International Paint wins major MSC contract
International Paint Inc., Houston, USA and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) have entered into a contract for up to a five year Fleet Paint Program for the supply of an estimated 3.9 million liters of product.
The contract was awarded partly as a result of International Paint's unique ability to provide product and service for 29 different MSC facilities in 12 global Navy zones plus 33 additional shipyards worldwide. Other factors taken into consideration, according to International, included product quality, company personnel, technical management capability, company facilities, past performance, socio economic factors and price.
An integral part of the contract is the provision of engineering support and quality assurance. A comprehensive service package, which includes MSC personnel training, technical evaluation and on-site troubleshooting will be professionally supported by highly trained International Paint technical service staff all working to common technical standards and operating within a global infrastructure ideally positioned to meet MSC requirements.
Products selected for supply include high performance antifoulings, anticorrosives, cosmetic finishes and specialist deck coatings systems for ship stores and drydocking activity.
Our photograph shows MSC USNS Pomeroy T-AKR 316, a Large, Medium Speed, Roll On/ Roll Off (LMSR) Watson Class Ship delivered from NASSCO in 2001. Protected at Newbuilding with International Paint products, International will now continue to supply high performance coatings systems for MSC ship stores and drydocking activity