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Driving speed between conventional hammering and a Vibratory Hammer

November 13 | 2019

Increasing installation efficiency is a key component of LCOE reduction for the offshore wind industry. By reducing the installation time for key components such as Monopiles, significant savings on vessel hire can be made.

The 2018 average installation rate, where the vessel installed both monopiles and transition pieces, is 2.27 Days per Foundation (DpF). When using Vibratory Technology the DpF can drastically been reduced.

These video’s were made during a comparison test in Germany and what you see is the actual speed. For the test we used the exact same Monopiles and exact same soil conditions. Besides the installation speed advantage, vibrating technology is less harmful to the sub-sea environment (Marine mammals, fish and other sealife) because of the much lower noise level during installation.

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Martijn Schols

Director Sales International