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Applications of Solmax’s Geosynthetic Drainage Design Tool: Drainage Geonets & Geocomposites in Solid Waste Containment Facilities

Natural Disaster Losses 2019 – Tropical Cyclones causing Billions in Losses dominate Nat Cat Picture of 2019

  • Severe typhoons in Japan cause the year’s biggest losses
  • Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane of the year, devastates the Bahamas – US mainland largely spared
  • Natural catastrophes cause overall losses of US$ 150bn, with insured losses of about US$ 52bn – In line with long-term average
  • Humanitarian tragedy caused by cyclones in Mozambique – Over 1,000 deaths – Better protection is urgently needed
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Restart of SSAB Special Steels in Oxelösund pushed back until the Beginning of February

During the planned maintenance outage at SSAB Special Steels in Oxelösund in the beginning of December, ABB replaced the control system for the power supply of the rolling mill. During the planned restart, a transformer broke down, as earlier communicated. After repair, during the restart of the powertrain of the rolling mill, there was another breakdown of one out of six similar transformers.

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BAM expects Project Losses of approximately €75 Million

Based on the latest available information, Royal BAM Group nv expects project losses totalling approximately €75 million, due to:
- Deterioration of a large civil engineering project in Germany which is one of the handful of lossmaking projects reported last year. The problems are due to adverse ground conditions; technical solutions have been implemented to keep this project on schedule but these are more costly than anticipated.
- Unexpected problems at a mid-sized UK civil engineering project which was bid for in 2012. This is due to a combination of adverse ground conditions and bad weather.
BAM is now intensifying, accelerating and enlarging its programmes to improve the Group’s operational and financial performance:

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