AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.

The coatings are to be used on the interior of potable water pipes for the country’s largest investment in a water diversion project in the history of Guangdong Province. AkzoNobel has since signed an agreement with Guangdong Water for the use of its high-performance Resicoat R2 coatings for the Pearl River Delta water resource allocation project.

According to the release, the project is designed to provide a supply of clean and safe potable water to more than 50 million people and plans to feature the highest water transmission pressure and longest shield tunnel in the world. In total, the water resource allocation project will consist of a mainline, a branch line, three pumping stations and four storage reservoirs.

Once completed, the pipeline will channel water from the Xijiang River in the west to the eastern Pearl River Delta. To prevent water scarcity, it will also create an emergency water reservoir for the Southern areas in China, including Hong Kong.

“We have rich global experience in drinking water and pipeline projects and will continue to play our part in improving people’s lives through our eco-premium and high-performance solutions,” said Daniela Vlad, Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “We’re excited to be contributing to this significant project by supplying products that will provide comprehensive protection to the new water pipeline.”

AkzoNobel reports that the coatings are specially designed to be used in the drinking water industry and are typically applied to vales, fittings and water pipelines. Because of the coating’s high density and high hardness, they are capable of robust abrasion resistance, anti-cathodic stripping, anti-bending, anti-corrosion and adhesion—all of which help to prolong a pipeline’s lifecycle.

The Resicoat R2 has also received the drinking water safety product license in China.

“Applying safe, environmentally friendly coatings to potable water projects is fundamental to ensuring water quality throughout the delivery process,” added Karen Yin, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings’ Regional Commercial Director for North Asia. “Our Resicoat range can therefore play a vital role in drinking water sanitation and the reinforcement of regulations and environmental protection.”


Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; AS; China; Coating Materials; Ongoing projects; Pipelines; Pipes; potable water; Powder Coatings; Program/Project Management; Project Management; Water/Wastewater

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