As a member of 'The Concrete Centre' focus group, LKAB Minerals attended the annual gravity bases in offshore wind conference.
Joined by solution providers plus ports and infrastructure specialists, LKAB Minerals proudly promoted itself as a knowledgeable materials supplier exhibiting our heavy weight aggregate MagnaDense. With attendance exceeding expectation our technical representatives were kept busy providing details on the diverse usage of MagnaDense in offshore applications as either a concrete aggregate or as loose ballast.
Similar to previous years, LKAB Minerals’ sponsorship when promoting the potential of gravity bases proved beneficial to those looking for a high density ballast for offshore wind turbines. This year, however, proved all the more positive when Jan de Nul gave a presentation on the Karehamn project with LKAB Minerals being acknowledged for its partnership, supplying Jan de Nul with loose ballast for a large-scale wind farm in Sweden.
Additional presentations and discussions took place on ‘The Industrial Strategy for Offshore Wind’, ‘Round 3 Offshore Wind Farms’, ‘UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Gap Analysis’, ‘Offshore Wind Project Timelines’ and ‘Material Supply for Gravity Foundations.’
The event and focus group once again proved to be an integral part of LKAB Mineral’s commitment with our offering to the Offshore Wind industry. It is through having diverse discussions and networking with industry professionals that solutions can be found, with MagnaDense concrete gravity bases being at the frontier of that solution.