Marine ballast


Marine ballast for ships, windfarms, marine turbines and floating towers.

Marine ballast – Ultiballast is high density concrete that is suitable for ballasting ships and marine structures. It is an excellent form of ballast as by its nature of composition it prevents voids so as all available space is utilised within the ballast area or below the tank top. High density marine concrete is suitable for placement in floating or fixed wind tower bases as well as ships and on shore windfarm foundations.

Marine ballast is the extra weight added to a ship to ensure it has stability and the safety of the vessel and its crew is not compromised when it has no cargo – without it, could result in having a reduced cargo capacity and operational capability, and the ship could become unstable and unresponsive in adverse weather conditions

The density range of marine ballast

High density concrete can be produced within and up to the following densities range. 1.5t/m3 - 5.0t/m3 these high densities offer owners and operators a high density to space taken option. A non-magnetic high-density ballast of 3.6t/m3 can also be produced for use in vessels involved in counter-mine operations.

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Our high-density ballast has a proven record of use in a range of marine and offshore applications.

Ultiballast complies with MARPOL and IBC code for use in chemical tanker vessels and is produced and installed by our experienced team, throughout the UK and Europe to suit client requirements and locations.