Tarpon Anchor Piles – Malaysia (2012)


In 2012, a APE 600 was successfully used in corporation with CAPE Holland to install 12 anchor piles for a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel off the coast of Malaysia in South China Sea. A vibro hammer was selected for this job to have a 1 lift operation for deployment and installation. It also eliminated the need for an installation frame on the seabed and made it possible to extract the pile if conditions prove d to be too hostile for a full penetration drive. The verticality was checked by use on an ROC which was mounted itself to the pile after which the various measurements were taken to establish the inclination. All piles were driven to target depth within installation criteria by vibro hammer. 

Reasons for equipmeny choice:

  • No guiding frame required 
  • No tool changes
  • Driving to final penetration
  • Option to extract if out of tolerance
  • Subsea capabilities
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