FoundOcean Inks Strategic Agreement with BASF

FoundOcean, the experts in subsea grouting for the offshore energy construction industry, have signed a strategic agreement with chemicals company BASF.

Marrying BASF’s world leading chemical manufacturing capabilities and FoundOcean’s extensive offshore grouting experience means that foundation installers and wind farm developers can be confident in the integrity of the grouted connection,” assured Luc Westhof, Key Account Manager for Wind Power at BASF.

BASF’s MasterFlow 9500 is the only product to have obtained the Type Approval Certificate (TAC) from certifying body DNV GL. It’s impressive, ‘fit for purpose’ properties include rapid strength build-up, even at low temperatures, supporting increased foundation installation rates.

Such material innovation is increasingly important in order to reduce the cost of offshore wind foundation installation; FoundOcean and BASF therefore plan to use their combined knowledge and experience to facilitate further development in this area.

FoundOcean Managing Director Jim Bell regards the agreement as an opportunity to ensure increased efficiency when installing offshore wind structures.

“This is an excellent opportunity for FoundOcean and BASF to work collaboratively to increase productivity through material and equipment innovation,” comments Bell. “Formalising the long term relationship between the two companies will secure the trust needed for joint investment in material development that will help set the standard for service delivery and product offering during offshore wind foundation installation.”

Press Release; Image: FoundOcean

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Oct 2015 >>
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop 2015

On behalf of the Technical Committee I wish to invite the submission of abstracts for the 33rd International North Sea Flow Measurement…

read more >


The Course includes Practical Electro-Hydraulic Circuit Construction, setting-up procedures, testing & fault diagnosis…

read more >

Oceans 2015

Every autumn, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor OCEANS, a prestigious conference/exhibition…

read more >


The event is proudly co-organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers (IATMI)…

read more >