Jotun Philippines re-treats historic Ambuklao hydorelectric dam with its protective coatings

19 April 2012

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 an historic moment for Jotun Philippines and an important step as we strive to become the leading paints and coatings supplier in the country,” said George Lim, general manager Jotun Philippines.

During the 1950s, Ambuklao was Southeast Asia’s highest and largest dam. It is located in the mountains of Bokod in the province of Benguet, 300km 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.

Jotun Philippines supplied a variety of coatings to the project. Jotun’s Jotamastic 87 GF coating was used for the challenging job of re-treating 50-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-ree, three-component, seamless epoxy coating.

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