Safety

Safety first

‘Get home safely’ was the subject of this autumn's Aggregate Industries Safety Events.

Interview

Planning ahead

The civil engineering industry is pressing for a new Danish infrastructure plan. Many major projects, which will benefit both Denmark and Europe, are dependant on such a plan. Anders Hundahl explains more.

Projects

E18, Norway

After two intensive years, the construction company NCC has finished asphalting the 23 km stretch of the E18 between Arendal and Tvedestrand in southern Norway.

Projects

Storstrøm bridge, Denmark

The Danish State is currently building the new Storstrøm Bridge between Zealand and Falster. The bridge, which is part of the planned Fehmarn Belt link between Denmark and Germany, has a budget of approx. EUR 560 million and will open for traffic in 2022.

Noted

The score for quality is lower

Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.

Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness


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The Moment
03:30 PM
05 June
Baveno, Italy

This summer, one hundred or so users of bitumen for industrial applications gathered in Baveno in Northern Italy to find out about the latest trends in bitumen waterproofing membranes. During the meeting, which was organised by the industry organisation EDANA, discussions touched on subjects ranging from raw material development and new technologies to regulation and environmental opportunities. One of the participants was Wim Teugels, Crude & Feedstock Specialist in Nynas Bitumen. In his presentation, he focused on the fact that European bitumen production capacity has fallen significantly over the last ten years, while at the same time the demands from end users are changing, with an increased focus on specific quality aspects. This means that bitumen is even more of a specialised product than in the past.

A dynamic 90-year-old

In October 1928 the S/S British Earl delivered the very first cargo of crude oil for the newly-built refinery in Nynäshamn, Sweden. The history of Nynas could start to unfold. Research and development was a strong driving force for the business from the very outset. Among other things, Nynas was among the first in Europe to manufacture petrol with a high octane level. The global energy crisis in the mid-1970s resulted in a transition from a small traditional Swedish oil company into an international player focused on special products. Nynas is now one of Europe’s leading bitumen suppliers, and is also a world leader in the field of naphthenic specialty oils.