How we work

In deep and ultra deep water we use MENCK's unique deep water system to drive piles beyond the limitation of hose length.

This provides the experienced solution for deepwater foundations for almost any soil conditions.

Hammers & Spread

A hammer with energy from 100kJ up to 740kJ is available for (ultra) deepwater operation.

All additional equipment like a deepwater power pack, air compressor and umbilical is available to provide the whole spread for your operation. 


Our equipment is located on several yards worldwide. The main yards are in Germany and Singapore where we can also do the assembling of the equipment.

The equipment is containerized on a high level that makes it easy to transport globally, if necessary.

In Support Globally

MENCK is a global business with facilities in Europe, US and Asia-Pacific with multiple crews offshore, available at any time.

MENCK can confidently support any subsea pile driving project anywhere, for any business. In support, MENCK provides a complete aftersales service including logistics, training, technicians and parts supply.


Menck Projects

With over 140 years of experience driving piles, we have overcome all types of challenges, continually improving efficiency through innovation and excellent service.

Visit our projects page or see a series of MENCK pile driving projects or visit our dedicated oil and gas, wind power and civil engineering pages.



Complete Subsea Services

MENCK can provide additional subsea services in support. Together with Acteon Group companies, we offer:

  • Lifting and Handling
  • Grouting
  • Pre-installation conductors
  • More...

Wind Power

For all levels of the wind power supply chain, click here for technical data and the latest developments from the wind power team at MENCK.

Civil Engineering

For engineers working on bridges and civil engineering projects, click here for technical data and the latest developments from MENCK.


Oil & Gas

For specific information, news and technical data from the MENCK oil and gas team, click here.



Selecting Hammers

This table provides key information about each MENCK hammer suitable for shallow water installations.

For more detailed information, please visit individual hammer pages or contact the MENCK team for advice or technical support.

Even on special requirements we are able to find the right solution for your project. Look at MENCK's pile size section to find equipment that fits with your project requirements.

MHU above & shallow water series

  Unit 270T 400T 500T 750T
Minimum energy kj 30 40 50 75
Maximum energy - surface kj 300 440 550 820
Maximum energy - 1000 m depth kj 270 400 500 750
Oil flow l/min 600 1000 1150 1600
Blow rate at max energy bl/min 40 38 38 38
Ram weight t 16.2 24.3 30.2 45.4
Total hammer weight t 30.8 49.1 59.8 79.6
Standard Configuration          
Pile sleeve   1.6m 60" 2.2m 84"
Total weight dry w/MHP DWS t 66 85.8 113.7 147.8
Total weight under water t 52.5 75.5 90 118.3
Hammer length w/pile sleeve m 12.7 14.5 16 17.6


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