’, where his tasks included quotation processing, design, optimization, planning and project coordination for large-scale construction sites in Germany, Turkey, Hungary and Kosovo. Mathias joined Germanischer Lloyd in 2003 in the Wind Energy group.  There he was involved in the inspection, review and computation of wind turbine foundations and towers and furthermore worked to develop the tools and Finite Element models of several wind turbine components and offshore substructures.  Mathias took on the role of Project Manager for certification services and advisor for customers in India, China, USA, Japan, Korea and Europe. In 2008 he took on the role of Head of the Civil Engineering Group and then the Department Head of Renewable Energy Asia where he began building the GL engineering teams in India and China, being based in Mumbai and Bangalore, India from 2008 to 2011. Outside of these duties, Mathias has been active in various GL committees. He was the spokesman for the Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services ‘Economic Advisory Committee’ and a member of the works council of the ‘Business Segment Wind Energy’.  Today Mathias is Director of several GL entities in Asia Pacific. Mathias has also co-authored a number of technical papers which covered research on reclassification of steel failures and the development and construction of wind turbines on land and at sea. To join Mr. Steck's professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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