The Integrated Monopile Installer, developed by Royal IHC’s subsidiary, IHC IQIP, has won the Maritime Innovation Award at the 11th Maritime Awards Gala, held on October 31.
The award is presented annually for a Dutch innovation from the maritime sector that meets the requirements for widespread potential application, excellent marketing prospects and sufficient export possibilities.
The chair of the judging panel, Ir. Hans Huisman, presented the award to IHC IQIP’s executive director Jan Albert Westerbeek.
The system allows monopile foundations to be installed efficiently and safely, and mitigates noise during pile-driving. In addition, it effectively reduces costs while offering environmental protection, the company explained.