Two Cranemaster® shock absorbers (1000 ton and 700 ton) are currently out on mission preventing pile runs during installation of monopiles at the Rampion Offshore Wind Project off the south coast of England.
Sudden free fall of the piles during pile hammering due to layering in the soil, so called pile runs, is an increasing concern in the industry. The snap loads following pile runs can be very high, exposing both personnel and equipment to high risk. Cranemaster® shock absorbers will reduce the snap loads to acceptable levels. As a result, risk is reduced, and expensive interruptions in the piling process can be avoided.