For offshore platforms and wind turbines, it’s crucial to level a jacket foundation into the proper position and create a secure grouted connection. Hitech pile grippers consist of hydraulic jacks with a high coefficient of friction shoe. When actuated the hydraulic force grips the pile and helps in leveling or aligning the jacket into its desired position.
Pile grippers overall help in generating better-grouted connections and lower the installation time and cost.
The operation can be temporarily abandoned after the grippers are activated in events like severe weather, which minimizes risk during installation.
Hitech pile grippers can be Cutomised with several features like ROV panel for sub-sea operation, accumulators, and pile catcher integration.