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Pile hammering at the Rampion Offshore Wind Project

on 06 October 2016

Two Cranemaster shock absorbers (1000 T and 700 T) are currently out on mission preventing pile runs during installation of monopiles at the Rampion Offshore Wind Project off the south coast of England.

Sudden free fall of the piles during pile hammering due to layering in the soil, so called pile runs, is an increasing concern in the industry. The snap loads following pile runs can be very high, exposing both personnel and equipment to high risk. Cranemaster shock absorbers will reduce the snap loads to an acceptable level. As a result, risk is reduced, and expensive interruptions in the piling process can be avoided. 


Ready for pile hammering - potential shock loads from pile runs will be absorbed by the Cranemaster unit.