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Bayer pools its process and plant safety expertise


Leveraging global safety

Former CURRENTA department is transferred to Bayer Technology Services

Leverkusen, – The Bayer Group is pooling its expertise in the process and plant safety sector under the aegis of Bayer Technology Services GmbH (BTS), and will offer these services worldwide. The technology company, which has regional offices in eleven countries, is to take over the Process and Plant Safety department of CURRENTA in Leverkusen in the context of a transfer of undertaking. The 53 experts in the department will become BTS employees effective October 1, 2010. The former manager Dr. Konrad Fischer will continue as head of the department, which will become part of the Process Technology Division. The related technology fields Materials Technology, Process Design and Reaction Technology also form part of this division.

“The integration of Process and Plant Safety into Bayer Technology Services as an integral part of our company creates a unique competence platform, that enables us to offer a broader range of services to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries worldwide,” said BTS Managing Director Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne.

The functions performed by Process and Plant Safety include providing global support for safety analyses, designing safety equipment, controlling chemical reactions and ensuring explosion protection. The equipment in the department’s laboratory is designed to determine the characteristic safety data of substances and reactions. Safety and hazard assessments are used to identify potential risks and determine the appropriate safety measures.

About Bayer Technology Services
Bayer Technology Services GmbH offers fully-integrated solutions along the life cycle of chemical/pharmaceutical plants – from development through engineering and construction to process optimization for existing plants. The company employs almost 2,600 experts worldwide at its headquarters in Leverkusen and other German sites, as well as in regional offices in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
In 2009, the company achieved sales of approximately EUR 380 million.

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