Hódmezővásárhely Bypass Under Traffic
With Colas Út, Colas Közlekedésépítő and Colas Hungária all among the major contributors, the 13-kilometre-long Hódmezővásárhely bypass section of main road 47 has been finished in a record-short 18 months. The road was handed over to the traffic on 22 March.
Hódmezővásárhely Bypass Under Traffic
With Colas Út, Colas Közlekedésépítő and Colas Hungária all among the major contributors, the 13-kilometre-long Hódmezővásárhely bypass section of main road 47 has been finished in a record-short 18 months. The road was handed over to the traffic on 22 March.
Beams installed on M35 nighttime
More than 30 beams were installed in 10 hours on the bridge of motorway M35 above main road 4 at night on 12 May.
M4 Cegléd bypass kicks off
Colas constructs a 14.4 km long section of motorway M4 between Albertirsa and Cegléd
New Technology in Colas' Portfolio: Latexfalt
Colas and Latexfalt have recently reached an agreement regarding the application of the Latexfalt technology that has been used for installing over one million square metres of flooring in France up to now
Software for Environment Friendly Road Construction
Environment and sustainability are primary for Colas Hungária
Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Bypass of Hódmezővásárhely
Hódmezővásárhely will be relieved of traffic by the spring of 2018 with the help of the new 12.7 km-long bypass section. The ground breaking ceremony of the project was held on 30th November 2016.
Wattway - Solar road to the future
After five years of joint research, Colas’ Technology Campus (CST) and the French National Institute for Solar Energy presented a patent that could revolutionise the applications of solar power.
Alterra Builds Passive House
The Hermina Happy Land passive house is constructed by Colas Alterra in Budapest, District 14. The 8-storey building, that accommodates 255 flats, will be the largest passive house in Eastern Europe.
Superbrands Award for Colas
According to the decision of the Expert Committee, Colas is awarded the Business Superbrands prize in 2016.
Colas Central Europe on 31st Budapest Marathon
On 9 October 2016, the starting pistol was fired for record number of Colas employees – coming from all over Central Europe – take to the start line at Heroes’ Square, Budapest
Team Colas Defends Title at the Second NIF Cup
This year, supporting organisations’ teams competed for the NIF Cup in two groups.
FIBA 3x3 World Tour in Debrecen Sponsored by Colas
For five days in the second week of September, basketball players took over the main square of Debrecen
Zoltán Cseh General Manager Honoured
Zoltán Cseh was recently decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit of Hungary. The CEO of Colas Északkő Bányászati Kft. received the honour from the President of Hungary for his work in support of the country’s road construction, motorway construction, and railway reconstruction programmes.
Modern access control system introduced in Tállya
The new system will soon be armed to speed up loading and administrative tasks
Ground Breaking Ceremony on Motorway M35
The joint bid of Colas Hungária Zrt. and Colas Út Zrt. proved to be the cheapest valid offer for the M35 motorway’s new section between main road 4 and the Debrecen Airport access road (chainages 43+620 - 49+050 km). The 5,430-metre-long motorway leg requires the construction of two overpasses, three underpasses and two interchanges, with a need for nearly one million cubic metres of embankment material. The ground breaking ceremony was held on 6th July, 2016.
Asphalt Mixing Plant Inaugurated in Kéthely
Production is good to go at the new plant in Kéthely! We inaugurated the newest member of our mixing plant fleet on 4th July.
Bitumen Emulsion Day in Mátraháza
The goal of the trade day, organised on 7 June, was to bring back bitumen emulsion technologies, which had been used extensively in the past, but have been sidelined since
International environmental conference in Lyon
On 25-26 May, our French parent company, Colas SA, held its biannual international conference on environmental protection in Lyon with over 100 participants
Colas Út's Bitumen-Emulsion Vehicle Fleet Undergoes Upgrade
Colas Út plans to replace two of its emulsion sprinklers in 2016. We have already received a new vehicle fitted with a 5,000-litre Strassmayr sprayer, which will be operated by the Western Hungarian Regional Directorate. The other sprinkler also carries Strassmayr equipment with an 8,000-litre tank, and is suitable for towing a trailer – this vehicle will be delivered by April, and will be stationed in the company’s Gyöngyös emulsion plant.
Eco-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Technologies at This Year's HAPA Conference
The Hungarian Asphalt Pavement Association (HAPA) held its 17th annual conference at the Ramada Aurora Hotel & Resort Lake Balaton in Balatonalmádi on 23-24 February 2016. The event’s main topics revolved around eco-friendly and energy-efficient technologies and testing procedures, along with trends in European standardisation.
Colas Employees' Study Tour at the CST
Several years of fruitful cooperation between Colas Hungária’s Technology Directorate and the Paris campus of Colas SA paved the way for another study tour in France.
Colas Manager Receives Award
The Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Chamber of Industry and Commerce honours figures of the business world, outstandingly performing enterprises, and corporate leaders on a regular basis. With regard to the rich history of cooperation between the Chamber and Colas Északkő Kft., the Management Award and the accompanying statuette – created by sculptor Éva Varga – was presented to Északkő’s managing director, Zoltán Cseh, on 30 January 2016.
2nd Colas Central European Football Tournament
Following last year’s victory in Croatia, the Hungarian Colas team arrived as the reigning champions to the second CED football tournament organised by our Slovakian colleagues.
Renewed Section of Main Road 31 in Heves County Completed
After the completion of the Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county section of main road 31, Colas Út finished with the Heves county section as well. The handover ceremony was held on 17th December.
Economic Alternative to Railway Protective-Layers at Colas Északkő
Colas Északkő recommends more economic products with identical characteristics for railway protective-layers, based on foreign experiences.
Long-term Research Program to Protect Eagle Owls
Colas Északkő began a long-term research to map the natural habitat of the protected species in the area and vicinity of active quarries.
Our Constructions Conference in Székelyudvarhely
The Építményeink – Erdély-Partium-Bánság (Our Constructions – Transylvania-Partium-Banat) conference was organised for the third time in 2015, with a Székely city as the venue each year.
Civil Engineering Week at the Budapest University of Technology
The four-day event organised by the Faculty of Civil Engineering was backed by Colas, and featured a site visit at the tram tunnel constructed by Alterra at the Buda abutment of the Chain Bridge.
Civil Engineering Week at the Budapest University of Technology
The four-day event organised by the Faculty of Civil Engineering was backed by Colas, and featured a lecture by technology director Zoltán Puchard.
Victory at the Infrastructure Cup
With no goals conceded, Colas’ squad won the NIF Cup held as part of the 3rd Infrastructure Cup and Family Day event.
Another Leg Completed on the M86
Construction of the Szeleste-Hegyfalu section of the M86 high-speed road was performed in close cooperation with Colas Út. The 7.5-kilometre-long leg was opened to traffic on 18 September.
Events, Festivities, and Honours of Miners' Day 2015
As a long-running custom, the annual Miners’ Day plays a special role in the life of Colas Északkő.
New Line of Business at Colas Út: Bitumen Emulsion for Durable Roads
Since 1 September, the asphalt mixing plants of Colas Út Zrt. offer bitumen emulsion in smaller volumes in the form of 10- or 20-litre cans.
Colas Út’s Fleet Upgraded with Road Reclaimer Milling Machine
Our previous, WR 2500 cold recycler and soil stabiliser had to be replaced during the summer. In August, we received a 2011 model year Wirtgen WR 2400 cold recycler, which surpasses our previous machine in all parameters.
Life SustainEuroRoad
The Technology Directorate of Colas Hungária Zrt. (with the assistance of Colas SA) joined the EU-financed LIFE SustainEuroRoad project targeting the drastic reduction of road construction and maintenance activities’ effect on the environment in Europe.
Handover Ceremonies at Colas
We handed over three projects recently. We cut the ribbon on 16 June on expressway M85, on the section between Győr and Kóny; we held the opening ceremony of M30 Miskolc Norther bypass on 26th June; and on 30th June we announced Mórahalom's new bypass completed.
Accreditation of CÉK’s Tállya rock testing laboratory
Colas Északkő centralised its in-process qualification tests, and simultaneously upgraded its rock testing laboratory in terms of both human resources and equipment.
Dragon Boats on the Danube
With the support of Colas Alterra, the Bridge Builders’ Society held the third annual Bridge Builders’ Day on 16 May, the feast day of Saint John of Nepomuk, patron saint of rivers, bridges, and mariners.
Technology Directorate’s Employee Receives Prestigious Award
Our colleague at Colas Hungária’s Technology Directorate, chief engineer Dr. Ágnes Vinczéné Görgényi was among the 2015 winners of the Hungarian Road Society’s GOLDEN MILESTONE prize.
National Infrastructure Development Agency Awards Two Tenders to Colas Major Projects Division
The Major Projects Division won tenders for the design and restoration works of the T1 retaining wall on the M0 motorway ring, and the conversion of the Törökbálint interchange of the M0 and M7 motorways.
Fleet of machinery upgraded
Colas Északkő Kft. purchased a new wheeled loader, two new excavators, and a new mobile crusher.
Compaction days at Bécsi Road
Following an offer from Profi Bagger Kft. and Wirtgen Budapest Kft., we had the chance to master the operation of Bomag’s intelligent compaction system called Asphalt Manager and Hamm’s HCQ Navigator satellite-based documentation application as part of single-day trainings.
Jesus Christ Statue Unveiled in Tarcal
The village of Tarcal was enriched with a new gem, as the 8.5-m-tall granite Blessing Christstatue was set up not far from the Colas facility, on the hill overlooking the quarry pond.
Roman road in Tállya
Via Romana constructed a roman road trial section in Tállya, where the crew from the local government’s stone mason workshop selected the block stones. The layers were made of separately-compacted M80 and M22 natural stone from Tállya, but the trial section was built with three distinct technologies.
New rollers at Colas Út
After a several-year-long break, Colas Út continued to refresh its existing fleet of machines
Reconstruction of main road 31, phase I and II completed in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county
Colas Út Zrt. was the consortium leader of the 115 kN axis load reconstruction works of main road 31 in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, including road and public utility works. The project involving the performance of technical tasks in a value of 5.4 billion HUF on 17 km lengh started late autumn in 2013. On 31st March 2015, we handed over works successfully on deadline.
Extension of tram line 1 completed
Back in October 2013, the consortium uniting A-HÍD Zrt. and Colas Alterra Zrt. won the public procurement procedure for the reconstruction and extension of Budapest’s tram line 1 between Kerepesi Road and Fehérvári Road.
Careful! My daddy works here too!
The new health and safety sign of the Hungarian Colas Group is a great success among commuters and by-passers. The sign that was introduced on our M85 project, was put up on multiple sites of the Group.
Dozer Costume Wins!
Our colleague, Máté Szabó's 8 year old son, Bence won the costume contest at the carnival of Debrecen-Csapókert Elementary School. Take all our appreciation for preparing the Caterpillar D9T replica and congratulations to the whole family!
Tech day for designers at the Technology Directorate
On 10 February 2015, the Technology Directorate held another of its popular tech days – this time specifically for road designers. Due to the large number of confirmed invitations, we will have to devote at least another day to the programme, with a total number of 80 guests.
Colas at the Innotrends Exhibition
Organised by the National Innovation Office with the cooperation of numerous Hungarian organisations and professional backing from Design Terminal and HIPAVILON Hungarian Intellectual Property Agency, the country’s major international research-development-innovation conference and startup exhibition was held in Budapest’s Akvárium Klub on 16-17 October 2014.
Cleanergie: Energy efficiency campaign at Colas
Our parent company launched the cLeanergie campaign in 2012 to promote the efficient use of energy over the complete range of Colas’ activities – from base material production through construction operations to office work.
Road Reconstructions in Újpest to be Completed in May 2015
In October 2014, we set out to reconstruct Tél Street in Újpest (Budapest’s District IV). The project, involving the complete structural renewal of the roadbed and the sidewalks, is scheduled to come to an end in May 2015. Similarly to most of the Hungarian capital’s road-reconstruction schemes, the new traffic arrangements will favour bicycle traffic. The cost of the investment amounts to 309 million forints. This year, we will reconstruct the Rózsa street interchange.
Pavement Construction on the M86 Commenced
In November 2014, pavement-structure construction works commenced on the Szeleste-Hegyfalu section of the M86 high-speed main road.
Rhyolite tuff for purposes of farming and soil improvement
The positive effect of rhyolite tuff on crop yields and soil quality has been known for a long time.
We are on the move!
From 1 December 2014, Colas Hungária (including the Major Projects Division and offices of the Central European Directorate) and Colas Út’s headquarters, currently located at 6-12 Kórház Street, will move from the Globe 3 office building in Óbuda to 30 Daróczi Road in Budapest’s District XI, where they will be joined by the management of Colas Alterra, who are set to relocate to the new premises from their Budaörs head office.
Barrel Rolling Ceremony in Rátót
Celebrating the completion of a bridge by rolling a barrel across it is a longstanding tradition. According to old superstition, being the first to cross a new bridge brings bad luck – therefore, a barrel is rolled across it as soon as the structural works are completed, in order to “divert” the curse onto the barrel. We reinterpreted the tradition somewhat, as the bridge in question is not completely new and we also waited with the ceremony until the bridge was ready for traffic.
Laboratory Suitability Test of Pothole Repair Mixes
As a common practice, a public procurement procedure is launched each year by Magyar Közút Nonprofit Zrt. for cold pothole repair mixes. The tender description specifies both bitumen emulsion mixes and storable (made with thinned bitumen or special binders), bagged materials having maximum grain sizes of 8 and 11 mm.
Exhibition: Pump Stations in the Sárköz Region
The industrial monument pump stations located in Báta and Lankócz have undergone comprehensive reconstruction under the Duna Project. Financial support from Colas Alterra made it possible for the staff of the Szekszárd-based Wosinsky Mór County Museum and colleagues from the water authority to organise spectacular, colourful exhibitions in the facilities. Visitors of the exhibit are provided an insight into the historical background of the installations, and their role in flood- and stagnant water control.
"Brutal Physics" in the Szob Quarry
Spektrum TV’s 18 October episode of Brutális fizika (Brutal physics) featured the shocking power of fire and water demonstrated by the two hosts: Károly Härtlein from the Institute of Physics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Totalcar’s journalist, István Vályi.
Colas Út fleet upgraded with two VOLVO/ABG pavers
In order to fit the latest road construction criteria, the new machines fulfil all modern requirements.
Easternmost section of the M3 handed over before deadline
We handed over the section of the M3 motorway between main road 49 and Vásárosnamény on 10 October 2014, before the contractual deadline.
Colas Út supports the physical education of nursery school children
Colas Út contributed to building playing-fields for nine nursery schools with assistance from the Ovi-Foci Foundation. The opening ceremony of the first Ovi-Foci facility was held on 6 October 2014 in Nyíregyháza.
Miners Honoured
Colas Északkő Bányászati Kft. lays special emphasis on the safeguarding and celebration of the extremely rich history, culture and traditions of the mining industry – as probably the most important element of this mission, the Miners’ Day is organised annually. At the event organised by Colas, we reward colleagues who have excelled in recent years through their persistence, commitment, and their love of the profession. From the crews of the company’s 12 plants and Tarcal headquarters, a total of ten people received certificates of mining service.
Colas Returns to the M6
Following an order from Porr Építési Kft., Colas Hungária Zrt. built 75,000 m2 of new SMA 11 (mF) 25/55-65 asphalt wearing course on motorway M6 between chainages 76+200 - 104+450. The works were executed between 10 July and 19 August 2014. Milling works were performed by Colas Út as a subcontractor, and we also obtained the hotmix from Colas Út’s Dunaharaszti mixing plant.
Frost and de-icing salt resistant bridge construction concrete mixes in Europe
On 30 July 2014, a conference was held at Colas’ Technology Directorate with the aim of resolving recent issues regarding frost- and de-icing salt resistant concrete mixes in Hungary. The primary goal of the gathering was to inform the participants on standards, specifications, technologies, testing procedures, and qualification methods applied in Hungarian in international practice.
Torching on M85
On the Enese-Csorna section of the M85 currently under construction, pipe torching took place on 29 May 2014.
Annual Safety Week at Colas
Standards and regulations for health and safety aspects of such works vary between countries. These rules tend to concentrate on safeguarding motorists, while often failing to provide ample protection for people working near the flow of traffic. But who should protect us then?
New method for testing binder content
In each country, thousands of tests must be performed every year, and chlorinated carbohydrates – a range of chemicals having various carcinogenic effects – are commonly used as solvents. Initially, the most widely applied solvent was chloroform, which was later replaced by trichloroethylene. However, at Colas, we have already switched over to the application of less dangerous tetrachloroethylene.
The significance of tyre-pavement noise in road construction increases
CPX (close-proximity) measurements are carried out with a special trailer or with microphones fitted onto consoles mounted close to the tyres. The essence of the CPX method lies in the evaluation of signals recorded by microphones set up at a given distance from the vehicle’s or the trailer’s tyres.
Bitumen Foaming Device on the Oros Mixing Plant
We equipped our Benninghoven mixing plant located in Oros – currently producing asphalt for motorway M3 – with a new bitumen foaming device. The Colas-developed unit was mounted onto the machine by colleagues from the Major Projects Division. Operational trials have already been completed, and laboratory testing of the produced asphalt mix is currently under way.
Experimental blasting with charge-loading vehicle
For decades, Colas Északkő Kft. has used blasting sequences with large-diameter holes for primary ground-breaking in the company’s Tállya quarry. However, as related technologies develop and clients keep presenting higher requirements, blasting companies are coming up with newer and more sophisticated techniques.
Alterra receives third and double Award for Excellence
We entered two – related, yet distinct – projects into the 2013 Construction Industry Award for Excellence competition. In the category of infrastructural facilities, we submitted a joint application with Hídépítő Zrt. for the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (BCWTP), whereas we entered separately in the environment and water engineering category with the current line draining of the BCWTP.
Alterra to carry out works in Kondoros
A sewer network and sewage treatment plant development scheme is under way in Kondoros with financial backing from the European Union.
Protected species assessed in Zemplén quarries
The observation of plants and birds was carried out by environmental protection expert Viktor Gábor Papp, who organised a multi-day, 24-hour surveillance of the species living on the quarry sites. His work and the data collection were aided by the rangers assigned to the area, as well as the staff of our facilities.
Major HAPA conference
The Hungarian Asphalt Pavement Association (HAPA) held its 15th annual international conference in Balatonalmádi on 25-26 February 2014 with the participation of renowned foreign and Hungarian speakers.
Investments in Szob
An automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) access control system and a new crusher were handed over in Colas Északkő’s Szob plant.
Weight restrictions introduced on the roads crossing Tokaj
The administrative procedure related to the weight restrictions on the roads crossing Tokaj in case of road transport from the mines of Colas Északkő Kft. located in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region
Északkő`s CAT dumper on RTL Klub
Colas Északkő`s CAT 773F quarry dumper was starring in RTL Klub`s motor show, A`La CAR on 28th December 2013.
Opening dates 2014
The availability of our mines in 2014
Night time asphalt laying at Baross Square
As part of the surface reconstruction works related to Budapest’s Metro Line 4 project, we were performing asphalt wearing course installation works in the last week of November.
Foundation stone laying ceremony for the Miskolc northern bypass
On 13 November 2013, the foundation stone laying ceremony took place for the joint bypass section of the M30 motorway and main road 26.
Surface reconstruction works launched on Baross square
Colas Út Zrt. has recently deployed to Barros Square in order to commence the surface reconstruction of Baross Square
Colas speaker for National Traffic Days
The annual National Traffic Days was held between 5-7 November in Siófok.
Colas Alterra Reconstructs Tramline 1
The Centre for Budapest Transport signed a contract with the consortium founded by Colas Alterra and A-HÍD for the complex reconstruction works of Budapest’s tram line no. 1 between Bécsi Road and Kerepesi Road.
Felsőzsolca asphalt mixing site undergoes upgrades
We recently carried out large-scale improvements at our Felsőzsolca mixing site.
Dust and noise level measurement in Kesztölc
On 7 October, dust emission and noise level measurements were implemented at the Kesztölc quarry acquired by Colas Északkő in the autumn of 2011. The tests carried out by GEON System Kft focussed on inhalable dust and workplace noise levels, and involved three of our colleagues working at the site with front loaders, excavators and dump trucks.
Guinness world record in Tokaj
Tokaj celebrated the 25th anniversary of its twin town relationships with a Guinness world record. The chief sponsor of the event was Colas Északkő.
Replantation of protected vegetation on the M85 worksite
During the preparation phase for the M85 project, a number of environmentally sensitive obligations had come up, among them tree cutting works on the Natura 2000 area crossed by the carriageway, and replantation works in order to save specimen of a protected species, the Small-headed Thistle.
Colas Északkő Upgrades Fleet of Machinery
Colas Északkő acquired both pieces of equipment within the group: the Metso HP 300 cone crusher was purchased from Colas Polska, while the Liebherr R 954 C crawler excavator arrived from Colas Est, France. The machines worth 30 million forints apiece will aid works in the Nógrádkövesd plant.
New product to serve railway construction
On request of one of our partners, we commenced the operational production of SZK2 aggregate mix at our Szob quarry for the Vác-Verőce railway construction project.
New Motorway Sections Awarded to Colas
Colas was awarded new motorway sections during the las months.
Békéscsaba Main Square Refurbished
Colas Út and SADE Magyarország Kft. started the refurbishment of the main square of Békéscsaba last year.
Baross Square Under Construction
The joint venture of STRABAG-MML Kft. and Colas Alterra Zrt. is reconstructing Baross square in relation with metro line 4.
Colas Helps
Colas also participated in the emergencies in March caused by heavy snowing and during the flood of river Danube.
Flood control works along the Danube
The second longest river in Europe after the Volga, the Danube’s average water discharge is 2300 cubic metres per second. This waterflow quadrupled during the flood in late May and early June this year: each second approximately 10000 m3 of water rushed down in the Danube’s bed, covering floodplains and – unfortunately – some of the surrounding residential areas. The extent of damages inflicted by the river reached several billion forints and some 1600 people were forced to leave their homes.
Sustainable Roads
With 21st century standards in focus, Colas’ professionals are currently involved in the preparatory work aimed at optimising the road network on the level of the national economy.
Open Day at Tállya
Colas Északkő organised an open day for the fourth time – guests were welcomed by the Tállya quarry on 24 May.
Bank card payment at our plants
Effective from 1 January 2013, the Hungarian state introduced laws imposing limits on commercial cash payments.
Csepel Ridge Road Handed Over
The Colas Csepel Ridge-road Consortium completed works for one of the major development schemes conducted by the Budapest Local Authority, which will significantly ease congestion in District XXI of the Hungarian capital.
Egerbakta Reloaded
Following a several-year-long permitting procedure, this summer saw production relaunched in our Egerbakta plant.
Warm mix asphalts at HAPA’s conference
The Hungarian Asphalt Pavement Association (HAPA) held its annual international conference on 25-26 February 2013 with the participation of renowned foreign and Hungarian speakers.
Sponsorship for spectator sports
Contributing to the process of building a healthier society is among the top priorities of Colas Északkő.
Rhyolite tuff in agriculture
In 1986, the company known then as Észak Magyarországi Kőbánya Vállalat (Northern Hungarian Quarrying Company) commissioned the Debrecen University of Agricultural Sciences with carrying out research into the agricultural applications of rhyolite tuff.
Rhyolite tuff in ceramic manufacturing
Hungary’s largest ceramic engineering company has based its technology on our rhyolite tuff grind since the 1980s.
61 Charity Boxed Collected by Colas Employees
Colas held a Christmas charity campaign among the employees. We collected 61 boxes of long-life food, detergent, washing lotions, toys and candies. The boxes reached families in need with the help of Santa Factory.
Háros Danube Bridge Deck Slab Completed
Thanks to the custom made formwork elements, the composite deck slab of the Háros Danube bridge on motorway M0 is completed.
Works Continued at the Csepel Waste Water Treatment Plant
Following completion of the project involving the design and execution of the tertiary treatment phase in the BCWTP, the remaining total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) content will greatly decrease in the treated water discharged into the Danube.
ASFT assessment of the Hungarian high-speed road network
By order of the Hungarian State Motorway Management Company (ÁAK), Colas Hungária’s Technology Directorate performed comprehensive skid-resistance (and surface-roughness) testing of the country’s high-speed road network.
Integrated Management System audit successfully completed at Colas Alterra
CERTOP carried out a comprehensive audit of our quality-, occupational health and safety- environmental-, and energy management systems in the first week of June.
Sustainable mobility through innovation
The TRA (Transport Research Arena) Europe-2012 international conference was held in Athens this year.
Destination Istambul
The fifth EURASPHALT & EUROBITUME Congress was held in Istanbul between 13 and 15 June 2012.
Zoltán Puchard receives the Vásárhelyi Prize
Following the recommendation by the Hungarian Road Society’s Board of Directors, the organisation awarded Colas Technology Director Zoltán Puchard with the Dr. Vásárhelyi Boldizsár Prize.
ASFT assessment in Győr-Moson-Sopron County
The Technology Directorate tested the skid resistance of secondary main roads in Győr-Moson-Sopron County.
Major Hungarian Asphalt Pavement Association (HAPA) conference
The Hungarian Asphalt Pavement Association (HAPA) held its annual international conference with the participation of renowned foreign and Hungarian speakers.
Celebrating 60 Years of Colas-Alterra
Alterra celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation with a grandiose celebration held on the Európa Ship with participation of its current and former colleagues, as well as business partners.
Red Asphalt-Strip Constructed in Budapest
A stretch of red asphalt was constructed in the intersection of Bogdánfy and Budafoki road in the bicycle lane.
Technological training in Noszvaj
The Technology Directorate’s first training session has been held since introducing the new organisational structure.
The Central Lab welcomes Croatian colleagues
Guests from the company group paid a professional visit to the Technology Directorate’s Central Laboratory on 26-27 January 2012.
Study tour at the Colas Group’s Technology Centre
Representing the Technology Directorate, we took a study tour of the Colas Group’s Technology Centre.
Study tour at the CST
Colleagues from the Technology Directorate visited Colas' Technology Centre, the CST (Campus Scientifique et Technique).
Phase I of the Csepel ridge-road handed over
The Colas Csepel Ridge-road Consortium completed works for one of the major development schemes conducted by the Budapest Local Authority.
EAPA HSE conference in Paris
The European Asphalt Pavement Association’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee held a major conference and committee meeting in Paris in October 2011.
Colas runners on the 26th Budapest Marathon
Despite taking place in the beginning of October, the colleagues of Colas ran on the 26th Budapest Marathon in unusual heat.
Electric sportscar on the M0 construction site
The 180 kWh electro-engine of Siemens can propel the Porsche Carrera 997 roadster up to a speed of 220 KPH with zero emission.
Csepel external ridge-road under construction
Constructed by Colas Út, the Szigetszentmiklós branch of the Csepel ridge-road starts at the interchange of road 51101 and motorway M0 and reaches road 5101 at a roundabout through the agricultural lands of Szigetszentmiklós and Halásztelek.
Construction Industry Award for Colas-Alterra
Colas-Alterra has been awarded a Construction Industry Award for Excellence for the Szeged main collector, where we applied EBP tunneling technology for the first time.
Voluntary waste-collecting campaing supported by Colas
Colas was amond the main supporters of Hungary`s first national voluntary waste-collecting campaing on 21 May 2011.
Flood control works around Felsőzsolca
Colas Alterra and Colas Hungária are participating in the construction of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County’s complex flood control system set to prevent future flood damages.
Earthworks launched on M3
Large-scale earthworks have started on the newly constructed section of motorway M3.
Suburban Railway Bridge Under Construction in Csepel
In relation with the ridge-road project of Csepel, Southern Budapest, the bridge engineers of Colas Hungary have started the construction of a new suburban railway bridge, which will be built on the old track but 2x2 lane traffic will flow underneath.
25 Million HUF Support for Colas` R&D Tender
As part of the Regional Development Operative Program (ROP), the Technology Directorate of Colas Hungária submitted a tender application for a grant under the framework of the Central Hungary Operational Programs (KMOP-2009-1.1.4) – “Promoting Company Innovation”. The Managing Authority of ROP determined the tender entitled “The Introduction of Energy-Saving Road Construction Technologies at Colas Hungária Zrt.” – a two-year R&D program – worthy of support.

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