Upending Tool

Upending Tool for upending large diameter piles

Everything we do and offer revolves around building. We deliver and operate equipment, as well as offer advice and a comprehensive service to our customers. We have been doing this for several years and have been able to carry out many offshore wind projects. With our hydraulic upending tool it is possible to handle multiple monopiles of various diameters.

How does the Pile Upending Tool operate?

During an operation, we stab the Upending Tool into the monopile while it’s horizontally stored on board. After stabbing the monopile, the latches connect underneath the pile top flange connection and create a fail-safe connection. This connection also ensures that your monopiles stay in perfect condition during this part of the installation sequence.

Our upending tool makes it possible to raise monopiles efficiently and place the pile in the needed position. The same actually applies to our Flanged Pile Upending tool, which is specially designed for XL piles with a flange. The tool installs flanged monopiles safely while being remotely controlled by operators on board. The Flanged Pile Upending Tool has lifting capacities up to 1,600t, with an XL version with larger capacity already on the drawing table, where this upending tool can upend up to 1,400t.

The right Upending Tool for your project

IQIP provides a wide range of Upending Tools for piles up to 6,5 m diameter and without the need of special pile preparations.


• Lift diameters up to 6,500mm
• Lifting capacities of 290t, 700t, 1000t and 1400t
• Certified and designed according Lloyds Lifting Appliances
• Available for rent


• Adjustable to any diameter (within range)
• Hydraulically operated
• UT’s are equipped with IQIP’s innovative fail safe principle
• No special preparations of pile
• Compatible with IQIP’s Monopile Plugs
• Optional tool monitoring systems

In need of an upending tool for your project? Do not hesitate to reach out to our sales team via email or phone. They will happily help you select the right tool for your project.


  • Extensive track record
  • Large rental fleet
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