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Pile gripper design

Pile gripper design

Innovative pile gripper design for Geosea excelling in superb performance and low maintenance costs due to simplicity of the design.

KCI performed the concept, basic and detailed engineering of a pile gripper that guides monopiles during the lowering and driving phase of the installation. It compensates for horizontal movements in both longitudinal and transverse direction. Besides the positioning of the pile, the gripper also extracts energy from its pendulum motion during the pile lowering to seabed, preventing resonance. The pilegripper is used for piles upto 60 m long with a diameter upto 6.5 m.

Phase of Development
Concept, basic and detailed design

Year of Project
2013

Location
OFFSHORE

Client
GeoSea

Scope (multi-single)
Mechanical Structures


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