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.

Interview

A new refinery landscape

The overall impact of IMO 2020, Covid-19 and the closure of outdated refineries has increased the benefit of bitumen expertise and specialisation. The question is who will produce bitumen in the future?

Projects

Golden standard for the Slussen Bridge

The pavement system for a new bridge includes both asphalt and waterproofing. This makes major demands of quality awareness and the ability to coordinate different technologies.

Noted

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.

Research

The importance of interlayer bond coat application during pavement construction

With our collective duty to ensure sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions, it is more important than ever that the road construction industry strives to get things right first time and build structures to last. That implies new structures, as well as maintenance interventions, must be effectively designed and the installation must truly reflect that design.

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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