With a strong commitment to fire safety, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol boasts an extensive training programme for firefighters to ensure the fastest possible response time in case of emergency. It was no surprise therefore that the airport wanted a high quality passive fire protection (PFP) coating for the 6,000 tonnes of structural steel being used in their current expansion project.

As the main international airport in the Netherlands, and the third-busiest airport in Europe, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is undergoing an extensive expansion project with part of this project including a new 55,000 sqm pier which will provide eight new aircraft gates.

Hempel’s solution for this pier was Hempafire Pro 315 Fast Dry, an advanced PFP coating that delivers excellent passive fire protection and is optimised to reduce cost and time during application. This provided a number of advantages to the customer and the application company for the project, Nanosteel.

Arthur Marques, CEO of Nanosteel stated: “Due to the lower loadings of Hempafire Pro 315, we can now use less paint resulting in quicker drying times. This is a big advantage to our business as it will improve our delivery times and maximise our overall productivity and throughput.”