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ZPMC has announced its first official step in developing a 4,500KJ hydraulic pile hammer for large scale offshore wind turbine foundation which will, according to the company, break the ongoing foreign technological monopoly in the sector and provide for further improvement in marine equipment and marine resources development capacity of China.
Seaway Heavy Lifting's (SHL) vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed the first monopile at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) in Germany.
Jan De Nul’s wind farm installation vessel Vole au vent arrived in the Port of Eemshaven last week to be equipped with a hydraulic pile hammer and a noise mitigation system ahead of foundation installation works on the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm.
Lloyd's Register (LR) has assessed Fistuca's BLUE Hammer technology showing that it has the potential to produce "far less" underwater noise during the installation of offshore wind foundations compared to hydraulic hammers.
The first segments for the BLUE Hammer by Fistuca BV, which Sif is manufacturing in collaboration with Huisman, are ready at Sif's Maasvlakte 2 facility. The hammer will be the world's largest pile-driver hammer, being specially designed to drive the largest monopiles in the world. BLUE Piling Technology is an alternative to current pile-driving technology […]
Jack-up vessels MPI Discovery and Pacific Orca have completed the installation of 116 turbine foundations at the 400MW Rampion wind farm off Sussex, E.ON reports. The installation has been completed on schedule, E.ON said. Work to install the first foundations began in early February and was put on hold, as planned, during the Black Bream spawning […]
MENCK reported that it had recently mobilised to an unnamed UK offshore wind project with sister company Core Grouting. For installing monopiles, MENCK will be providing its large hydraulic pile hammer MHU 3500S with Core undertaking the grouting scope. Fabian Hippe, Managing Director at MENCK said: "Being part of ACTEON Group enables us to collaborate with […]
MENCK will deploy its largest hammer for the installation of 32 monopiles at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The MHU3500S has a 6.5m pile sleeve, powered by 3 MHP 1600 hydraulic power packs in parallel setup. The hammer will be operated from Van Oord's offshore construction vessel Svanen. Offshore construction of the 258MW wind farm is […]
The S-4000 Hydrohammer pile-driving system installed its first monopiles at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, IHC IQIP, a business unit of Royal IHC which recently launched the system, reports. The fully operational S-4000 unit was delivered to DEME Group’s offshore marine engineering division GeoSea for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm project in the German North […]
Dutch research institute TNO has measured underwater noise levels during pile driving trials conducted by Fistuca on a testpile, during which BLUE Hammer device demonstrated that very low noise levels can be achieved. All underwater sound levels measured during these tests were far below the most stringent industry limits that currently apply (in German waters), […]
IHC Hydrohammer, a business unit of the Dutch based Royal IHC, recently commissioned the S-1800 Hydrohammer with 5.5m Pile Guiding for the Chinese offshore wind market. Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering, a joint venture between ZPMC and Longyuan, is using the S-1800 hydraulic piling hammer to drive flanged monopiles for the Longyuan Jiangsu Rudong Offshore Wind Farm into the […]
Houlder has installed 650t pile gripper arms on the MPI Discovery jack-up vessel. “The challenge of handling offshore wind turbine piles has grown along with their size,” commented Frederic Perdrix, Chief Technical Officer, as Houlder delivered its latest piece of bespoke equipment. The pile Gripper Arms, installed this week, stabilise 6m diameter 650t steel piles […]
IHC Hydrohammer, part of IHC Merwede, has announced that it will supply piling equipment for the offshore foundation installation of two European offshore wind farm projects to Ballast Nedam Offshore. The long-term rental agreement between two leading companies in the offshore wind energy market is for the delivery of an S-2000 piling hammer with a […]
CAPE Holland has announced it has been awarded for a purchase contract for an APE Model 600 Tandem vibratory hammer set (Tandem Super Kong). For the installation of the Helwin 1 and BorWin 2 base frames, Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will use the Tandem Super Kong to install a total of 16 piles with diameters […]
IHC Handling Systems, part of IHC Merwede, has delivered a pile guiding tool for the installation of 80 wind turbine foundations at sea. This innovative tool was designed and constructed by IHC Handling Systems, and then installed on board Seajacks' new jack-up vessel, ZARATAN, in autumn 2012. The company was awarded the contract on the […]
IHC Hydrohammer®, part of IHC Merwede, has been awarded a contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting to design and manufacture the S-2500 piling hammer, which is the largest ever built by the company. The order highlights the strong and reliable cooperation that has developed between the two companies over more than 20 years. The order also […]
Halfway June APE Holland started on the North Sea near the German island of Borkum with a special offshore project, vibrating 30 steel piles (monopiles) on which 30 windmills will be installed. The piles will be driven with the Super Quad Kong (SQK), an innovative and modular vibratory driver/extractor consisting of four APE vibros, which […]
Hydraulic piling hammer specialist, IHC Hydrohammer, will perform live presentations two times per day at EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 event. Presentation 1: Inclination Measuring Tool IHC Hydrohammer answers the question: How to install a monopile foundation with a maximum deviation of 0.5 degrees. During this presentation they show the results and the most recent technological innovation: […]
Jiangsu Longyuan Zhenhua Marine Engineering has ordered an offshore wind installation platform with a lifting capacity of 2,500 tonnes from ZPMC.
IHC IQIP has developed a new dampening system add-on said to considerably reduce noise levels during the installation of offshore wind foundations. The system, called Pulse, reduces noise levels at the source creating an environmentally friendly installation while being positioned between hammer and sleeve. According to IHC IQIP, it reduces the Sound Equivalent Level (SEL) from […]
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed 16 out of 32 monopile foundations at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II in the German North Sea.
HSM Offshore has loaded out onto a barge the jacket foundation for the Borssele Alpha offshore transformer station at its yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
Iceland-based manufacturer of high-tech ropes and nets – Hampidjan – sees more room for doing business in the offshore wind sector after a contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) for the supply of fibre slings that SHL used during the Beatrice piling works, completed earlier this month.
LDD, in collaboration with its sister companies from Acteon Group, UTEC and MENCK, has delivered a subsea Pre-Piling Template (PPT) to Offshore WindForce (OWF), which is installing 70 foundations at the Wikinger offshore wind farm. LDD’s PPT is being used by OWF, a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International, to pre-install foundation piles into the […]
Houlder today reported that it is completing assembly of a second set of 256t hydraulic Pile Restraint Arms, which will ensure foundation piles at the Rampion offshore wind site are kept vertical as they are hammered into the seabed. The pile-handling arms will be installed on Swire Blue Ocean's installation vessel Pacific Orca, where they will provide the horizontal restraint required to […]
The story of offshore wind farms moving farther from shore and wind turbines being installed in deeper waters does not finish with gigantic vessels and foundations, but extends to the almost entire supply chain, where equipment is also getting bigger and services are being adapted to the industry’s needs. At the beginning of this month, […]