IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling Technology, a way of driving piles for offshore wind using hydropower. It has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the hammer with the BLUE Piling Technology.
According to IHC IQIP, BLUE Piling is a logical step in the further development and growth of the offshore wind market. It enables larger monopiles to be installed, reduces fatigue in the pile and reduces noise by tackling the noise at the source.
Tests with the hammer using BLUE Piling Technology have shown the potential of the technology. IHC IQIP will start working with a modernised, slightly adjusted version of the BLUE Piling technology and expects to achieve positive results soon.
‘The further development of the BLUE Piling Technology is fully compatible with our core competence. The technology has huge potential and is a truly innovative addition to our range of products and services in this market. We can use it to really help our customers further develop the offshore market and ultimately reduce the price per megawatt. We’ll continue to develop the BLUE Piling Technology with Jasper Winkes and his team. We’re not just an investor, we want to contribute to this technology with our expertise and knowledge of the market,’ says Jan Albert Westerbeek, Executive Director of IHC IQIP.
Jasper Winkes: ‘I’m delighted we have the chance to bring this technology to maturity and in that way help make our energy production economically and ecologically sustainable. We can see excellent opportunities for joining forces and combining our innovative technology with the market-specific know-how of market leader IHC IQIP.’ Source: IHC IQIP