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  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Bremen-situated planner and operator wpd takes positive stock for the construction of the offshore windfarm Butendiek. “We are about to complete pile driving, we are well within our time schedule and we have fallen short of the predefined sound levels”, said Achim Berge Olsen, managing director of Butendiek and wpd offshore. Of the 80 foundation […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Technology

    Huisman has reached an agreement to participate as shareholder and investor in Fistuca BV. Fistuca BV is developing a new pile driving technology, BLUE Piling Technology which will allow silent installation of large piles offshore. BLUE Piling Technology is expected to significantly reduce the foundation installation costs for offshore wind turbines. The technology uses a large […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Technology

    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 […]

  • 29 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Fistuca has announced that it had finished a series of successful near-shore piling tests with a 2.2m prototype. Two piles have been driven, a Ø2.2 meter open-ended pile and a Ø0.7 meter closed-ended pile. Extensive measurements of underwater sound levels and pile driving properties have been performed. The company collaborated with Van Oord Offshore Wind […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates company, is rebranding in order to bring into focus its piling solutions for the renewable energy and oil & gas industries.

  • 7 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Spain-based euskalforging has manufactured and delivered seamless rolled rings for the BLUE 25M hammer from Fistuca which, once built, will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry.

  • 25 June 2012
    Environment

    The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel pipes called piles into the ocean floor to support energy turbines and other structures. But pile driving creates loud, underwater booms that can harm fish […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Environment, R&D

    Seals avoid offshore wind farms during periods when the turbines are installed using pile driving, but return to the area within a matter of hours after pile driving has finished, according to new research by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The findings have important implications for the wind farm planning consent process and […]

  • 3 June 2019

    By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    MENCK, a provider of specialized hydraulic pile driving solutions to the offshore oil, gas, wind farm, bridge and harbor industries, will take part in WindEnergy Hamburg 2014, from 23-26 September 2014. The company’s team will be located at hall B4 Booth416, where visitors can meet its experts to learn about all the innovations and market trends of the […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Technology

    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), […]

  • 11 October 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Pile driving during construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea has little to no effect on local harbour porpoise population, according to a study commissioned by the Offshore-Forum Windenergie (OFW) in partnership with the offshore wind industry leaders.  “The study shows that offshore wind farms have no negative consequences for the harbor porpoise population,” […]

  • 26 April 2017
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    innogy-led research project to test a new method of installing foundations on offshore wind farms has entered its next phase.

  • 26 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has recognised Lloyd’s Register (LR) Consulting’s poster “New Method for Accurate Prediction of Underwater Noise from Pile Driving” with the Best Poster Award in the joined category: Planning and Environment / Health and Safety. This LR Consulting-headed contribution was recognised above nine other posters at EWEA Offshore 2015. The work […]

  • 24 April 2013

    MENCK will be present at Offshore Wind China  2013 from June 19 to 21 in the German Pavillion. MENCK GmbH, an Acteon company, provides specialized hydraulic pile driving solutions to the offshore oil, gas, wind farm, bridge and harbor industries. The company offers a wide range of pile driving sets with hydraulic hammers from 100 to […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    CAPE Investment Partners has acquired the majority shareholding in CAPE Holland and FoundOcean from the private equity investor Ambienta.

  • 23 July 2018
    Environment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    At Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, Fistuca is currently testing the BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the seabed. 

  • 2 January 2012

    Machines to drive foundations for offshore wind power platforms could become a new market for a small Kent pile driving company… By Steve Wilhelm (bizjournals) [mappress] Source: bizjournals, January 02, 2012; Image: nortrade

  • 23 April 2018
    Technology

    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.

  • 8 August 2011
    Environment

    Eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms will test various noise reduction methods for the construction of offshore wind farms as from 13 August of this year. This series of tests will be conducted on the so-called “Brodtener Pfahl” near Brodten off Travemünde. Every 2 days a tug boat with work pontoon and […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Authorities, Environment

    From now on, new guidelines apply on the development of offshore wind power in German part of the North Sea, which regulate the protection of the North Sea harbor porpoises. As a result, the pile driving must be organized in a period when porpoises are in retreat, thus sufficiently far away from the place where […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the suction bucket jacket foundation, which is installed without noisy pile driving. “We were particularly pleased with this foundation,” stated the President of BSH Monika Breuch-Moritz. “It shows that the authorities, academia and industry are continuously looking for solutions that strike a balance between protection […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Environment

    Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on the seals’ locations and their diving behaviour was combined with information from […]

  • 30 December 2011

    The two figures of “100 million” and “10 million” are extremely meaningful to each Chinese people. By the end of October, the total installed capacity of China Guodian Corporation surpassed 100 million kilowatts, among which wind power 10 million kilowatts, the symbolic WTG is located at Jiangsu Rudong Offshore (Intertidal) 150,000 kilowatts Large-Scale Demonstration Wind […]