Offshore MagnaDense ballast successfully recycled - LKAB Minerals
MagnaDense for bridge ballasting

One thousand and eight hundred metric tonnes of MagnaDense, used as ballast for the Draugen Floating Platform (FLP) since 1993, has been successfully retrieved from deep seawater in 2014.

The original supplier, LKAB Minerals recycled this further in 2015. After that, another customer reused the product again for a heavy concrete application.

Free Case Study MagnaDense recycling

We produced an interesting and detailed Case Study on this particular Draugen recycling project, which includes information on:

  • Unchanged properties of offshore ballast
  • Exceeding sustainable decommissioning target
  • Ballast recycling
  • Reusing the high-value MagnaDense ballast
  • MagnaDense, excellent chemical resistance in seawater proven in practice and in a controlled lab environment

If you would like to receive this detailed Case Study, please send an email with your details to and mention as a subject “Case Study Draugen”. You will then receive a PDF file with this study.

Draugen recycling movie

For your convenience, we created a short movie that explains the Draugen MagnaDense recycling project in less than a minute.

If you are interested in MagnaDense product details or offshore application information for using high density aggregates, please check our product and application pages.