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
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