FLESLAND, Norway – A new terminal being built at a major Norwegian airport will be protected from extreme temperatures by a specialist system supplied by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.

Terminal 3 at Bergen Airport, Flesland, Norway, is a NOK 2 billion project currently underway and due to be completed by 2017.

The project consists of 4,000 tons of steel structures. Once complete, the new terminal will double the capacity of the airport, the second busiest in Norway.

Sherwin-Williams has been appointed by contractor Ruukki Construction and will provide both fire protection coatings and anti-corrosion protection, covering a total of 30,000 square meters.

The company’s EPIGRIP C400V3 zinc phosphate primer, FIRETEX FX2000 intumescent coating and RESISTEX C237 sheen finish will be supplied for the project.

Anthony Ward, European Business Manager at Sherwin-Williams explained that the project requires specialist coatings that protect the steel structure from extreme temperatures and corrosion. The system specified by Sherwin-Williams is designed to provide fire resistance for up to 60 minutes on structural steel.