Wasco will use MagnaDense in the production of high density concrete, to coat the pipes for Nord Stream 2.
“We are pleased that Wasco choose MagnaDense from LKAB Minerals. It is a proof of our high and consistent product quality. The industry used MagnaDense in many large pipe coating projects previously. For example, we supplied the Tuxpan pipeline in Mexico and the first Nord Stream pipeline. The fact that Wasco selected us to supply to this project therefore, confirms our position as market leaders” Leif Boström, CEO of LKAB Minerals states.
Wasco will use MagnaDense in the production of high density concrete. They will use the concrete for the concrete weight coating of the pipes. One pipe section already weighs 24 tonnes. Half of which is derived from the heavy concrete that will help to keep the pipe stable on the seabed.
The deliveries of MagnaDense will commence already in May and be ongoing until early 2019. LKAB will ship MagnaDense from LKAB’s port in Narvik to Wasco’s coating plants in Finland (Kotka) and Germany (Mukran). Importantly, the proximity to the source of iron ore and the efficient logistical solutions support the ambition to minimise the environmental impact of the project.
Facts about LKAB Minerals
LKAB Minerals is an international industrial minerals group with a leading position in a number of product applications. The company has offices, production units and deposits in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and USA. The business has 300 employees and sales of 160 MEURO in 2016. LKAB Minerals is part of the Swedish company LKAB. This is one of the world’s leading producers of highly upgraded iron ore products. Read more about us at www.lkabminerals.com
Facts about MagnaDense
MagnaDense is an iron ore product we produce from the mineral magnetite. LKAB Minerals processes the magnetite to match the needs of the end user industries. Its size distribution, high iron content and density makes it ideal for use as loose ballast or as an aggregate when producing high density concrete.