When it comes to installing foundations and quay walls for complex maritime projects, steel structures are the best solution. As a result of its unique design, the Hydrohammer is perfectly suited to driving steel piles and essential for a successful installation. To handle these hammers, specialised piling rigs are required, for which IHC IQIP is the supplier of the world’s largest piling cranes.
Driving sheet piles
For driving sheet piles, the Hydrohammer can be equipped with sheet legs. These provide the required stability when driving sheet piles in a free hanging mode, eliminating the need for a leader.
Driving clutched piles is possible with a specially designed clutch sleeve. With this sleeve, the use of a follower or dolly to drive clutched piles is no longer required, making pile driving more cost-effective and efficient. The clutch sleeve also reduces the weight by up to 10t, depending on the follower length. To prevent additional costs incurred as a result of damage to the coating of piles during pile driving, IHC IQIP can equip the inside of the sleeve with synthetic material.