media release

JFK Contract Secured

Part of the USD 1.3 billion project to build a new passenger terminal at JFK International Airport in New York has been awarded to Akzo Nobel.

Akzo Nobel’s International Paint organization in Canada has secured a major coatings contract as part of the USD 1.3 billion project to build a new American Airlines Terminal at JFK International Airport in New York, USA.

The seven-year construction program—which involves the creation of one mega-terminal to replace two existing ones—includes the building of a ramp to support an elevated roadway which will pass in front of the terminal.

It is this Departure Roadway Ramp project which International Paint Canada (with the help of International Paint Houston) is involved with. Both part of Akzo Nobel's Marine and Protective Coatings business, they won the contract to supply 15,000 gallons of paint to protect the 6,000 tons of structural steel which will be used to support the road.

All fabrication and application is taking place in Nova Scotia, Canada. The steel will then be shipped to New York for construction on site.

Due for completion in 2006, the 184,000m² terminal will have 220 check-in counters, 56 gates and has been designed to handle more than 14 million passengers every year.

(Released: May 1, 2002)