Maritime Academy Makeover Courtesy of International Paint

Press Release
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

International Paint helps refurbish a classroom at the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The project began when Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T), a wholly owned subsidiary of Russian energy firm OAO Gazprom, invited a group of suppliers to consider ways to cooperate with the Academy.

A group of volunteers from International Paint in St. Petersburg teamed up with colleagues from the AkzoNobel Wood Coatings and Adhesives business to transform a classroom at the Academy and equip it with a new LCD projector, screen, computer, whiteboard, tables and chairs.

Alan Walker, International Paint’s Marine Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia said: “As well as the refurbishment we will also provide training and training materials to the Academy. We feel this is an excellent way to support the marine industry and it is an initiative we plan to continue in other countries and regions.”

Ivailo Atanasov, International Paint Marine Manager - Russia said: “By helping to improve conditions at the very place where technical operation, maintenance, control, cleaning and painting of vessels is taught and where the people who will be building and maintaining the ships of the future learn their trade, it is hoped that the safety and quality of Russian ships will be vastly improved.

Atanasov added: “It is not only important to be a market leader in marine coatings, we also want the industry to see us as part of the maritime community,” Atanasov added. “These projects give us the great opportunity not only to be a supplier, but also to be involved in the educational process and professional training of these students."



 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

EIVA Welcomes New Global Director

The Danish offshore survey solution specialist EIVA a/s has appointed a new global sales director, Jakob Møller Nielsen. He comes from a similar position at SPX Flow Technology,

USCG Assists 2nd Activist From Arctic Challenger

Coast Guard personnel assisted in the removal of an activist who secured herself to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham, Wash., Monday morning.

Port Kembla Tariff hiked

NSW Ports have advised that from 1 July, there will be 2.38% increase to the Navigation Service Charge (Port Tonnage) and 3% increase to other charges (site occupancy,

Education/Training

Shanghai Shipyard Won Bid for Two Survey Vessels

Shanghai Shipyard has won bids to build two multipurpose survey vessels for two geological survey institutes. The shipyard is an affiliate of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

USCG Tall Ship Sailing to the Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive at Berth 14 at Prince George Wharf in Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, May 28 as part of its 2015 cadet summer training deployment.

Volume Up in Dutch Maritime Technology Sector

The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year. Turnover increased by 17%, from EUR 6.4 billion in 2013 to EUR 7.5 billion in 2014. The sector employed 31,680 FTEs, up from 29,361 in 2013.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2470 sec (4 req/sec)