Using our environmentally-friendly Waterhammer to successfully install seven piles in a harsh environment
The installation of the piles in a harsh environment at the Port of Antwerp. Ground conditions in this area were particularly challenging due to the composition of the clay in the port. The Waterhammer S-500W is the ideal solution for this project, and was easily able to ensure the piles reached their desired penetration depth.
This job for Herbosch Kiere consisted of two separate projects at the Port of Antwerp. Due to the presence of Boom clay and rough ground, IHC IQIP supplied the Waterhammer S-500W. These were two projects with different purposes: the first involved the installation of piles for the expansion of the jetty construction, and the second involved the installation of piles for a mooring stage.
Both projects were completed within three days, from the start to the demobilisation of the equipment. Working efficiently – both on preparation and on site – ensured a fast completion, while clear communication and reliable equipment resulted in an excellent collaborative process with the customer.
The first project comprised seven monopiles, each with a diameter of 2,660mm and a length of 44m, installed up to 500mm above the waterline. The second project comprised 13 piles, each with a diameter of 2,900mm and a length of 33m, installed up to 800mm above the waterline. The piles were installed quickly and securely using IHC IQIP’s Waterhammer S-500W.
The Waterhammer® was developed by IHC IQIP for use in ultra-deep water up to 2,000m.
Can handle 1000 l/m on 415 bar.
One piece forged duplex ring.
One piece forged stainless steel.
Up to 250 bar cap pressure for ultra-deep water.
Wide range of pile sleeves available for the Waterhammer.