As 35th in the overall field including professionals, Jan Seewald from Essen completed the Ironman distance of the "Challenge Roth" in the German triathlon mecca south of Nuremberg in 8:29:25 hours. Not only did he achieve a time that can be compared to the pros, but he also became European Champion of the European Triathlon Union (ETU) in the age group 35 and Vice German Champion of the German Triathlon Union (DTU) in the same age group.

Type certificate applied for – Subsidiary founded in TokyoGNS has developed the CASTOR® geo26JP cask especially for up to 26 PWR fuel assemblies – the largest available capacity for fuel assemblies from the PWR nuclear power plants most widely used in Japan.Following the application for a type certificate submitted to the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) in March, GNS will now closely accompany the licensing procedure locally. To this end, it founded the subsidiary GNS Japan K.K. at the beginning of the year as a corporation under Japanese law with headquarters in Tokyo.