Christof Schwarz already worked on design and construction of wind turbines during his studies in the mid 80s.

In the 1990s he was active in the field of site planning. At the end of the 1990s Christof Schwarz turned towards technical inspections.

In 1998 he founded the engineering office Christof Schwarz.

In 2000, he joined the 8.2 Group. In 2006 he was one of the three founding members of executive board of the 8.2 Consulting AG and until 2011 he was its Chief Financial Officer. Afterwards he concentrated again on his engineering office, with which he left the 8.2 Group at the end of 2014.

At the beginning of 2017, the engineering office was transformed into a limited engineering company (Christof Schwarz Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH) to meet the changed requirements in the international field.

Over the years, the company has inspected several thousand wind turbines from leading manufacturers.

Participation in committees and guidelines

Basic Principles for Performing an Assessment and Verification of the Lifetime Extension of Onshore Wind Energy Converters, German Wind Energy association (BWE), 2nd fully revised and expanded edition, May 2017

Basic Principles for the Inspection for Condition-based Maintenance of Wind Turbines, German Wind Energy association (BWE)

German Wind Energy association (BWE)

BGI 657 „Wind Turbines“, Employer’s Liabilitiy Insurance Association of precision mechanics and electrical engineering, Edition 03/2006 (1st version)

Working guideline „Checking the condition of the lightning protection system of wind turbines“, issued by the Expert Advisory Committee German Wind Energy association (BWE) in October 2004