However, the management at that time used this first post-war crisis to transform RWTÜV from a “semi-governmental” testing organisation into a modern, growth-oriented service company. This laid the foundation for recovery and successful growth..
The phase-out of nuclear energy coupled with a rising energy demand marked the start of the energy transition – although initially the environment was not a prominent concern. Coal, oil and later natural gas were still the energy sources of choice.
During the latter part of the 20th century, RWTÜV engineers supervised the construction and monitored the operation of coal-fired power plants, refineries and oil pipelines from the coastal ports to the country’s interior. They inspected and certified planning, construction drawings, components and systems of liquefied gas plants, spherical tanks for storage or helium turbine power generators. In this way, they played a part in securing the country’s energy supply.