Today’s market leaders are under increasing pressure to manage projects in an efficient and risk-free manner. However, they face numerous complex challenges in achieving this. IHC IQIP helps its customers gain added value from projects by offering expertise, advice and support at every stage. This includes conceptual design, engineering and preparation, as well as the installation work itself, maintenance and decommissioning.
Our team provides invaluable support at all levels to help customers reduce costs and risk by making informed choices at the earliest possible stage. Based on over 30 years of design and installation experience in on- and offshore operations, we offer advisory in several areas, such as:
· site investigations for driveability
· design of foundation components for installation
· piling procedures
· surveying and reporting
· foundation installation methods.
To help customers select the correct hammer for each project, a careful interpretation and assessment of soil properties need to be completed. IHC IQIP’s experienced engineers can offer support with either pre – or post – pile-driving analyses. These driveability studies are carried out using the most sophisticated computer programs (GEOWAVE), which enable our design engineers to optimise hammer components.
Finite element analysis (FEA) for design of foundation elements
Through FEA, we can advise on the correct design for foundation elements, which optimises the installation process, as well as the handling of operational loads. In addition, the behaviour of the Hydrohammer and anvil can be simulated precisely in a FEA package for design optimisation.
Hydrodynamics for better procedures and designs
As part of the foundation installation method, IHC IQIP can perform comprehensive hydrodynamic studies. We use the ANSYS® AQWA™ software suite, which utilises diffraction-based, hydrodynamic modelling. The results can be used as the basis for sea-fastening designs, over-boarding methods, mooring analysis, in-vessel design, or as input for other industry functions.
Surveying and reporting
IHC IQIP can facilitate position measurement and dynamic pile monitoring, and provide reports of the status for each foundation installed.
Operational analyses and equipment selection
For each specific project a comprehensive time study can be performed for all operational steps of the installation or decommissioning process. Time study is based upon actual experience and project specific conditions of foundations vessel and weather conditions. Detailed Risk analyses can be performed as part of the process.