Marine & Protective Coatings
Jotun has been a leading provider of high-quality Marine & Protective Coatings for offshore stationary and floating steel structures for almost a century. From supplying the first developments in the offshore sector in the southern part of the North Sea, Jotun has grown to become a truly global supplier of high-performance coating solutions to the offshore industry, with over 40 years experience and a well proven track record.
Owners and operators know that all offshore structures represent a valuable asset as both capital expenditure (CAPEX) and source of ongoing revenue. The balance between CAPEX and return on investment is an important aspect, however the Operating Expenditure (OPEX) is also a factor that strongly influences how fast one will have return on investment. By striking the right balance between investing more up-front one will most likely save on OPEX in the future. Another factor also needs to be considered. Due to technological advances many offshore structures are reaching the end of their design life if they have not already done so. This scenario is also likely to occur in the future as a result of technological advances. By investing a small amount during construction in high quality coatings solutions and running a good maintenance programme, it can be argued that there will be savings in OPEX cost and downtime will be reduced to a minimum. And in some cases even saving major investment in refurbishing installations that have exceeded their design life.
As proof of protective performance, a number of Jotun coating systems have been tested and pre qualified to NORSOK standards. They have a track record of excellent results over the last 40 years, as standalone systems and in combination with cathodic protection. NORSOK M-501 specification verifies the durability of various painting systems and describes a set of pre qualification tests to be carried out by an independent test laboratory with very specific and strict acceptance criteria. Jotun coating systems for the offshore industry have earned their place as reliable, high performance, cost effective solutions to the protection of offshore structures.