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Innovation Award for seabed foundation

McLaughlin & Harvey presented with an innovation award for a concrete seabed anchor solution using MagnaDense; was acknowledged at this years RenewableUK Wave & Tidal event.

During the two day event, LKAB Minerals' representatives took the opportunity to network with key developers within the industry, including our project partners ‘McLaughlin & Harvey’. Special focus was on the civil engineering company recently being presented with a Certificate of Excellence award at Northern Irelands Concrete Society Awards, for the use of MagnaDense concrete in the foundation for Minesto’s Deep Green Ocean Kite.

The award, won under the Innovation category, illustrated the key benefits of using MagnaDense including;

  • Lower dry weight and volume for the required design weight in the water, allowed the use of marginal local marine infrastructure
  • Concrete volume reduced by 50% providing reduced drag load
  • The reduced volume of concrete also provided environment and sustainability benefits

Specialising in ballasting for offshore applications, MagnaDense’s unique high density and non-toxic characteristics make it a suitable aggregate to incorporate with standard concrete or as loose ballast to secure applications to the seabed. These two characteristics ensure that the wave energy converter maintains its placed position and that the ballast has a long lifetime due to abrasion resistance.

MagnaDense’s recognition proves to be an integral part of LKAB Mineral’s commitment to the wave and tidal industry. Events such as these are the foundations of which LKAB Minerals meet new and old partners to discuss innovative and solution providing opportunities.

Find out more on how MagnaDense can support your next project.