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Nynas appoints Renaudeau to lead new bitumen organization

Nynas appoints Renaudeau to lead new bitumen organization
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Rafael Renaudeau has been appointed vice president of Nynas Bitumen and member of the Nynas Group Executive Committee. He will lead a newly formed organisation to cover all bitumen market areas where Nynas is located. The appointment is a step to further strengthen the company’s position as a bitumen supplier.

Rafael Renaudeau has a thorough commercial and operational background from different positions within Nynas. He will now manage a newly formed organisation that will cover the entire Nynas’ bitumen business area. The new organisation will be responsible for all sales, marketing, operations, and technical development.

“We are creating a new bitumen business organisation by merging our operations in the Nordic region, the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Market trends such as increased pan European focus, sustainable development focus, digitization of customer experience, product development and more require a holistic approach. Our response is a pan European organisation which will benefit both Nynas and our customers,” says Bo Askvik, president and CEO of Nynas.

The Gothenburg Refinery in Sweden, situated close to the Gothenburg Harbour – the largest harbour in the Nordic region, is an important producer of bitumen specialty products such as PMB’s, bitumen emulsions and oxidized bitumen.

The Nynas refinery in Harburg, Germany, is the second largest oil refinery in the Nynas group, and one of the largest suppliers of bitumen for roads in Germany and Europe.

The Eastham refinery, located on the River Mersey, in England, has been operating as a 50-50 joint venture between Nynas and Shell since 1992. The refinery was built as a dedicated bitumen refinery to meet the demand for bitumen at the time of the motorway expansion in the UK in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The Eastham refinery has the combined capacity to produce almost 50% of the current UK demand for bitumen.