Deep to Ultradeep
MENCK is familiar with all types of pile driving operations in deep and ultra deep water. If due to the water depth it is no longer efficient to operate the conventional way with an on deck power pack and hoses, we switch over to our unique deepwater power pack to operate our MHU T hammer designed for underwater operation. Pile driving beyond 2000 m water depth had already been carried out. We are now heading towards 3000 m.
Deepwater driven pile solutions have been found to be the most reliable and most easy to use anchor points. They allow easier positioning than drag anchors and are less sensitive to varying soil conditions than suction piles or plate anchors. They provide solid foundations for any kind of subsea architecture, e.g. anchor piles, subsea manifolds and foundation piles for subsea templates or risers.
MENCK Hammer Technology
MENCK DWS hammer technology has completed more than 45 deepwater projects, reaching depths of 2120 m (6,955 ft). With our existing equipment and technological advancements we will soon reach the 3000 m (9,842 ft) horizon.
In 1989, MENCK introduced the first MUP (MENCK Underwater Power Pack) deepwater system. Building the power pack onto the hammer reduced the dependency on large, heavy hoses to supply the hammer with oil. The smaller umbilical cable provides power, air and communications, allowing the hammer to go deep. The hammer itself is designed with a double-walled housing to be able to operate in ultra deep water.