KARACHI: AkzoNobel Pakistan has expanded its footprint in the Power sector of Pakistan by supplying protective coatings to steel structure of gas turbine at Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant. The Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, which recently inaugurated its operations, has generated additional 1230 MW electricity to the national grid, catering to the needs of at least 2.5 million homes in Pakistan. Among the many paint and coatings solutions provided, AkzoNobel Pakistan supplied Protective Coatings for fire proofing of the steel structures of the gas turbines installed in the Plant covering approximately 12,000 square meters. AkzoNobel’s protective coatings range comprises a vast portfolio of International paints products catering to the protection needs of the steel structure across different industries. Highly specialized Fire Protection and Anti-Corrosion technologies were used to paint the steel structures, under the supervision of highly trained certified professionals from AkzoNobel. An entire range of coating system was supplied including Interchar, the intumescent coating which provides up to 60 minutes fire protection; Interzinc, a highly pigmented zinc dust-based primer for corrosion protection; Intergard, a MIO based mid-coat for corrosion protection; and Interthane, a highly UV-resistant and gloss retention top coat. Syed Ismail Hussain Naqvi, Business Manager, Coatings said, “Considering the current crisis in the power sector, we believe that this project will serve as benchmark for the safe and sustainable operations of Pakistan’s future electricity projects. AkzoNobel Pakistan supports National Power Parks Management Company Limited (NPPMCL) for sustainable and reliable power generation for Pakistan. As a company with global experience, we are equipped to facilitate the development of energy projects in the country and are committed to support organizations that are working to improve quality of life for Pakistani people.” Dhanpat Kotak, Project Director at National Power Parks Management Co. Ltd said, “I am proud to announce that Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant will be catering to the needs for 2.5 millions of homes in Pakistan. We are pleased to be collaborating with AkzoNobel Pakistan for this project. This plant will be making a meaningful difference in the lives of the people of Pakistan, and it helps to have reliable partners who provide you with the best of services.” The operational activities of the plant are expected to provide relief to the country’s consumption of electrical energy and AkzoNobel Pakistan feels immensely proud to be part of this project. Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2018.