Testing and monitoring piles may only take a few hours on the day of installation but the preparation that goes into each project is complex and can take weeks or even months to make sure all the potential issues and scenarios have been anticipated. In this article we explain the procedure involved to prepare for a project which allow us to help guarantee good quality signals and data, avoid damage to the equipment and, most importantly, avoid loss of barge time for clients.
How much preparation time should be accounted for?
The amount of time required for preparation time can vary depending on many factors. For example, preparing to test piles installed on land is likely to be simpler than testing XL monopiles installed at an offshore wind farm out at sea. While it is not unusual for the team to be called onto a project at short notice, we would always prefer to be involved from the early stages.