EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION
WE ARE WELL PREPARED

We are well prepared for acute incidents. Using a well-planned emergency organization with clearly allocated tasks we ensure that emergency services and competent contacts are available at all times. Besides the specialized safety personnel of the works fire department and the emergency manager, numerous employees at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack are involved in the preventative measures.

Company alarm plans, emergency responders and fire protection officers warn people in the affected plant, enabling them to leave the danger zone safely. Specific company measures to limit the effects are also in place.

Also in the event of odor and noise nuisance, especially when our neighbors and the environment could be affected, specialized personnel in an emergency standby service from environmental protection are on hand to take measurements.

The works fire department is at the ready 24/7 to respond immediately in an emergency and to minimize damage or hazardous effects. The works fire department is called via the emergency number or automatic fire calls. Calls to the emergency number are always relayed to the Works Security Control Center.

ONE-STOP SAFETY – THE EMERGENCY MANAGER

An emergency manager working with the works fire department is also involved. This is always an experienced manager from the safety precaution sector who, in case of emergency, has far-reaching competencies with regard to the chemical park. Immediately following the occurrence of an incident the emergency manager can assess the situation and its possible impact. In case of danger he also initiates a warning for the neighboring community using the chemical park's warning sirens and radio announcements. He is also responsible for first informing the authorities.

In case of a serious incident, the emergency manager calls together the central task force. This consists of managers from the companies operating at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack.

The task force coordinates the operations of all those involved in and outside the chemical park and initiates the communication of information gathered to fire and rescue personnel, the neighboring community, authorities and the media.

Jürgen Groborz

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

Miriam Klapheck

Emergency and Crisis Management
Tel.: +49 22 33 48-24 44
Fax: +49 22 33 48-94 24 44

Fireworker

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.