Germany's BMS to set up Denmark wind energy development centre

11 May 2012 11:32  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is planning to set up a new centre at its facility in Otterup, Denmark, to develop advanced materials for the wind energy sector, the Germany-based polymers producer said on Friday.

The global wind energy “competence centre” will bundle development capabilities from across the company’s entire portfolio of polyurethanes, polycarbonates, coatings, adhesives and specialties materials, pooling expertise from research and development teams around the world, BMS said.

“This is an exciting step in the area of sustainable energy supply that will help open new horizons in the wind power industry,” said BMS CEO Patrick Thomas.

“We have decades of experience in the field of advanced materials development and I am confident that with this specific focus we will be able to make a valuable contribution to this important industry sector,” he added.

Full details of the centre have yet to be decided, the company said, and no financial information was disclosed.

Kim Harnow Klausen, managing director of Bayer MaterialScience in Denmark, has been assigned to head the centre.

Bayer MaterialScience is part of Germany's Bayer Group.

By: Graeme Paterson
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