APE Model 600 Tandem for Seaway Heavy Lifting

18 april 2013

CAPE Holland is proud to announce it has been awarded for a purchase contract for an APE Model 600 Tandem vibratory hammer set (Tandem Super Kong). For the installation of the Helwin 1 and BorWin 2 base frames Seaway Heavy Lifting will use the Tandem Super Kong to install a total of 16 piles with diameters varying between 2 meters and 3,2 meters with weights up to 300 tons.


The contract has been signed on the 5th of April by Mr. Jan Willem van der Graaf, Chief Executive Officer of Seaway Heavy Lifting, and Mr. Aat de Neef, Managing Director of CAPE Holland Group. In the presence of Mr. Wim van der Velde Chief Technology Officer of Seaway Heavy Lifting and mr. Laurens de Neef, Technical Director of CAPE Holland Group. 

The Tandem Super Kong exists of two APE 600 vibratory hammers, providing a total centrifugal force of 9.895 kN. The set is powered by two 1180VH power packs, providing a total maximum hydraulic flow of 3.000 l/min. The unique multifunctional power packs will be able to drive a variety of equipment on board. 
Vibratory pile driving makes pile installation quieter, faster and easier to control so a more efficient installation method. 

The cooperation between CAPE Holland and Seaway Heavy Lifting started by installing jacket piles in Egypt with a single APE 600, 60 meters under water, but got a boost after the successful installation of 30 mono piles on the German North Sea for the Riffgat Wind Farm.
An APE Super Quad Kong, consisting of four APE 600 vibratory hammers, was used to install the heaviest 30 piles ever driven with a vibratory hammer. This environmentally friendly way of driving mono piles is fast and quiet installation method, which proved its potential on future offshore projects. With several new projects for offshore installation of large diameter piles, the purchase of the Tandem Super Kong is taking the cooperation between Seaway Heavy Lifting and CAPE Holland Group to a next level of developing faster and more quiet solutions for installation of large diameter piles offshore. 

The Tandem Super Kong can work as two independent vibratory hammers, but it can easily get connected to two more vibratory to act as a Super Quad Kong. 
Further development of the system would enable an even faster and more efficient installation of piles. 

Company profile CAPE Holland Group

CAPE Holland Group is focusing on continuous development of foundation equipment for offshore and onshore applications. The company exists out three divisions; CAPE Holland, APE Holland and Hillcon Piling Equipment. 
CAPE Holland is developing and producing special equipment for pile driving, such as the modular vibratory hammer systems, hydraulic power packs and special equipment for offshore installation. 
APE Holland is the exclusive supplier of vibratory hammers in Europe and Russia for APE vibratory hammers.

With vast experience in both offshore and onshore projects, the lines with the customers are short, which makes the CAPE Holland Group able to act fast on market demands. The in-house engineering and manufacturing ability grants advanced equipment.
CAPE Holland Group is focusing on further development of integrated systems for an optimum performance of the equipment, to contribute to a sustainable environment. 

Company profile Seaway Heavy Lifting

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is a leading offshore installation contractor with experience in the transport, installation and removal of offshore oil & gas platforms, subsea structures and the installation of wind turbine foundations and substations. SHL is expanding into the EPCI and integrated installation projects in the renewable industry. By utilising our highly experienced personnel and state of the art vessels, we can offer tailor-made solutions for a variety of projects in differing circumstances and environments. SHL operates crane vessels ‘Stanislav Yudin’ and ‘Oleg Strashnov’, with a revolving lift capacity of 2,500mt and 5,000mt respectively. SHL has offices in Zoetermeer, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Paris, Hamburg and Kuala Lumpur. SHL is known and respected throughout the industry for its reliability and the successful and safe execution of offshore projects.

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