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.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable governance

Eurobitume is carrying out longterm work to help the organisation’s members to prepare for upcoming challenges as the conditions change in the market. One example is the decision to form the Bitumen Sustainability Steering Group (BSSG), chaired by Carl Robertus from Nynas.

Projects

The Ryfylke tunnel, Norway

2013 saw the start of a major construction project – the Ryfylke tunnel, which opened to traffic just in time for the start of the new decade. This is the longest and deepest underground road tunnel in the world – 292 m below sea level – and it forms part of what is known as the Ryfast project.

Noted

Nynas exits US sanctions

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) announced today that Nynas is no longer being blocked pursuant to the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations. As a result of a corporate restructuring of the ownership of Nynas AB sanctions are lifted, and US persons and companies no longer require an authorization from OFAC to engage in transactions or activities with Nynas AB. As a consequence, general license GL 13E is removed.

Sustainable Development

Asphalt – a circular material

The reuse of asphalt is one area where the bitumen and asphalt industries contribute to a more sustainable utilisation of our natural resources.

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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