BASF supplied MasterGlenium SKY 820 and MasterPolyheed 400 admixtures as part of the Liverpool 2 dock extension works. The catalyst for a wider infrastructure investment in Liverpool’s Waterfront and transport links, Liverpool 2 deep water container terminal has allowed the city to accommodate the newest, largest container vessels – the post Panama class.
More than 50,000m3 of concrete was required in a variety of mixes to create the new berths. Many of these mixes needed to be pumped 600 linear metres out to the mass sea wall piles and rear crane piling in a river with the second biggest tidal range in Britain.
BASF supplied two admixtures to the project to facilitate the long-distance pumping the project required, MasterGlenium SKY 820 and MasterPolyheed 400. MasterGlenium SKY 820 is an innovative superplasticizer based on a unique blend of state of the art polymers. Specially engineered for ready-mixed concrete, it allows the production of high quality ready-mixed concrete particularly when high water reductions are required in combination with a requirement for an extended period of workability e.g. long distance deliveries or deliveries with extended discharge times.
MasterPolyheed 400 is used to increase/extend workability, increase compressive strength and effect cement economies. Its wide dosage range enables water reductions in order to produce a dense concrete with reduced permeability and water penetration.