Innovative Sheet Piling Tool creates significant time saving
TWD’s new sheet pile tool supports on the previous sheet piles and has a cantilevered gate to guide the next sheets. The procedure for relocating the tool consists out of releasing the clamps, one crane lift and re-activating the clamps. Next, to that, the sheet pile guides are placed on a hinge point, which enables the tool to install curved cofferdams. This saves time, increases worksite safety and makes the tool soil independent.
TWD is specialized in designing these tools. A good example is the piling gate that we designed for the Dover Western Docks Revival project. The innovative first in class piling gate, designed to install 700 piles, skids forward autonomously from the crane and hydraulically adjusts its position to prepare for the next pile. Working parallel to the crane shortens the critical path and results in a significant increase of the projected piling outputs. Due to its performance, TWD was awarded the MCCE innovation of the year award during the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo in the UK.
You can regard TWD as your problem solver. The reliable partner that creates functional and creative solutions, regardless of the time frame, or the complexity of the challenge. Our goal is to reinforce your project team’s capabilities and complement them where required, so together we can achieve a successful project execution.
Our thorough knowledge of structural and mechanical engineering, hydro-dynamics, finite element methods and design for offshore conditions, enables us to develop practical solutions to meet the wide variety of your demands.
With the substantial knowledge of optimal installation methods and the proven engineering approach in the offshore wind industry, TWD can now also assist in delivering turnkey tools and products, such as lifting tools.