Seatools, a Dutch subsea engineering company, has launched its latest product, named Pile Dredge Tool (PDT).
Jan Frumau, Managing Director, said: “Based on strong market demand related to pile dredging and cleaning, we have developed and reviewed several concepts for a pile dredge tool and we have now reached a breakthrough with this elegantly simple pile excavation machine.”
This pile cleaning and dredging tool is capable of removing soil plugs and cleaning of pre-piled jackets, such as commonly found in the offshore wind industry.
The system can be used for all kinds of other pile excavation operations as well, such as for the preparation of piles prior to abandonment operations.
Seatools is best known as a player in Rock Installation ROVs, but has its roots in the dredging industry.
Seatools’ portfolio of dredging equipment includes: Mass Flow Excavators; a range of trenchers with both jetting and cutting configurations; and the highly successful series of DipMate® dredging visualization and control systems.