Bayer MaterialScience recently announced plans to establish a global wind energy competence and development center at its existing site in Otterup, Denmark. The new competence center will spearhead and coordinate the global development activities for advanced materials used in wind energy applications. Kim Harnow Klausen will lead the new center in addition to his current responsibilities as managing director of Bayer MaterialScience A/S, Denmark.

The center will bundle the development capabilities from across the company’s portfolio of polyurethanes and polycarbonates, as well as coatings, adhesives, and specialties materials, pooling expertise from research and development teams around the world.

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

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