General – Hydrohammer
Dutch-based IQIP introduces the Hydrohammer IQ Series.
Developed in response to the growing size of wind turbines for the increased production of renewable energy, the Hydrohammer IQ Series pushes the boundaries of current technologies to facilitate the installation of the world’s largest monopiles.
Celebrating the launch of the IQ Series, IQIP’s CEO, Robert Diepenbroek, said: “The new IQ Series, which features the largest and most powerful Hydrohammer in the world, reflects IQIP’s future-focused vision to facilitate the installation of wind turbines to meet the world’s increasing demand for renewable energy. The team at IQIP have drawn on many years of engineering and offshore experience to launch this range of intelligent hammers, and we remain dedicated to leading the industry by developing more state-of-the-art equipment for our clients in the renewable energy sector.”
Building on the reliable technology of IQIP’s world class S Series of Hydrohammers, the innovative IQ Series delivers IQIP’s largest hammers for intelligent pile driving on a grand scale. The IQ Series can drive piles continuously with a 100% energy capacity, or, depending on soil conditions, can be boosted to achieve the maximum power of 120% over a determined period of time.
By regulating energy during pile driving to match the conditions on-site, the IQ Series offers an intelligent approach that optimises pile driving for a more efficient and precise installation, guaranteeing foundation stability.
The IQ Series rental fleet is currently equipped with three models:
• IQ6: Capable of delivering a maximum intelligent pile driving energy of 6600kJ, the IQ6 is the world’s most powerful Hydrohammer and is ready for the future generation of monopiles.
• IQ4: Delivers a maximum intelligent pile driving energy of 4800kJ and is suitable for the current generation monopiles.
• IQ2: Delivers a maximum intelligent pile driving energy of 3600kJ and is suitable for the current generation monopiles.
PULSE, a modular addition to the Hydrohammer, minimises noise during pile driving to deliver an environmentally-friendly foundation installation. The elongated blow of PULSE is twice the duration of the blow of a conventional hammer, increasing piling efficiency while reducing pile fatigue and impact noise.
PULSE can be adapted for different conditions and is able to perform at maximum peak force. The IQ Series can also be combined with PULSE, for an efficient and environmentally-friendly installation with reduced noise, pile fatigue and operating costs.