Blue Water transports and assembles hydraulic hammer for Menck

Blue Water Shipping has transported and assembled a 187-tonne hydraulic hammer and 175-tonne heavy ram weight for pile driving specialist MENCK. 

The scope of the contract included the receiving of the ram weight from Japan and shipping and receiving of the hydraulic hammer from Hamburg, Germany. It also included the installation of spring suspension into the ram weight and the assembly of the ram weight as part of the hydraulic hammer. The assembly took place in Singapore.

“We had originally planned for five days of work but the entire job was completed within two days. The project marks MENCK Singapore’s first assembly operation in Asia for this size of hammers, which we are naturally proud to have taken an active share in”, says Victor Pay, Marine & Logistics Manager at Blue Water Singapore.

The equipment is used by Menck to drive piles into the seabed to create foundations and anchor points for subsea installations for the oil and gas and offshore wind industry, among other sectors.

“Blue Water has done another fantastic job for us, well planned and executed across all team members involved. Due to the efficient planning, we could save three days which helped all parties involved”, says Thorsten Koch, Head of Logistics, MENCK GmbH.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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