BASF is going to be a key supplier to the Stockholm Bypass Stockholm project

  • Master Builders Solutions® products from BASF will be used in a big part of the concrete constructions incorporated in tunnels as part of the Stockholm Bypass project
  • BASF is thus a key partner in one of Sweden’s biggest infrastructure projects

Rosersberg, Sweden – 10, September 2018 – Products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions® portfolio will be key components in the Swedish Transport Administration’s ongoing Stockholm Bypass project. This infrastructure project is one of Sweden’s biggest ever, and will be completed in 2026. For the 18-kilometre tunnel section being built under Malar lake, BASF will be supplying products for use in the concrete walls, tunnel interior ceilings and reinforcement structures in the surrounding area.

“This means that BASF is now back underground participating in a major project, and supplying innovative and effective admixtures to the sprayed concrete that will be used in the tunnel construction”, says Technical Manager Håkan Nykvist. He continues: “The Stockholm Bypass project is now costing close to 30 billion Swedish kroner in total, and we at BASF are proud to be a key partner in this modern infrastructure project that will help to reduce the volumes of traffic using the Essingeleden motorway that currently passes straight through the centre of Stockholm.

In order to protect natural habitats and cultural heritage sites, 18 of the new road’s 21 kilometres will be built as tunnels. Eighty per cent of the costs of the Stockholm Bypass project are being funded by congestion charges, and 20 per cent by the Swedish state.  BASF products that will be used in the tunnels under the Malar lake include admixtures promoting concrete acceleration such as Master X-Seed, which can double the early strength and thus increase concrete production rates without compromising any other of its properties

Less environmental impact

The use of Master X-Seed also means that the concrete will not require as much heat before it sets. This will minimise the need for additional energy consumption. Other BASF products that will be used by the Transport Administration include concrete performance enhancers from the MasterRoc series. Sustainable sprayed concrete of outstanding quality is an important component in rock reinforcement and stabilisation structures for the tunnels being built under Malar lake. Wet-mix sprayed concrete of the interior tunnel surfaces provides significant reductions in time and costs, reduced health risks, increased occupational safety and a reduced negative impact on the environment compared to conventional dry-spray methods.

About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. The brand is built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry. Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile-fixing systems, expansion joints & control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s approximately 6,500 employees form a global community of building experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we draw on our specialist know-how, regional expertise and the experience gained in countless constructions projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies and our in-depth knowledge of local building needs to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales offices in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.4 billion in 2017.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

Direct contact

Tim Foerschler

Head of Global Communications Construction Chemicals Division

+49 621 60-91019