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.

She is taking over an organisation that has recently implemented significant changes. The local associations have, for example, been successfully integrated within the organisation overall.

“The important task for me will have two focuses,” says Siobhan. “Firstly, to make sure we consolidate the new organisation, manage the expectations of the membership and further streamline the integrated structure. Secondly, the growth of Eurobitume should continue and achieving our vision to be the reference for all bitumen issues across Europe.”

After graduating from university, Siobhan spent four years working as Product Manager for Colas Roads UK, after which she joined Nynas Bitumen. She has also been active in a number of industry associations, including as President of Eurobitume 2015-18.

Projects

Sätaröd-Vä, Sweden

European route 22 (E22) is no less than 5,320 km long, from Holyhead in the UK via the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Latvia to Ishim in Russia. The part of the E22 that runs through Sweden plays a major role for the country’s southern region, not least because of the link to the Copenhagen area. The problem is that the road is very busy and accident-prone, and is also close to residential areas that are affected by noise.

Projects

The Rotebro Link, Sweden

County road 267 in northern Stockholm is an important, busy link between the E4 and the E18. To improve the traffic flow on this section, the contractor Svevia has been hired by the Swedish Transport Administration to widen a 6 km section from one to two lanes in each direction.

Projects

Punt Val Mulinaun, Switzerland

High-quality waterproofing of a bridge is generally carried out using mastic asphalt. This is all the more true if there are increased stresses due to climatic conditions or traffic loads. One example is the Punt-Val-Mulinaun arch bridge on the Oberalpstrasse H19 in Graubünden, Switzerland.

Projects

Asphalt in High Cross Slope, Germany

In summer 2017, Nynas delivered a carefully chosen PMB grade, Nypol 25, for asphalt layers of a test track.

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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