Pile Driving

Pile driving has always been a part of the MENCK skill set.


In its simplest form, pile driving is lifting a weight high into the air and dropping it onto an object (pile), forcing it into the ground.


We found that our pile driving technology could be used for offshore solutions and in 1968 MENCK got its feet wet.


The Technology for driving piles has developed over time : from freefall hammers, to steam hammers and finally to hydraulic double-acting hammers. MENCK has been at the leading edge of pile driving from the beginning. Starting with the free falling glide hammer to the MBR & MBRS steam hammers to the leading submersible hydraulic hammer, the MHU.


Driven pile anchors work in most soil conditions. Surface systems including fixed platforms (jackets), TLP’s, SPAR’s, semisub platforms, FPSO’s and CALM buoys, and subsea components such as riser buoys, PLEM´s, arcs and templates use driven piles for their foundations. Driven pile anchors are the only anchor point that works well with catenary, semi-taut, taut and vertical mooring systems.


A seemingly simple task, many factors such as soil type, current, water levels, wind, weight, need to be carefully considered in order to have a successful offshore installation. MENCK’s engineering specialty has helped carve a successful niche in the offshore industry.


For over 40 years MENCK’s core business has been offshore hydraulic pile driving. Perfecting its hammers and pushing the limits, MENCK has successfully installed thousands of oil platform piles, broken water depth records (currently 2000 m) and has been a new key innovator in new industries such as offshore wind.



MENCK in Action

MHU 500T Installing piles in Vancouver Canada.

MHU 500T driving a 72” pile on an OWF Alpha Ventus Tripod.

MHU 500T with MUP powerpack being readied for a deepwater mission.

MHU 1900S with 5.2m pile adaptor