Porsgrunn, Norway

The global Norwegian industrial group Yara International is the first in the world to use a totally electric container ship in commercial operation. To make the transition from land to sea transport, a new quay facility is being built.

This unique battery-powered ship, with a capacity of 7 MWh, will be transporting fertilisers from the factory in Porsgrunn to the ports in Brevik and Larvik in Southern Norway.

With the new zero-emission ship in operation, Yara is able to eliminate at least 40,000 diesel-powered truck journeys, which brings significant benefits in terms of both safety and emissions of NOx and CO2.

To make the transition from land to sea transport, a new quay facility is being built in Porsgrunn. The paving is being carried out by Peab Asfalt on behalf of the main contractor, NRC.

In view of the major static and dynamic loads that occur in a harbour, Peab Asfalt chose to use Nynas Endura Z3 as it is a stiff, highly modified binder that provides a high resistance to deformation.

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Bitumen to focus on core European markets

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and Nynas is now taking strategic steps to strengthen its competitiveness in core markets. Nynas will create a business footprint focusing on customers in the naphthenics and bitumen market in Europe, and significantly improve efficiency to deliver a competitive customer experience. Furthermore, Nynas will focus on four strategic sustainability areas: product development, environment and climate change, health and safety as well as people and society.

Safety

Appreciated Safety Day in Norway

To minimise the risk of accidents and injuries when loading and unloading bitumen, Nynas holds annual driver meetings.

Interview

Brains of Nynas: Sarah Badley

Sarah Badley works as Bitumen Sales Manager, covering the North of England, but is also responsible for the Nynas Bitumen Customer Service Centre in the UK. She joined Nynas in 2014, having spent many years working in the motor industry with brands including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Find out what's on her mind.

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Natural bitumen in the Tower of Babel

Researchers have been able to show that bricks in the mighty tower were bonded with natural bitumen

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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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