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With over 40 years experience in this particular piling discipline, we’ll work with you to identify the best solution for your marine, pontoon and bank protection requirements.

Our experience includes dock wall stabilisation, quay walls, circular cofferdams, jetties, slipways and mooring dolphins; working in tidal, intertidal zones as well as land-based installations.

We wholly own and operate the specialist equipment that allows us to operate safely and efficiently over water, including an extensive fleet of Unifloat pontoons which can be configured to carry plant such as MEWPs, excavators, and crawler cranes. Along with our work boats, our extensive fleet pontoons enables multiple floating platforms to be supplied quickly and economically, speeding up project installation time.

Conventional Piling from Pontoons

Returning to our roots of conventional piling, using lattice booms crawler cranes operating crane suspended vibro and impact hammers. We can mobilise our Unifloat pontoons to form a floating working platform for our 70t crawler cranes. We successfully undertake conventional piling installation on inland waterways, lakes and reservoirs, often working in conservation areas and environmentally sensitive settings. Our Unifloat pontoons along with our work boats are used to transport piles from the lay down area to the piling operation, ensuring an efficient and cost effective piling installation.  We can install both permanent and temporary sheet piling solutions using our crawler cranes, often working alongside our excavator mounted Movax hammers or Leader Rigs.

GIKEN Self Supporting Press-In System 

A revolutionary approach to piling in marine environments and where there is restricted site access.

We own and operate five GIKEN silent piling machines developed to enable the plant to ‘walk’ over the top of the driven steel sheet piles. This solution represents a means by which sheet piles can be installed over water with less noise, reduced vibration and minimal temporary works.

The GIKEN uses hydraulic rams to press in each successive pile to design depth, using a pitch and drive procedure whilst walking on the previously installed piles. The machine travels forward without any crane support and therefore enabling work to be independently and remotely operated from one fixed landward point, thus eliminating the need for floating marine equipment. Alternatively, staging can be fixed to the body of the GIKEN machines allowing piling personnel to access the machinery on a safe platform.

Our owned and operated GIKEN machinery together with our own craneage and heavy haulage capability means we can quickly mobilise throughout the UK, adhering to any programme requirements.

With over 40 years experience in this particular piling discipline, we will work with you to identify the best solution for your marine, pontoon and bank protection requirements.

Our experience includes dock wall stabilisation, quay walls, circular cofferdams, jetties, slipways and mooring dolphins; working in both tidal, intertidal and land based zones.

We wholly own and operate the specialist equipment that allows us to operate safely and efficiently over water, including an extensive range of pontoons which can be configured to carry plant such as diggers, MEWPs and piling cranes. Our extensive stock of pontoons enables multiple floating platforms to be supplied quickly and economically, speeding up the project installation time.

 

Key Benefits & Advantages of Marine Piling Solutions

  • GIKEN machinery is the perfect solution for use over water with the ability to work remotely from access roads or where there is restricted site access
  • Noise and vibration free - ideal solution in environmentally sensitive areas such as housing developments in marinas
  • Ideally suited to loose or cohesive and granular soils
  • Can be equipped with integral auger system to work in extremly difficult subsoil conditions
  • Environmentally friendly - advanced diesel power unit conforming to exhaust emission EEC / 68E standards

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