Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jotun Paints delivers 3 million litres of paint for Dubai Metro project

Jotun Paints delivers 3 million litres of paint for Dubai Metro project

Company tapped to supply paints and coatings within Red and Green Lines of the metro project

October 25, 2009

Jotun Paints, one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of paints and coatings, has supplied over 3 million litres of paint for the first phase of Dubai Metro’s Red Line, which has commenced operations. Under the terms of the contract awarded to Jotun Paints, the company is still set to deliver its paints and coatings for the remaining phases within the Red Line and the entire Green Line, which are expected to be fully opened to the public by June and December 2010, respectively.

The paints used for the first mass rapid transport system in the region include floor coating (‘Jotafloor’), steel protection (‘Penguard’ and ‘Hardtop’), fire protection (‘Steelmaster’), interior emulsion (‘Fenomastic’) and exterior protection (‘Jotashield Tex Ultra’), which all come under the manufacturer’s pioneering ‘Single Source Solution’ concept. Approximately 1.7 million litres of protective coatings and 1.4 million litres of decorative paints were used within the newly opened train system.

“The involvement of Jotun Paints in this landmark project is another feather in our cap, as we have once again been a part of pioneering project that further elevates Dubai’s status as one of the most progressive global economies,” said Eirik Kristensen, Regional Marketing Manager - MENA, Jotun Paints. “We believe that our products have been chosen because they fulfilled the quality, technical and aesthetic specifications and conform to the highest international standards.”

As a multi-faceted organization with over 37 years of experience in the Middle East market, Jotun Paints has shown its ability to meet the global requirements of high profile projects at all levels through its new technologies, customised solutions, and extensive technical expertise and support. Through its unique concept of ‘Single Source Solution’, Jotun Paints has been providing prestigious projects in the region with high quality, cost effective decorative and protective coatings, which can withstand extreme levels of UV light, various levels of humidity and corrosion, high and low ambient temperatures and other environmental pollutants to preserve their strength and appearance over the span of their service life cycle.

About Jotun
Founded in 1926 in Norway, Jotun - one of the world's leading paint manufacturers established its presence in the Middle East in 1974, with Jotun UAE Ltd. Ever since, Jotun has expanded dramatically throughout the region and is the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification. Jotun has consistently invested in state of the art factories including the recently opened plant in the Al Quoz area of Dubai, UAE - the biggest worldwide for Jotun and the Middle East.

Jotun has been at the forefront in terms of developing products specifically suited to local conditions. Three decades of experience in the Middle East region, has helped the company produce a variety of conventional and specialized coatings - each incorporating the latest technological developments while offering performance with economy - catering to the various product segments and demands of the different markets. Today, Jotun's diverse product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor/Concrete Protection, Powder Coatings and Intumescent coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company's reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.

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