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Gentle Driving of Piles Documentary released

Get an impression of the development and testing of this new installation technique.

The documentary gives more insight into the steps that have been taken, such as the development of the Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) technique, the execution of the tests and the models that are developed. This novel pile installation method is based on the simultaneous application of low-frequency and high-frequency vibrators exciting two different modes of motion on the monopiles. With this technique noise emissions during pile installation are reduced drastically, and driving efficiency and the loads in the monopile are improved.

The project team is still in the process of analysis of the collected data during the tests. Nevertheless, you get already a brief insight into the first results. The final results are expect in the first quarter of 2022.

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            Gentle Driving of Piles Documentary released