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On 27 November 2020, after 46 days and 8,000 activities with no accidents and not one single person being infected with COVID-19, a turnaround was completed at the Nynas refinery in Harburg.
Moritz Fenske has just started loading bitumen onto the bitumen tanker Bitland by one of the jetties at the Nynas refinery in Harburg. The ship, which is about 100 m long and has a maximum cargo capacity of 4,972 TDW, mainly serves ports around the North Sea, almost exclusively for Nynas.
The loading arm, which Moritz is connecting to the loading nozzle by means of remote control, has a capacity of roughly 300 tonnes per hour. Today the cargo consists of a soft bitumen, which will be transported to the refinery in Gothenburg.
Moritz’s job as loading master includes not only connecting and disconnecting the loading arm and managing the operation of the pumps; he must also plan the loading operation together with the ship’s captain and make sure that all safety procedures are followed to the last detail.
It is an overarching objective for Nynas to minimise the impact of its products on health, safety and the environment. Playing a key role in this work is Product HSE.