Blue Water Shipping transports hydraulic hammer for MENCK
Tailor-made logistics and transport services provider Blue Water Shipping recently transported a hammer weighing massive 635 tones and reaching more than 22 meters in height for MENCK
The hammer was transported in vertical position to ease the discharge for the end customer’s installation vessel
In cooperation with ship owner Amasus, Blue Water Shipping shipped it on the Coaster M/V Arctic Rock as an Open Hatch Shipment from Hamburg to Rotterdam.
Repeat operation for Blue Water Shipping
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 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.
MENCK provides the hammer to Heerema Marine Contractors
MENCK, a unit of Acteon, said earlier this month that the hammer, one of the world’s largest, was provided to Heerema Marine contractors.
The company has signed a contract with HMC to provide them with two of the world’s largest hammers to support their activities for offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
The contract includes the delivery and operation of the MENCK MHU 4400S hydraulic hammers and the newly developed MENCK underwater Noise Reduction Unit, MNRU, and a live penetration depths measurement system.
The essential hydraulic drive unit and the external shock absorber ring were manufactured and assembled at MENCK’s headquarters in Kaltenkirchen, Germany and mobilised to Rotterdam for integration with the hammer housings and the 220-ton ram weight assembly on the client’s premises. The handover to the client took place in December and the equipment was mobilised for use offshore in January.