Vibro lift tool applied for NAM platform piling

CAPE Holland has assisted installation of NAM’s L13-FI platform in the Dutch North Sea.

CAPE Holland’s Vibro lifting tool lifting in the Dutch North Sea
CAPE Holland’s Vibro lifting tool lifting in the Dutch North Sea

Offshore staff

BEILEN, the NetherlandsCAPE Holland has assisted installation of NAM’s L13-FI platform in the Dutch North Sea.

Dutch contractor Scaldis’ heavy-lift vesselRambiz deployed CAPE’s 960-kgm Vibro lifting tool to pick up a 4.7-m (15.4-ft) dia., 40.5-m (133-ft) long, 360-ton mono pile from a barge, upend it to a vertical position, then drive it into the seafloor at 0.2° verticality without use of a gripper frame or seabed installation frame.

The Lloyd’s Register-certified tool can pick up a stored pile (up to 1,600 tons), upend it to a vertical position, lift it to the correct position and drive it down, if necessary correcting verticality while driving, in a single handling operation.

Due to its modular design the equipment can be applied to install a wide range of piles, from small anchor piles to very large XXL monopiles.

06/16/2017

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