Combi Wall Piles, Houtdok Antwerpen (2017)


In June 2017, Herbosch-Kiere used our CV-80 VLT-U vibratory hammer to install 74 piles at the Houtdok in the centre of Antwerp. They are building a new quay wall with jetties for house boats. According to Herbosch-Kiere, the installation sequence with the Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) was at least twice as fast compared to conventional methods. With the VLT-U it is possible to grab a pile in a horizontal position, up-end it to vertical position and start driving the pile in free hanging mode.

Reason for equipment choice
  • Upending capabilities
  • No guiding frame required
  • No additional lifting tools required
  • Significant handling time reductions
  • Option to extract if out of tolerance
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