On May 6th 2016 a monopile foundation has been vibratory driven into the ground for a full-scale test of a newly developed wind turbine. Allnamics performed vibratory driving predictions in order to quantify the required vibro hammer. During actual installation Allnamics performed so-called VDA monitoring. The Vibratory Driving Analysis results in records of strain and acceleration in the pile. This offers the possibility to verify assumptions made for the prediction and consequently effectively close the double loop of the learning system.
The time-lapse presented below offers an impression of the monopile installation.