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ajbabe
27th January 2012, 08:47 PM
To further deepen its interest in the oil and gas industry, International Paints has supported the 3 rd Graphic Business Forum.

The one-day forum was on the theme, 'Leveraging ICT and Oil & Gas Resources to Accelerate Ghana's Economic Development.'

Delivering his goodwill message at the forum in Accra yesterday, Luiz Carlo Da Silva said 'in the oil & gas sector, International Paints is the world's number one supplier of protective coatings and passive fire protection for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSOs).'

He added that 'abiding by the corrosion industry standard Norsok, International paints has supplied coatings for half of all FPSOs across the world, including Shell's EA and Bonga, ExxonMobil-operated Kizomba A and B projects, BP's Plutonio, Chevron's Agbami and Total's Akpo, just to name a few.

'International's FPSO offerings include coatings for structural steel, fire and blast walls, vessels and supports, process piping's and valves, and cryogenic protection.'

He stated that in 'Ghana, International Paints is helping to develop and upgrade this sector by means of various actions such as: training NACE certified personnel; providing technical support and know-how to clients and applicators and bringing the latest first world technology in products and equipment.'

Mr. Da Silva emphasised that International Paints, like Coral Paints and ICI Paints, are part of the Global Group Akzo Nobel, the world's biggest paint and coatings conglomerate.

He indicated that 'renowned for its quality, service and credibility, International Paints is the undisputed number one company when it comes to heavy maintenance coatings in the various sectors: mining structures, anticorrosion linings, corrosion protection, chemical plants, acid-proof products etc.'

He affirmed that International Paint is a natural fit for a properly developed Oil & Gas sector.

'It is against this background that International Paint is investing in this round-table forum, which has brought together the best brains in the industry as well as Ghana's private and public sectors to deliberate on the best practices in the oil industry and come out with a blueprint to guide us in our forward march to join the elite of oil producing countries,' Mr. Da Silva reiterated.

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