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Jotun Paints fly high as airport construction boosts business

Published on 2005-06-29. Author : SpecialChem

Jotun UAE took part in the Airport Build & Supply exhibition in Dubai organized by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCA). Inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai and Chairman of Emirates Group, the show was the fifth of its kind in the UAE.

Initiated in response to the huge investment currently being poured into airport construction in the region, the show took place on the 23 -25th May and attracted more than 200 suppliers and 5000 visitors. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai and Chairman of Emirates Group, along with DCA officials, V.I.P's and dignitaries took the time to visit the Jotun Paints stand which provided Jotun with an opportunity to showcase their position as the ultimate Single Source Solution provider in the Middle East.

Recent figures report that Middle Eastern airport development is worth in excess of US$20 billion (b). Dubai and Doha alone constitute in excess of US$9 b with each spending an estimated US$4.5b and US$5.5b respectively on new airport facilities. Several new projects were showcased at the exhibition including a new international airport for Abu Dhabi costing over US$6.8 b, whilst projects in Nagpur India, Lagos, Yemen and Fujairah UAE were also exhibited.

Venkat Krishnan Regional Manager (Brand Marketing) from Jotun Paints commented, "The sheer scale of the airport projects is creating a whole host of new commercial opportunities for suppliers and manufacturers in the region. Jotun Paints has proven experience in the airport construction industry and our ability to provide a wide range of materials from Steelmaster Intumescent coatings right through to decorative paint makes us a natural choice for many. Jotun Paints provides clients with a one stop shop approach whilst offering the highest levels of professionalism and expertise."

The exhibition catered for a wide and varied range of companies, suppliers and manufacturers. From consultancy and construction to the supply and maintenance of existing facilities, the show highlighted some 40 new terminal buildings, 8 airport hotels, 11 cargo complexes and over 30 other aviation related buildings including shopping malls, office complexes, VIP lounges, aviation colleges, catering & parking facilities.

Jotun Paint's chief objective for attending the show was to emphasise their ability to be a single provider of a wide range of products and services. With enormous steel and concrete structures being a prerequisite of most airport projects, Jotun was well poised to talk about their 'Steelmaster' Intumescent Coatings. Providing passive fire protection of steel structures for up to 2 hours the product enables the public to evacuate safely. Jotafloor 'TrafficDeck', another of Jotun's innovations was also featured - a third generation glassflake epoxy system for floors and car parks.

Source: Jotun Paints

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