Bayer MaterialScience says it plans to establish a global wind energy competence and development center at its existing site in Otterup, Denmark. The new center will spearhead and coordinate the global development activities for advanced materials used in wind energy applications.
The center will bundle the development capabilities from across the company's entire portfolio of polyurethanes and polycarbonates, as well as coatings, adhesives and specialties materials, pooling expertise from research and development teams around the world.
Kim Harnow Klausen has been assigned as lead of the new center and will still continue in his current role as managing director of Bayer MaterialScience A/S Denmark.
Bayer MaterialScience plans to extend its capabilities at the existing polyurethanes systems house site in Otterup by additionally building on solutions for wind turbine applications that include the raw materials for coatings and adhesives, carbon nanotubes, matrix materials and production processes for rotor blades, as well as fiber composite materials and production processes for nacelles.Â