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Jotun Philippines Re-treats the Historic Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant Dam with its Protective Coatings

Published on 2012-03-15. Author : SpecialChem

Jotun has made important contributions to the rehabilitation works of the historic Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant dam. The project was completed with the inauguration of the Ambuklao dam in late October 2011 and marks an important milestone in the Philippine hydropower industry.

"This is indeed a historic moment for Jotun Philippines and an important step as we strive to become the leading paints and coatings supplier in the country," George Lim, General Manager Jotun Philippines says.

Historic rebuild of a national monument

During the 1950s, Ambuklao was Southeast Asia's highest and largest dam. It is located in the mountains of Bokod in the Philippine province of Benguet, close to 300 kilometers north of Manila. As a result of persisting technical problems following the 1990 earthquake, the dam was closed for rehabilitation in 1999.

The project for renewal was finally launched in 2008. After three years of rehabilitation works, the dam's power production capacity has been increased from 75 MW to 105 MW.

Coating characteristics match challenging surfaces

Jotun Philippines has supplied a variety of coating to the project. Jotun's Jotamastic 87 GF coating was used for the challenging job of re-treating fifty year old submerged steel surfaces of the new internal penstocks of the dam.

Jotafloor SL Universal served to coat the floors of the power plant. The coating combines a wide range of application uses ranging from light industrial areas to floors requiring long lasting protection from abrasion and heavy loads. It is a high performance, self smoothing, solvent free, three-component, seamless epoxy coating, that is capable of being applied at varying thicknesses to suit the final use of the floor.

The freshly coated floors earned a great deal of applause from visiting officials during the opening ceremony of the power plant.

About Jotun

The Jotun Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. The group has 70 companies and 38 production facilities on all continents. Including the total network of legal companies, agents, branch offices and distributors Jotun is represented in more than 80 countries. Jotun's operations cover development, production, marketing and sales of various paint systems and products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, shipping and industrial markets. In 2010 the Jotun Group had a total sales income of NOK 13 452 million, and has today 7 800 employees. Headoffice is located in Sandefjord, Norway.

Source: Jotun

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