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Sika watertight seal for 75metre-high wind turbine in Fife

  • 12 Apr 2016

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Wind turbine at Lower Melville Wood landfill site in Fife will create enough energy to power nearly 200 homes. Designed to generate 600MWh per year and reduce 290 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

SikaGrout3200

Developed specifically for use in the onshore wind farm generation.

  • ultra-high compressive strength
  • creates a perfect watertight seal. 
  • excellent fatigue and dynamic resistance
  • high early strength build-up
  • pumpable fluid consistencies and resistance to freeze-thaw cycles
    cures to form a strength similar to steel

As versatile as it is reliably strong, SikaGrout3200 has CE certification, achieving high final compressive strengths of up to 90N/mm2. It can be used on steel or pre-cast concrete windtowers for the precision grouting of vertical and horizontal joints.

A total of 600kg of product was applied on top of a cured concrete base, filling the void between the turbine’s steel flange and the concrete to provide a solid structural bedding and support the weight of the tower.

Mixed onsite and pumped in a continuous application by concrete, screed and grout specialists UK SGP, SikaGrout3200 cures to form a strength similar to steel, leading to a perfect watertight seal. 
 
Scott Warren, technical director of the project’s main contractor: When selecting a grouting product we place priorities on quality, conformity, specification, characteristics, yield and cost. The SikaGrout3200 meets all of our requirements for onshore wind grouting and we continue to use the product on other projects we have, given it is priced very competitively.”

Sika Limited
Watchmead
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1BQ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1707 394444

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