CAPE Holland hat mit mehreren verbunden Vibrationshämmern in der Offshore-Windindustrie neue Maßstäbe gestellt.
(WK-intern) – Das neu entwickelte Vibro Hebewerkzeug (VLT) der CAPE Holland hat erfolgreich 4 Pfählen in bis zu 90m Wassertiefe installiert.
CAPE Holland successfully deploys its new Vibro Lifting Tool
During its first commercial application, the newly developed Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) of CAPE Holland has successfully installed 4 piles in up to 90m water depth. This installation is part of the pre-piling project for the Culzean Wellhead Platform jacket which will be installed next year. The VLT was used as a stabbing tool to install all 4 piles in one sequence to stable depth through a template without any tool change. Negating the need for a tool change meant it was possible to install all 4 piles in just one 12 hour shift to the predicted penetration depths, which resulted in a significant time saving.
CAPE Holland’s CEO Laurens de Neef commented ”This is a major milestone for our company and has once again shown the potential of the VLT by demonstrating that this approach contributes to improved productivity and safety. It increases the pile installation rates by optimising crane handling operations with an added advantage of reducing the amount of required equipment on deck.“ He added “I am very proud of our team, who have worked extremely hard over the past year to develop the VLT for its first application.”
About CAPE Holland
Dutch vibro-piling specialist CAPE Holland has successfully developed the application of vibro-hammers for offshore purposes and has been leading the way in using multiple linked vibro-hammers in both Offshore Wind and the Oil & Gas industry. The latest development for reducing the cost of installation and noise emissions has resulted in the Vibro Lifting Tool™ (VLT), a Lloyd’s Register certified lifting appliance which can be configured with an upending option. This can significantly save on the installation time by reducing the number of handling operations. The VLT is able to pick up a stored pile (up to 1600t), upend it to a vertical position, lift it to the correct position and drive it down (correcting verticality while driving if necessary) in one single handling operation without the need of a gripper or seabed installation frame. Due to the modular design the equipment can be deployed for the installation of a large range of piles, from small anchor piles to very large XXL Monopiles and anything in between.
CAPE Holland was founded in 2002 as a family business with five generations of experience in the areas of construction, foundation and piling equipment. Since 2014, CAPE Holland has become part of the FoundOcean Group of companies, a privately held UK-headquartered company with offices in Europe, the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, India and the Middle East for rapid deployment of specialist grouting and piling equipment. The group comprises FoundOcean Ltd and CAPE Holland.
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