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.

Nynas depends on a wide-ranging distribution process for crude oil, oil components and finished goods. Thanks to a global network of depots, vessels and road tankers, it is possible to meet the market’s stringent requirements of safety, service and cost-effectiveness.

The crude oil that is used to manufacture bitumen, tyre and transformer oils and many other special products at Nynas refineries is delivered by tanker from different parts of the world. Early one morning at the end of August, one such oil tanker approached Nynäshamn after almost a month at sea.

The 274 m long, 48 m wide vessel was guided into the quayside at the refinery with the aid of three tugboats. But 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.

Projects

Sokndal, Norway

The recently opened Motorcenter Norway offers everything from go-carting to drag racing. Nynas was involved in the project by supplying Nypol HF 105, a polymer-modified bitumen ideal for pavements that are subjected to high stresses.

Projects

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Älvsborg Bridge spans the estuary of the Göta Älv river at the entrance to Gothenburg and the biggest port in Scandinavia. The bridge, officially opened in 1966, has a total length of 930 m and a suspended span of 418 m. To guarantee the bridge's functionality and extend its useful life, extensive maintenance work has been under way since 2019, the third and final stage being completed this summer.

Talking point

Road infrastructure in North-Western Europe

Even though many successful road projects have been completed in Western Europe in recent years, the durability and availability of the road infrastructure needs to be improved.

Interview

Paving the way for asphalt 4.0

Digitalisation is making inroads in the asphalt industry. The latest Eurasphalt & Eurobitume (E&E) Congress was held virtually in June. It was a success, but the next E&E event will allow industry stakeholders to meet face-to-face.

Noted

All the key players are working together to achieve the best possible result.

Katri Eskola, Specialist Road Maintenance Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic


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