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Positive Future For European Offshore Industry

Last week LKAB Minerals was one of the 1,535 companies to present itself on the Offshore Europe 2015 in Aberdeen. And although everyone confirmed that this year's exhibition had less attendances than the 2013 edition, the quality of the visitors remained high and diverse with 55,947 people coming from 104 countries.

Inspiring the next generation

This year’s theme of Offshore Europe was “inspiring the next generation”. And that is what LKAB Minerals and many other exhibitors did. Besides talking to the known industry experts we had many young professionals and students visiting our booth and asking about our products and its applications in the Oil and Gas industry.

MagnaDense triggers

The featured LKAB Minerals product, MagnaDense, remains a unique product within the industry. Many visitors saw the product for the first time. As always the concrete cubes, that LKAB Minerals has especially made as a give-away for these type of promotions, draw a lot of attention. The LKAB Minerals team explained the different uses of Magnetite for the Offshore industry; it can be used as a loose ballast or as an aggregate for high density concrete.

Origin and applications excite

Mining the MagnaDense in Sweden from owned mines intrigues the audience as well as the many applications for our material that were mentioned in our roll-ups, such as:

  • Ballast for SPAR’s, FPSO’s, Gravity Based Foundations and Wind Energy foundations
  • Aggregate for high density concrete to be used for pipe coating, mattresses, anchoring and wave breakers

Our story on the Draugen platform, about the recycling of MagnaDense after 22 years in offshore use even made it as a special interest article in the exhibition catalogue that was spread among the 55,947 visitors of the Offshore Europe in Aberdeen.

Offshore exhibitions

LKAB Minerals believes the offshore industry has many more exciting projects that will be using MagnaDense in the future. To make sure that we stay on top of mind in the offshore industry you will find LKAB Minerals next month, October 13 and 14 2015, at the Offshore Energy in Amsterdam, at booth 10.032. And next year, 29 August until September 1st 2016, LKAB Minerals will be participating in the ONS Stavanger in Norway. We will always update our website with more information on exhibitions we will participate in.