13 mooring piles for temporary mooring places

13 MOORING PILES FOR TEMPORARY MOORING PLACES

In 2016, the CAPE VLT-320 was used to upend and install 13 mooring piles with a length of 34 meter, weighting 75 tonnes and diameter of 2.9 meter, at the Kanaaldok B3 in Antwerp, Belgium. These piles are used for temporary mooring places.

The piles were picked up, upended and positioned and driven as deep as possible into the hard clay layer by the CAPE VLT. All 13 piles were in position in record time of just 4 days.

After all piles were installed they were driven to final penetration with a 500kJ impact hammer.

Application details

Application
Mooring piles
Pile type
Monopiles
Penetration
15-20m

PILE DETAILS

Pile type
Monopiles
Pile length
35m
Pile weight
75t
Pile wall thickness
28mm
Pile diameter
2.9m
No. of piles
13

PROJECT DETAILS

Period
February 2016
Country
Belgium
Location
Kanaaldok B3, Antwerp
Market
Civil
System/end usage
Temporary mooring places
Operator or end customer
Port of Antwerp
Installation contractor
Herbosch Kiere Eiffage
Type of vessel
Crawler crane on spud barge
Mode
Spud cans

Main Reasons for solution choice

NO NEED FOR GRIPPER OR INSTALLATION FRAME

UPENDING, LIFTING, DRIVING IN SINGLE OPERATION

STABILITY

SELECTED EQUIPMENT

CAPE VLT-320

Equipment configuration
CAPE VLT-320 Single
Eccentric moment
320kgm
Max. line pull
500t
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