The Convention Center Ciudad Madero, originally constructed in 1982, is primarily used for cultural and sporting events, as well as the meeting place for Pemex's Section One Union. The building, which has a capacity for up 10,000 people, was covered by a large galvanized steel dome, which has gradually deteriorated and is currently undergoing a comprehensive maintenance program.
Nano Labs proprietary, anti-corrosion paint is currently being applied to the structure to prevent further corrosion and protect the buildings infrastructure. Atencio & Atencio, together with DIASA a certified maintenance supplier for Pemex, took delivery and began installation on November 25th, 2013, with completion of the project expected in Q2 2014. This maintenance program required of an extensive test of the different solutions that were proposed to address the specific needs to protect the building infrastructure. After the results of evaluations, DIASA confirmed that using the Nano Labs Aluminized Primer the steel parts, girders and beams would be not only better protected but also would be having a beautiful natural aluminum finish, saving costs and time on execution, since the Aluminized Primer can be applied just after cleaning the surface from dust and grease. The total value of the contract is currently be negotiated and will be disclosed shortly.
"Corrosion is a prevalent problem in many types of industry today -- from buildings and infrastructure, through to the production and manufacturing sectors," states Mr. Bernardo Camacho, President of Nano Labs. "With our partners at A&A, we are working to strategically develop an optimal corrosion engineering and management best-practice that can not only save money in long-term maintenance programs, but also prevent damage to property and ensure public safety. We believe corrosion is a natural but controllable problem."