Subsea Installation with Seawater Instead of Oil
IHC Hydrohammer has used seawater instead of oil as a drive mechanism for the offshore installation industry. The company has developed and tested IHC Waterhammer technology.
This sustainable product minimises potential oil spill hazards in the marine environment and presents new opportunities for deepwater offshore pile driving that will be beneficial to the future growth of offshore construction. The S-90W IHC Waterhammer has been utilised in conjunction with Swiber Offshore Construction.
The installation contractor used the advanced pile-driving hammer to install four foundation piles on the subsea PLEM (pipeline end manifold) located approximately 210 km off the west coast of Mumbai, India. The Ø 1.1 m piles were successfully driven into the seabed and thus provided proof the S-90W and S-500W IHC Waterhammers are ready to be used in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Picture: The IHC Waterhammer offshore India