IQ 6: THE MOST POWERFUL HYDRAULIC HAMMER
Building on the reliable technology of IQIP’s world-class S Series of Hydrohammers, the innovative IQ Series offers IQIP’s largest hammers for intelligent pile driving on a large scale. The IQ-6 is also suitable for the future generation of monopiles, and with a maximum energy of 6600Kj, it is the largest hammer in the world. By regulating the energy during pile driving to match the on-site conditions, the IQ Series offers an intelligent approach that optimizes pile driving for more efficient and precise installation, ensuring foundation stability.
PULSE® FOR NOISE MITIGATION
As larger wind turbines generate more renewable energy, the monopiles installed at sea need to be bigger as well, along with our equipment. During the installation of monopiles at sea, the noise generated by high-energy piling can be harmful to the marine environment. State-of-the-art construction methods are required to minimize the impact of noise from pile driving activities on marine life. Therefore, not only will the largest Hydrohammer® IQ6 be used, but also IQIP’s innovative noise mitigation solution, PULSE, will be added.
PULSE will address underwater noise at the source and will be used in addition to other mitigation techniques on the project to reduce the environmental impact of pile driving. The elongated blow of PULSE, which is twice the duration of a blow from a conventional hammer, results in significant noise reductions. Additionally, fatigue in the pile is reduced by up to 60 percent, allowing for the installation of more complex monopiles without damaging secondary steel.