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.
Although 85 % of all bitumen is used in road applications, there are other applications where bitumen’s properties bring value.
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.
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.
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.
We were early to invest in an extensive delivery network for bitumen in Northwest Europe.
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.
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.
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.
Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft (BAG) has set an important course for the future with the completion of its new Technology Centre.
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.
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.