Bitumen to focus on core European markets

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and Nynas is now taking strategic steps to strengthen its competitiveness in core markets. Nynas will create a business footprint focusing on customers in the naphthenics and bitumen market in Europe, and significantly improve efficiency to deliver a competitive customer experience. Furthermore, Nynas will focus on four strategic sustainability areas: product development, environment and climate change, health and safety as well as people and society.

Natural bitumen in the Tower of Babel

Researchers have been able to show that bricks in the mighty tower were bonded with natural bitumen

Asfalttikallio acquires NCC’s Finnish asphalt business

Asfalttikallio Oy is a Finnish road paving company that was founded in 2012. It is now taking a major step in its continued expansion through the acquisition of NCC’s Finnish asphalt business.

Streamlined Nynas Bitumen organisation to meet the strong trends

By adapting more quickly to changes in the market, Nynas can provide its customers with the best possible conditions for innovation and use of best practice.

30 years in Tallinn

For three decades, Nynas has contributed to an increased understanding of bitumen quality and supported the development of Estonian road infrastructure.

Nynas appoints Vice President Group Strategy & Sustainable Development

Johan Andersson is appointed Vice President Group Strategy & Sustainable Development in Nynas. The combined position marks Nynas intensified ambitions.

Nynas UK announce their future plans for the bitumen business in the UK

Nynas UK today announce that they will be ending the partnership with Navigator Terminals at their Teesside depot at the end of the existing contract in December 2022.

Pan European approach for Nynas Bitumen

Rafael Renaudeau is appointed Vice President Nynas Bitumen and member of the Nynas Group Executive Committee. He will lead a newly formed organisation to cover all bitumen market areas where Nynas is located. This is a step to further strengthen Nynas position as the true bitumen specialist.

Nynas expertise highlighted

This year’s E&E Congress will feature presentations of a large number of technical articles, representing top-level expertise in current bitumen and asphalt technology. Experts from Nynas have contributed to several of these, in some cases as lead author. Dr Anna Steneholm, Group Specialist Toxicology, and Dr Ian Lancaster, UK Technical Manager, have also been selected to give oral presentations.

Stop and full speed ahead

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.

Why electric road systems?

One important factor in the development of the roads of the future is the requirement for reduced CO2 emissions, especially from heavy goods vehicles (HGV). According to consultancy firm WSP, it could be possible for two thirds of HGV transport activities in Sweden to take place on electric road systems by 2030.

A loyal servantbids farewell

After 35 years at Nynas, Peter Bäcklund has stepped back from the limelight.

A ship loaded with precious cargo

This was not just any old ship – with a cargo capacity of 180,000 cubic metres, it is the biggest oil tanker to have visited Nynäshamn in 30 years.

Large infrastructure investments in Denmark

The parties in the Danish parliament have agreed to invest around EUR 22 billion in the country’s infrastructure between now and 2035; the biggest Danish infrastructure plan ever.

The pavement industry joins forces

In autumn 2021, the inaugural general meeting of the Swedish Pavement Association was held.

Safe, stable operations in Finland

Just a few miles from Turku in southern Finland, Nynas rents a number of bitumen tanks adjacent to the port of Naantali. A new multi-year agreement with the proprietor, Neste, ensures that Nynas will continue to have access to the depot's experienced staff and comprehensive services, ranging from operations to quality control and loading bays.

Roads remain dominant but are neglected in stimulus packages

"Even with massive incentives and policies in favour of public transport and rail, road transport will remain predominant for the movements of goods and people.”

Electrify more

The Swedish Transport Administration is going to build one of the world’s first permanent electric roads, as one element of the objective to reduce emissions from heavy traffic.

Infrastructure with drive

Nynas has been contributing to the development of Poland’s infrastructure since 1994.

Heading for Madrid

On 12-14 May, the paving industry will be gathering in Madrid for the 7th Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress (E&E 2020).

Successful 50-year-old looking to the future

Eurobitume has been the voice of the European bitumen industry since 1969.

Life cycle inventory

Last December, the very first ‘Asphalt Innovation Symposium’ was organised at the University of Antwerp, where Nynas has a bitumen laboratory. The headline theme was Sustainable Development in Asphalt.

Recipe against moisture, draughts and cold

Although 85 % of all bitumen is used in road applications, there are other applications where bitumen’s properties bring value.

Spectacular road project

Nordøyanae is the collective name of a group of beautiful islands situated off the western coast of Norway. In order to facilitate communications and contribute to the region’s economic growth, a new land link will connect the islands to the mainland.

Preparing for IMO 2020

The international Maritime Organisation IMO has decided that the current global emission limit of 3.5 % sulphur dioxide in maritime bunkers will be reduced to 0.5 % from 1 January 2020.

New Director General of Eurobitume

Siobhan McKelvey is into her third decade of working at Nynas, and now she will take on a new challenge outside the company. During the next few years, Siobhan will be on fulltime secondment to Eurobitume as their Director General.

Nynas 90 years - we deliver all over the world

We were early to invest in an extensive delivery network for bitumen in Northwest Europe.

New depot in Denmark

Due to the continued development of the harbour area in Køge, about 40 km south of Copenhagen, the current Nynas depot located there will have to close down. “We have been looking for an alternative for many years, and we are happy to now confirm that we will have a totally new depot in Køge operational by the beginning of 2019,” says Mikkel Caprani, Managing Director of Nynas A/S.

Milk trucks do the job

Connectivity is widely regarded as one of the pillars of mobility for the future. Vehicles that are constantly connected open up opportunities for improving road maintenance as can be seen from examples ranging from Finland to Kenya.

PMB gains ground in Norway

As a result of the growing Norwegian road construction market, Nynas has decided to further invest in upgrading the Drammen depot, situated south west of Oslo.

R&D in the spotlight for BAG

Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft (BAG) has set an important course for the future with the completion of its new Technology Centre.

The green city

The countryside is moving into the city. A slight exaggeration maybe, but it is a fact that green walls and roofs are becoming increasingly common in the urban environment.

See you at PPRS in Nice!

Maintenance, modernisation and adaptation of roads to meet future requirements for mobility is the theme of this year’s leading international forum in the field of road infrastructure – Pavement Preservation and Recycling Summit (PPRS) – on 26-28 March 2018 in Nice.