Biggest hydrohammer ever transported!

The co-operation between Royal Wagenborg and Royal IHC is an extensive one. IHC IQIP B.V., part of Royal IHC, regularly uses the worldwide logistic services of Royal Wagenborg for transporting its heavy piling

Recently Wagenborg was awarded another logistic challenge: transporting a hydraulic pile driving hammer S-3000, sleeve and additional materials from the production sites in Kinderdijk and Sliedrecht to Flushing, The Netherlands. The hammer and sleeve, together weighing 540 tonnes, measuring 25 meters in height and 6,6 meters in diameter, had to be transported in a vertical position, which was quite exceptional.

By means of a 13-axle modular trailer and a 7-axle low loader the heavy parts were transported to the nearby quayside. Here the sheerlegs Matador 3 and Matador 2 lifted the precious cargo on a barge, measuring 60m in length and 14,5m in width. Besides these heavy parts, Wagenborg also took care of loading additional equipment, such as three power packs, some containers, UET, TLPT and lots of hoses, with the help of several mobile cranes varying from 130 – 400 tonnes lifting capacity.

After completion of the entire loading operation, the barge was towed to the final destination in Flushing by the Wagenborg tugs Waterlelie and Waterpoort. This project turned out to be another great example of the full service logistic possibilities of Royal Wagenborg. Executed safely and according to plan by Wagenborg’s committed people and state of the art equipment.


IHC IQIP is a globally operating market leader of Dutch origin, supplying innovative equipment and smart solutions for foundation, installation and decommissioning in the oil & gas, offshore wind and coastal & civil market. Founded in 2015 by merging four well known Royal IHC subsidiaries IHC Hydrohammer, IHC FUNDEX Equipment, IHC Handling Systems and IHC Sea Steel, they can draw on more than 200 years of combined experience and expertise and an unbridled passion for service and innovation to meet the demands of a broad customer base, including oil and gas corporations, installation contractors, engineering agencies and government authorities.