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Suction pile design, fabrication & installation

Suction Pile Design Fabrication & Installation from InterMoor

Acteon's structural and foundations engineers focus on the design, analysis, specification, fabrication, testing and installation of a variety of subsea foundations and unique installation aids.

For clients with complex problems involving suction pile design, fabrication and installation, Acteon can provide a solution.

Suction piles (also called suction caissons or suction anchors) are a long steel cylinder topped with a pile top or cap. The cap comprises valves to assist with embedment as well as connections that differ depending on the use of the pile.

Acteon’s engineering capabilities include:

  • Sizing of piles and mud mats (geotechnical)
  • Structural frame analysis
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fatigue analysis
  • Mechanical design
  • Lift and rigging design
  • Load testing.

Delivered by InterMoor

InterMoor is a world-leader in mooring technology, specialising in mooring assets from engineering and project management to provision of equipment to installation, inspection and repair.

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Acteon can also offer an integrated project management service. This involves managing the activities of one or more of our companies on a customer’s behalf and providing a single point of contact for all aspects of project management.

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Suction Pile Track Record

Acteon has designed and fabricated hundreds of suction piles, which have been installed and used in the most complex offshore energy projects.

Managed by InterMoor, our facility in Morgan City has the capability to roll and fabricate piles from steel plate up to 2¼ inches thick (grade 50 material), up to 32 feet in diameter and 100+ feet in length.

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