FoundOcean have signed a strategic agreement with chemicals company BASF.
“Marrying BASF’s world leading chemical manufacturing capabilities and FoundOcean’s extensive offshore grouting experience means that foundation installers and wind farm developers can be confident in the integrity of the grouted connection,” assured Luc Westhof, Key Account Manager for Wind Power at BASF.
BASF’s MasterFlow 9500 is the only product to have obtained the Type Approval Certificate (TAC) from certifying body DNV.GL. It’s impressive, ‘fit for purpose’ properties include rapid strength build-up, even at low temperatures, supporting increased foundation installation rates.
Such material innovation is increasingly important in order to reduce the cost of offshore wind foundation installation; FoundOcean and BASF therefore plan to use their combined knowledge and experience to facilitate further development in this area.