The foundation installation at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is well underway, with half of the 160 monopiles installed at the 576MW offshore wind farm. FoundOcean has been securing the turbine transition pieces to the monopiles using BASF’s high strength Masterflow 9500 grout, the only grout which comes with a Statement of Compliance from DNV for use in the grouted connections of offshore wind farm foundation.
FoundOcean has been working with RWE onboard its vessel, Friedrich Ernestine, over the winter months grouting transition pieces in weather conditions at ambient temperatures as low as 2 degrees Celsius.
As of April, FoundOcean moved from a 12-hour to a 24-hour grouting operation as Gwynt y Môr focused on grouting. Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will again be supporting the operation, and FoundOcean has mobilized an additional 12-hour grouting spread, working from SHL’s vessel, the Stanislav Yudin.
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