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CAPE Holland

both the renewables and the oil and gas market, as Laurens concludes: “We strongly believe there are substantial efficiency improvements to be made in the installation process of foundations and other piling solutions, and particularly in the logistics of a project.”

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piles will be installed in the future. “Our latest developments have resulted in the CAPE Vibro System™, which can be configured with an upending option. The system is able to pick up a stored pile, upend it to a vertical position, lift it to the correct position and drive it down, whilst correcting verticality while driving if necessary, in one single handling operation without the need of a gripper or seabed installation frame, saving valuable time.” Subsea operations in up to 100m water depths are possible with few alterations and deeper operation is possible with an air compensation system. With the choice of configurations and pile clamps, this system can be deployed for almost any pile diameter including XXL monopiles. “With the renewable sector having gone through a quiet period due to political uncertainties it has now stabilised and an increased number of projects have been given the green light. The vibro hammers will make a big contribution to reducing noise compared to the noise created by traditional installation methods. As the industry is slowly changing and focusing on the logistics, our CAPE Vibro System is able to shorten the critical path and allow a safer operation. Oil and gas contractors really benefit from the upend vibro as a combined handling and installation tool. The vibro hammer can get the piles from their storage frame to a stable position, eliminating the risks of the jacket or template falling over. In parts of the world where very weak soil layers are present, the technology is often chosen by contractors to eliminate the risk of pile run,” explains Laurens. Growth for CAPE Holland is inevitable as it satisfies the expected increase in demand from

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Vibro technology has proved itself a great contributor in the reduction in the cost of installation and environmental impact within the offshore wind sector, but with a broad spectrum of clients, its benefits go much further

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