Jotun completes Qatar shipyard supply
Dubai, May 22, 2011
Jotun Paints, a leading producer of paints and coatings, said it has successfully supplied and completed the application of its marine coatings on the Dry Dock of ‘MV CMA CGM KAILAS’, a container French vessel.
It is the first vessel to be docked at the new world class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma (N-KOM) shipyard at Ras Laffan, Qatar.
The project presented a series of challenges and the team of Jotun experts made use of its wide range of state-of-the-art paints and coatings solutions like Jotamastic 80, Hardtop XP and Seaforce 30/60, which have been specifically designed to protect ships and other forms of vessels, said a Jotun statement.
Seaforce 30/60 is an external coating that offers key anti-fouling properties, while the Jotamastic 80 coating provides high-surface tolerance, penetration and key resistance from the harsh environments of the ocean, it stated.
The Hardtop XP is a secondary coating designed to give the vessel a glossy look but still offer a durable and highly retentive color finish. All of the products used in the project carry the company’s eco-friendly standard, leaving less of a VOC impact on the environment.
“This project was a landmark achievement for Jotun Marine Coatings in Qatar as we were able to provide a full supply & service solution to the first vessel to dock in the recently inaugurated N-KOM shipyard,” said Gunnar Eikebu, country manager, Jotun Paints - Qatar.
'The application of an integrated suite of paint and coating solutions to the ‘MV CMA CGM KAILAS’ not only reinforces the ship’s seaworthiness, but also leaves less impact to the environment as all products used in the Dry Dock are part of Jotun’s ever growing line of environmental friendly products.'
'The success of this recent undertaking also reflects Jotun’s key presence in Qatar further demonstrated by the owners continued confidence in our ability to provide their fleet the superior service ever,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service