In 2016 Jotun opened an arctic test station at Svalbard to better understand how the unique arctic climate affects corrosion rates and how our coatings are performing in these surroundings.
There is a common understanding that it is vital to protect the extremely fragile arctic environment. The Svalbard Test Station was developed in order to test paints and coatings for service in cold climate while minimizing the environmental impact. Jotun Arctic Test Station offers unique state-of-the-art testing facilities including coating application facilities. We monitor and analyze the latest climate parameters as well as climate change. Together with oil and gas companies we develop new test methods to measure the arctic impact on corrosion and passive fire protection methods in the region.
Marathon IQ2 is the unrivalled combination of smoothness and toughness through ice. Arctic regions offer the most extreme, harsh conditions, resulting in severe, continuous impact and abrasion on vessels operating in these waters. Standard epoxy coatings and ice coatings build up a roughness reducing hydrodynamic efficiency. Marathon IQ2 offers not just unsurpassed levels of smoothness but toughness to ensure the smoothness lasts.
Not only is it the toughest and smoothest coating, it’s also phenol-free and solvent-free, making it the non-toxic, environmentally friendly choice of coating for ice navigation while also reducing VOC emissions during application.
Marathon IQ2 ensures enhanced performance and efficient propulsion through ice in arctic environments.
In arctic conditions, offshore structures are exposed to physical damage caused by waves and sea ice. In addition, repair and maintenance in the Arctic is either unachievable at all (parts that are underwater and in the splash zone) or limited to a very narrow warm weather window. Therefore, it is critical to select a coating that will ensure protection of steel and concrete from corrosion and abrasion throughout the full design life of a facility.
Baltoflake is an ultra high build, extremely hard-wearing and fast curing anticorrosive coating that provides long time corrosion protection. Typical areas of use are offshore environments, including splash zones, jetties and tidal zones, as well as other equipment and general structural steel where future maintenance is challenging.