WORKS FIRE DEPARTMENT
ALWAYS READY TO STEP IN

Safety is the highest priority at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack, especially when it comes to emergencies. The works fire department is a recognized full-time works fire department and part of InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG, the company operating the chemical park.

In an emergency, the experienced firefighters can initiate damage control measures anywhere in the chemical park within five minutes. Using a radio system the works fire department immediately and simultaneously informs all the control rooms of the companies and key individuals. Links to the public fire departments are ensured by participation in the radio communications of the emergency and rescue services. Three dedicated telephone lines to the control center of the Rhein-Erft district are kept free at all times.

The works fire department is responsible primarily for fire prevention, firefighting and special tasks such as training company employees in emergency fire procedures and the use of fire extinguishers and respiratory equipment.

Over one hundred emergency drills take place in the companies every year. In addition to their daily training and special training seminars, the works firefighters possess specialized knowledge of the complex chemical plants on the site. A regular exchange as well as co-organized drills with the emergency organization of the chemical park also takes place with the public fire departments of the City of Hürth and the surrounding cities as well as with specialized personnel working at other chemical sites.

When new plants are being planned, the private works fire department defines and determines the fire protection measures necessary, a description of which is added to the approval applications for a plant or facility. Regular fire inspections are conducted in all the companies.

There are alarm plans in place for all of the operational areas of the companies in the chemical industrial park. These plans document particulars such as feedstock, plant fire protection equipment, etc.

WDR Lokalzeit – Emergency management at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack

Jürgen Groborz

Head of Safety and Environment
Tel.: +49 22 33 48-6139
Fax: +49 22 33 48-94-6139

Ralf Lassmann

Private Works Fire Department
Tel.: +49 22 33 48-2087
Fax: +49 22 33 48-2345

Behavioral guidelines for the neighboring community in case of incident

 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.