Infrastructure with drive

Nynas has been contributing to the development of Poland’s infrastructure since 1994.

With almost 40 million inhabitants, Poland is a major power in Europe. The country’s strong economy has laid the foundations for significant infrastructure investments. At present, Poland is one of the countries in Europe that is investing the most in the construction and maintenance of roads.

Nynas has been contributing to the development of the country’s infrastructure since 1994. The bitumen depot is in the port town of Szczecin. Most of the products arrive there by ship from Nynäshamn, Sweden. From this depot Nynas supplies customers not only all over Poland, but also in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.

“We’re expecting healthy growth looking ahead, primarily for polymer modified bitumen (PMB). The Polish climate with cold winters and hot summers places heavy strains on the roads. So, it pays for itself in the long term to use PMB in the wearing course, even though the initial cost is a little higher,” says Grzegorz Sochanski, Managing Director, Nynas Sp. z o.o.

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.

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Sustainable Development

The way forward for Wales

Over ten years in the making, the Welsh Government’s new surface course specification centres around stone mastic asphalt (SMA) and hopes to significantly increase the service life of the road surface materials.

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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