Sika puts the seal on new Fife wind turbine

Construction work at the new Fife wind turbine site
Construction work in progress at the new Fife wind turbine site

A special grout which cures to similar strength as steel has been applied to form a watertight seal at the base of the new 75 metre-high wind turbine at Lower Melville Wood landfill site in Fife, which it is estimated will create enough energy to power nearly 200 homes.

Developed specifically for use in the onshore wind farm generation, Sika Grout was specified for the project.

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 Sika Grout cures to form a watertight seal with strength similar to steel.

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