“This ultra-high strength grout demonstrates pioneering properties and will be a welcome addition to the range of specialized grouts we mix and pump for clients,” said Jim Bell, Managing Director for FoundOcean.
The grout has been tested and validated by licensing bodies for use in grouted connections of offshore foundations, and is the only product that comes with a detailed and grout specific ‘Statement of Compliance’ by DNV.
This ‘fit for purpose’ grout demonstrates good properties such as low heat of hydration thus eliminating the risk of thermal cracking, rapid strength build-up even at low temperatures to support increased installation rates and 28 day compressive strengths of 140 MPa,” says Charles Elins, BASF Regional Projects Manager UK and Ireland.
In addition, Masterflow 9500 can be pumped at temperatures as low as 0ºC which means the available installation season can be extended and offshore wind farms can be operational sooner. Lastly, the grout is said to exhibit zero autogenous shrinkage, a factor which when significant enough is proven to cause cracking in high-strength concrete structures.
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