REDUCING UNDERWATER NOISE DURING PILE DRIVING
IQIP is known by its practical and theoretical knowledge and expertise, with a main focus on offshore and onshore driving techniques. We have built an impressive track record with the installation of more than 4,000 monopiles, 1,200 jacket piles and over 45 piles for substations. Over the years, we have offered our customers a mix of solutions. They have used our Hydrohammers, handling equipment, noise mitigation solutions, seabed templates or a combination of these. It is not just a matter of providing pile driving equipment based on our customers’ requests. We give advice to our customers throughout the entire project scope and help them determine the best installation approach in advance, thus reducing risks and costs during the actual foundation installation.
OFFSHORE INSTALLATION KNOWS MANY CHALLENGES
To generate wind power via offshore wind turbines, a strong foundation is key. The piling of these foundations causes underwater noise, which should be mitigated as much as possible. Therefore, various noise mitigation solutions have been developed, but there is no such thing as one best solution that fits everything. Since no offshore windfarm and more specifically, no offshore wind turbine is the same. The same applies to the location where the windfarm is installed, as each type of soil, as well as water depth, waves, and currents will require different approaches. These are challenges we face in the market.