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Pile Placement Monitoring

Innovative application for wind farm projects

The Monopile Placement module is the result of the cooperation between our clients and our engineering and software teams.

Monopiles are used in wind farms as a foundation upon which to  place a wind turbine generator. The application monitors the process of the placement of the monopoles.

The application supports the client’s project preparations by importing the pre-engineering information. Pre-engineering information (such as position, orientation and monopile information) is used as guidance during real time operations. In the field the operator simply selects the monopile to be placed and Teledyne PDS shows all relevant information.

To monitor pile position and inclination during placement a number of laser systems placed at different locations are used. The well-proven Teledyne PDS pipe and cable detection algorithm is used to calculate and visualize actual monopile position and inclination from the laser measurements. Using a tracking laser to measure the vertical movement of the pile, Teledyne PDS is also able to show the pile penetration into the seabed.

During pile placement all data is saved. When logging is stopped, a report is generated detailing pile inclination and position during the hammering.

To monitor final pile position after placement, the pile can be fitted with placement sensors. The data is fed into Teledyne PDS and a report with the standard deviation of the measurements can be generated immediately. Teledyne PDS monopile placement can also be used for any other type of pile placement, such as placement of piles in ports and harbors. Teledyne RESON is more than happy to work with our clients to finish their project in an efficient way.

  • Uses pre-engineering information of the monopole
  • Innovative solution
  • Report of placement
  • Visualizes placement in 3D views and top views and profiles
  • Several views improves efficiency of pole placement