DEME Uses Patented Piling Template at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

So far, DEME Offshore has installed over 156 pin piles out of a total of 309 at the Moray East wind farm in the UK. The pin piles were installed using the offshore contractor’s patented piling template, which integrates with the jack-up legs of installation vessel Apollo.

Offshore construction works at the Moray East wind farm started in May 2019. The piles are part of the jacket-based foundations on which the turbines will later be installed.

Patented Piling Template

The piling template hangs below the jack-up platform and guides the foundation piles of an offshore wind turbine. Three pin piles are stabbed into the seabed through the piling template and then hammered to target depth in readiness for the jacket installation. The template guarantees a high degree of positional accuracy.

Subject to the weather and any other operational conditions, DEME Offshore hopes to be able to complete the remaining piling operations by the end of 2019, in readiness for jacket installation works in 2020.

Pictures by DEME.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.