FoundOcean gets foundation grouting contract for offshore wind farm

23 January 2012 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2012 18:30)

FoundOcean has won a foundation grouting contract from RWE Innogy for the 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, located in German waters.

FoundOcean has won a foundation grouting contract from RWE Innogy for the 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, located in German waters.

The facility will be installed on four-legged jacket foundations in water depths of 22-25m.

RWE Innogy Offshore Logistic Company managing director Hans Kahle said: "The synergy between our companies is evident in how we are all working towards extending the foundation installation period for this offshore windfarm: RWE Innogy is using vessels [able to] withstand more turbulent waters. BASF has manufactured a material which can work down to 0ºC; and FoundOcean will be using their winter-proofed equipment to mix and pump the grout."

The 49 foundations, which include 48 for turbines and one for a transformer substation, will be fixed to the seabed using BASF's Exagrout Masterflow 9500 cement based grout.

Martin Hardy, FoundOcean commercial and technical director, added: "We are extremely confident that the Exagrout will provide advanced results over other high strength grouts on the market."

FoundOcean is a subsea and offshore cementing specialist for the global energy construction industries.