High-strength, bulk supplied offshore grout


The installation of offshore wind farms is a very demanding operation which gets even more challenging while moving further into deeper waters and facing harsh weather conditions.

The marine constructor Jan De Nul Group is building an offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the Belgian coast using MasterFlow 9800, a high strength bulk supplied grout with superior technical performance and exceptional rheological properties, which helps reducing installation time and cost, and guarantees long-term maintenance free operations.

“Global warming is to everybody’s concern. Offshore wind energy is one of the solutions.“

Carl Heiremans, Business Development Manager, Jan De Nul Group

Jan De Nul Group, Belgium

Jan De Nul Group is a specialized provider of services for the offshore market including building offshore wind farms. Especially when the construction of wind farms moves far away from the shore, the harshness of the conditions that the company has to face is much higher. For this reason for the Northwester 2 project off the Belgian coast, the experts of Jan De Nul decided to use MasterFlow 9800 by Master Builders Solutions.

Quantified Sustainable Benefits


Using the revolutionary MasterFlow 9800, Jan De Nul Group achieved significant Quantified Sustainable Benefits.

15%
LESS INSTALLATION COST

Bulk supplied MasterFlow 9800 removes the need for hundreds or thousands of crane movements.**Percentages based on the comparison of the bulk supplied MasterFlow 9800 with a big bag supplied grout material

50%
FASTER GROUTING Works

MasterFlow 9800's grout output rates of 20 m³/h allow the fastest application possible**Percentages based on the comparison of the bulk supplied MasterFlow 9800 with a big bag supplied grout material

25 years
MAINTENANCE FREE OPERATIONS

MasterFlow 9800’s high fatigue resistance guarantees extended durability of wind turbine foundations.**Percentages based on the comparison of the bulk supplied MasterFlow 9800 with a big bag supplied grout material

“We needed a special kind of grout to ensure durable foundations.”

Carl Heiremans, Business Development Manager, Jan De Nul Group

The installation of offshore wind farm foundations demands the maximum from man and material. MasterFlow 9800 has been chosen for this project in Belgium thanks to its high level performances, and in addition to that the direct dialogue and collaboration between Jan De Nul Group and Master Builders Solutions has been paramount to the success of the project.

“The main benefit of MasterFlow 9800 is the bulk supply aspect.“

Richard Elins, Operations Business Manager for Offshore WTG, Master Builders Solutions

“The construction of offshore foundations is challenging because you are building something in a harsh environment”, explains Richard Elins, Operations Business Manager bei Master Builders Solutions. MasterFlow 9800 guarantees the fastest, safest and most cost-effective installation of wind farms. Because of the bulk supply aspect, the continuous mixing and pumping equipment as well as the early strength development, MasterFlow 9800 ensures a relevant advantage in the building process of the Northwester 2 wind project, reducing the total construction time and costs. Due to extremely low autogenous shrinkage and its high fatigue resistance, MasterFlow 9800 ensures up to 25 years of maintenance-free operations even in roughest conditions, contributing to a sustainable energy solution.

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