FoundOcean has won an offshore wind farm grouting contract in European waters by Offshore Wind Force, a joint venture of Volker Stevin Offshore and Boskalis Offshore.
FoundOcean will grout the foundations of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm between May and November 2013 using BASF’s Exagrout Masterflow 9500.
The 108 3.6MW turbines will be housed on monopiles. Fixed grout lines will be fabricated on the transition piece, with flexible hoses extending to the turbine deck.
FoundOcean will connect its grout hoses to the flexible hose at the deck level, and once grouting is complete both sets of grout hoses will be detached.