Having travelled across six continents since its launch from Alicante, Spain in October last year, the Volvo Ocean Race is now approaching its final destination, The Hague, Netherlands.

AkzoNobel not only has its very own team competing in the race, teamAkzoNobel, but its International brand is also the official coatings supplier to the event.

To celebrate the announcement of AkzoNobel’s involvement in the Volvo Ocean Race and the affiliation of the International brand, the Scheveningen Pier, which is close to where the race will end, was given a makeover, fitting for such an iconic Dutch landmark, using protective coatings from AkzoNobel’s International range.

The Scheveningen Pier’s 50 pillars were given a new lease of life with the use of bright color. Coated with a system of Interseal 670HS and Interthane 990SG, the columns are now fully protected from the harsh elements, with the addition of a splash of essential color. As well as brightening the backdrop for the event and making the pier itself more distinctive, our coatings will continue to provide essential protection against the tides and the elements for many years to come.

AkzoNobel has been providing essential protection throughout the Volvo Ocean Race. All the competing boats were coated with International and Awlgrip coatings.

The Volvo Ocean Race organization shipping containers transporting cargo around the world during the race also benefited from International protective coatings. Interthane 990 and Interplus 356, known for their durability and reliability in aggressive environments, were used to protect the containers.

The same coating system was used for the shipping containers that Team AkzoNobel used to transport their kit during the race, and also for the goods containers carrying the paint supplies and mixing racks supporting the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon where the competing boats were serviced and prepared for their round-the-world adventure.

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