STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The conversion of Preem's refinery in Lysekil has begun. In the latest update to the refinery's environmental permit, Preem will apply to establish the capacity for the large-scale production of renewable fuels at the refinery, which is estimated to reduce climate emissions by up to 1.7 million tons annually.
Preem has launched a new project to rebuild the Lysekil refinery to become Scandinavia's largest producer of renewable fuels.
In an initial phase, Preem plans to carry out a redevelopment of the existing Synsat plant, which today produces environmental class 1 diesel. The redevelopment of the Synsat plant will increase Preem's renewable diesel production by 650,000-950,000 cubic meters annually, which is as much as two to three times higher than today's renewable production capacity at Preem's refinery in Gothenburg.
"Preem's main priority is to begin large-scale renewable production at the refinery in Lysekil and we are pleased to announce that we will now take the first, big step in the refinery's renewable conversion," says Magnus Heimburg, CEO at Preem.
The increased renewable production will play a central role in helping Sweden to achieve its climate targets. The conversion is estimated to reduce emissions throughout the value chain by between 1.2-1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide each year, of which the largest reduction will take place in road traffic.
When the conversion is completed, the plant will have the capacity to process up to 40 percent renewable raw materials, with the ambition to reach higher levels in the long term. The project will also mean that the corresponding amount of fossil raw material will be phased out of the Synsat plant.
"Focusing on renewable fuels is a cornerstone of Preem's overall and long-term business strategy," says Heimburg. "The project is a central part of Preem's goal to become the world's first climate-neutral petroleum and biofuel company throughout the entire value chain by 2045, while maintaining our competitiveness."
An application to change the existing environmental permit is planned to be submitted before the end of the year. Investment decisions are planned for the summer of 2021. The plant is expected to be operational by 2024 at the latest.
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American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), today announced that Chris Rash has been appointed Chief Executive Officer ("CEO”) of Talbot Underwriting Ltd ("Talbot”), which operates within the Lloyd's Insurance Market through Syndicate 1183. Mr. Rash has also been appointed to the Talbot Underwriting Board. Subject to regulatory approval of both appointments, Mr. Rash is expected to join Talbot by January 1, 2021 and will be based in London.
Mr. Rash will report to the Talbot Underwriting Board and to Jon Hancock, Chief Executive Officer of AIG International General Insurance. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of Talbot’s operations. Upon Mr. Rash’s arrival at Talbot, acting Talbot CEO, David Morris, will be appointed Talbot’s Chief Underwriting Officer.
Mr. Rash joins Talbot from StarStone Group, where he was most recently interim Group CEO, having previously served as CEO of International and Deputy Group CEO. A seasoned executive with extensive international leadership experience in insurance and finance, Mr. Rash joined StarStone in August 2018 as Executive Chairman before assuming the newly created role of President in October 2018 to lead execution and operational capabilities. Formerly, he was Group CFO for MS Amlin plc and previously served as Commercial Director and CFO at the National House Building Corporation, and prior to that as Group Chief Accountant at RSA Group.
Mr. Hancock said: "I am pleased to welcome Chris to Talbot. His significant international leadership experience in insurance and finance ideally suit him to serve as CEO of Talbot. I look forward to supporting Chris’ leadership at this pivotal time, as we continue to position AIG’s businesses at Lloyd’s to deliver innovation and sustained profitable growth.”
Mr Rash said: "I am delighted to join Talbot and its talented team of colleagues at this moment of profound opportunity in the insurance industry. I look forward to positioning Talbot to provide unique expertise and strategic value to our clients and stakeholders.”
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aig.com. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries and jurisdictions, and coverage is subject to underwriting requirements and actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.
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Granite (NYSE:GVA) is pleased to announce a Granite Inliner project, the Stamford Interceptor Trunk Sanitary Sewer Phase 1 Project for the Region of Niagara, Ontario, has been awarded the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Gas Tax Award. The AMO Gas Tax Award recognizes excellence in the use of federal Gas Funds. The Niagara Region was presented this award for their investment of federal Gas Tax funding in an innovative sewer rehabilitation project in the City of Niagara Falls.
The Stamford Interceptor Trunk Sanitary Sewer Phase 1 Project was completed by LiquiForce, Granite Inliner’s Canadian-based rehabilitation services company, using a no-dig trenchless pipeline rehabilitation technology, also known as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. CIPP extends the life of hydraulically adequate sewers at lower cost than excavating and replacing sewers in the streets and is less disruptive to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during construction while minimizing the environmental impact.
LiquiForce rehabilitated 7,600 feet (2,300 meters) of new and existing 42-inch (1,050-millimeter) and 48-inch (1,200-millimeter) diameter sanitary sewer main and 23 manholes bypassing the entire system including three pumping stations.
The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, addressed the Federal Gas Tax Awards ceremony, praising Niagara Region’s "very impressive work.”
"Congratulations to this year’s winner, Niagara Region,” said Minister McKenna. "You combined innovation and environmentally-friendly engineering and supported long-term planning with your sewer pipeline project. And you did a great job keeping the impact on the busy Niagara Falls tourism sector minimal.”
"It’s great to get recognition for the innovation that went into this project,” said Niagara Region Regional Chair, Jim Bradley. "The federal Gas Tax Fund played a very big role in making this happen.”
Read the AMO Gas Tax Award press release.
Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite (NYSE:GVA) is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States as well as a full-suite provider in the transportation, water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite’s Code of Conduct and strong Core Values guide the Company and its employees to uphold the highest ethical standards. In addition to being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for ten consecutive years, Granite is an industry leader in safety and an award-winning firm in quality and sustainability. For more information, visit graniteconstruction.com, and connect with Granite on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Granite Inliner
Granite Inliner is one of the nation’s largest cured-in-place pipe and trenchless pipe providers, and offers sustainable pipeline rehabilitation services to both public and private sectors. Granite Inliner installs safe, cost-effective, and long-term solutions for aging water, wastewater and sewer infrastructure needs. In June 2018, they became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Incorporated.
LiquiForce is a leader in no-dig trenchless pipeline rehabilitation services for water and wastewater pipeline systems, and have offices in both Canada and the United States. Services include complete pipeline system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation and maintenance. In June 2018, LiquiForce became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Incorporated.
About Liner Products
Supplying more than 40 million feet of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner since 1999, Liner Products has a strong legacy of being a trusted source and top supplier of high-performance pipe lining tubes and material throughout North America. In June 2018, Liner Products became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Granite Construction, Inc.
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports and enhances strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.
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