Jotun Paints, a leading global producer and distributor of paints and powder coatings, will participate in ‘Qatar Projects 2012,’ which will begin tomorrow (Sunday, Feb 5) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The company’s participation in the four-day event is part of its ongoing initiative to strengthen market presence across Qatar’s rapidly growing paint segment, estimated to be worth over QR300mn.
To date, Jotun has reported in the country a total of over QR150mn worth of projects that have already been completed, ongoing and are currently in the pipeline.
“We are very excited to take part in this year’s edition of ‘Qatar Projects 2012,’ a strategic event that acts as a key platform to learn and capitalise on the many business opportunities emerging in Qatar today,” said Gunnar Eikebu, country manager - Qatar, Jotun Paints.
“During the event, we will be throwing the spotlight on our unique range of products that have been developed using state-of-the-art R&D and technology – and is focused on sustainability and protecting property.
“We look forward to meeting a lot of developers and industry professionals from all over the region, showcasing our broad portfolio of products and services to a high-potential audience.”
Jotun has reported the completion of projects, including the State Mosque, Barzan Camp (Phase 1), Doha Golf Club, town houses and 40% of towers in The Pearl-Qatar.
Jotun has also positioned itself in the country’s marine coating segment. The first commercial vessel to dock into the N-KOM dry dock in Ras Laffan was coated by Jotun. Current projects include the first three towers in Lusail, some phases of the new Doha International Airport, Barwa Financial District, Barzan Camp (Phase 2), 60% of Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Barwa City Housing, Qatar Radio and TV complex, the Qatar Islamic Centre, World Trade Centre and at least 90% of the Kahramaa sub-stations.
“Qatar continues to be a very important market for us, where we confidently see the potential of continuous growth, which is being driven by the influx of construction projects in preparation for FIFA World Cup in 2022,” added Eikebu.
‘Qatar Projects 2012’ is being held under the patronage of HE the Minister of Energy and Industry and chairman and managing director, Qatar Petroleum, Dr Mohamed Saleh al-Sada.
This year’s event will feature an insight on Qatar’s current project market and provide a strategic outlook for 2012 and beyond.
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