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Aerial view of Kiruna

Production ramp-up in the Kiruna mine

30 June 2020
"Although we are mining less ore in total, for the time being, we have no restrictions to deliver contracted MagnaDense volumes," says Roger Johansson, Vice President Magnetite.
Old Elbe Tunnel - St.Pauli Elbe Tunnel

Managing hydrostatic pressure with heavy ballast

25 June 2020
You can solve the need to deal with pressure caused by hydrostatic uplift using heavy ballast. This is a proven concept for tunnels, underground railways and train stations, as well as underwater ramps and other constructions below groundwater level.
MagnaDense high density magnetite product

Myths about heavy ballast

24 June 2020
As high density ballast is not a commonly used solution, not everyone is experienced with this way of working. And we all know that the unknown might seem intimidating. However, we believe that with the right support, you will embrace this solution. In this article, we discuss the myths or challenges that surround dense ballast.
Pipecoating

From below ground to below water

23 June 2020
MagnaDense is the most used high density aggregate in the world for Concrete Weight Coating applied to offshore pipelines.
Floating track slab concrete london underground tunnel

Reducing sound and vibration with high density concrete

10 June 2020
In 2017, a high density Floating Track Slab (FTS) was installed as part of the Crossrail C610 project, designed to reduce the impact of noise and vibration caused by trains.
Shaft filled with high density concrete

Infilling shafts with MagnaDense Concrete

10 June 2020
In 2019, work was completed on the infill of four shafts in Essex with high density concrete. The concrete was designed to act as a plug to resist hydrostatic pressure uplift caused by the close proximity of the River Thames.
concrete pouring

MagnaDense concrete from a construction perspective

8 June 2020
Concrete containing the High Density aggregate MagnaDense is widely used in projects where space is limited or there is a requirement for additional weight to overcome civil engineering challenges.
High density concrete project

Heavy concrete vs standard concrete

3 June 2020
Standard concrete continues to be the most utilised concrete, even when dense concrete might be considered a better, more cost-effective and time-reducing alternative. Why is this?
Radiation shielding in hospitals with MagnaDense - comparison

Radiotherapy unit of Oulu University Hospital shielded with high density concrete

3 June 2020
Another Finnish hospital is under construction using MagnaDense concrete to reduce wall thickness but keeping optimum protection against radiation.