Our client FoundOcean has been shortlisted for the Technology category of the Energy Institute Awards 2013. The awards recognise individuals and organisations in the global energy industry for setting new standards of excellence and innovation in their daily activities.
Having worked at numerous offshore wind farms, FoundOcean discovered that grout mixing and pumping times were the two areas where installation times could be reduced. To overcome this, FoundOcean designed and built its new ‘Super Pan’ grout mixer enabling ultra-high strength (UHS) grouting (for monopile transition pieces) to be completed in half the time of its previous and competitors’ mixer models.
This mixer is designed to attempt to bring the mixing rate for ultra-high strength grouts nearer to the mixing rate of standard strength grouts (currently 6m3 and 25m3 per hour, respectively), and eliminate grouting as a potential bottleneck when mixing and pumping ultra-high strength grout offshore.
FoundOcean is the largest dedicated offshore construction grouting company in the world, with nearly 50 years’ experience of subsea and offshore foundation grouting for the global energy construction industries. It provides a range of services to the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors including foundation and structural grouting, structural repair and strengthening, as well as pipeline and cable support and protection across the globe. The Think Tank has worked with FoundOcean since November 2011.
The Energy Institute Awards will be held on 14 November 2013 at the Sheraton Park Lane, London.