Cecilie Skeie Melberg
Global Communications Manager
In 2016 Jotun opened an arctic test station at Svalbard to better understand how the unique arctic climate affects corrosion rates and how our coatings are performing in these surroundings.
There is a common understanding that it is vital to protect the extremely fragile arctic environment. The Svalbard Test Station was developed in order to test paints and coatings for service in cold climate while minimizing the environmental impact. Jotun Arctic Test Station offers unique state-of-the-art testing facilities including coating application facilities. We monitor and analyze the latest climate parameters as well as climate change. Together with oil and gas companies we develop new test methods to measure the arctic impact on corrosion and passive fire protection methods in the region.