Dieseko Group consolidates Woltman operations in a single location
Sliedrecht, The Netherlands – October 16th, 2019.
As of November 1st, 2019, Woltman Piling & Drilling Rigs will consolidate its operations in The Netherlands in its location in Giessenburg. With this organisational change, Woltman’s parent company Dieseko Group aims to increase the efficiency of the business model in support of a faster and more flexible response to the highly volatile demand in the market for piling and drilling rigs.
An ICE 70RF has been working indoors at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). The center is already one of the largest buildings in the world, but floor space could not meet demand. To solve the shortage of floor space two halls were fitted with an additional floor, adding more than thousand square meters of exhibition space. To access the new halls on the second floor, loading platforms were also built. The center is the venue of the prestigious China International Import Expo Organized and supported by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, as well as for Auto Shanghai, the biennial international automobile show, so all eyes were fixed on the progress of this key project.
The center’s high utilization rate required a short construction time, therefore steel foundation piles were chosen for the foundations. The 60m long piles were driven by resonance free vibration hammers, without damage to the existing structures and right along gas pipelines.
7 reasons to consider vibration technology for installing monopiles for Offshore Wind Farms
1. It shortens pile driving times. Tests show that under suitable soil conditions the vibratory hammer drives down the pile 10 times faster.* Complete the foundation work within short weather windows
2. It brings down installation cost by deploying fewer and more economical tools. The vibro, when fitted with an upending module, can lift a pile from its horizontal storage position, upend, and lift the pile into driving position. The pile is driven into the seabed without the use of a pile gripper or positioning frame. Verticality is maintained with sensors mounted on the vibratory hammer
3. Vibrating reduces pile fatigue and doubles design life to 50 years by introducing less energy into the pile during driving.* It would also allow for mono pile designs with thinner wall thickness, leading to significant material savings and handling cost.
4. Limit piling noise to improve working conditions on the Installation Vessel for the construction team.
5. Changing pile designs and increasing pile diameters call for modular equipment such as a GIANT vibro that can be easily reconfigured to drive piles from 3.5-8.4 meter in diameter.
6. The GIANT innovation is built up from time tested and mature components like the 500M, but in a novel set-up that reduces the complexity of synchronization, and the weight and height of the hammer, while increasing the structural rigidity and the dynamic range of pile diameter the hammer can handle.
7. Independent test results show end bearing and lateral bearing capacity of vibrated piles is within specification.
We are glad to announce that Dieseko has extended her dealer network with MG Mining and Construction SAS from Colombia. MG Mining is working in the region (Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras) and the company has excellent knowledge of all kinds of foundation equipment and foundation works. Our vibratory hammers are a perfect extension of this scope. MG Mining SAS is part of the MG Business Group.
Please contact MG mining for new or used vibratory equipment, as well as for maintenance, service/repair and spare parts.
Dieseko Group hopes for successful and long-term cooperation with MG Mining!
Dirk Smulders succeeds Ton Kraak as CEO of Dieseko Group BV
Sliedrecht, 20 December 2018 – As of 1 January 2019 Mr Dirk Smulders will succeed Mr Ton Kraak as Chairman of the Board/CEO. Dirk Smulders has been a member of the Dieseko Group Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) since September 2017. Ton Kraak, who has led the Dieseko Group since 2008, will continue his involvement in the group as a shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
Dirk Smulders (left) will be the new Chairman of the Board/CEO of Dieseko Group as of 1 January 2019. He succeeds Ton Kraak (right), who will continue his involvement with the company as shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
In his new role as Chairman of the Board/CEO, Dirk Smulders will be responsible for the implementation and, where necessary, further sharpening of the present strategy. The objective is and remains to promote the current growth and to further strengthen Dieseko’s position as a leading global player in the area of high-end, innovative foundation solutions.
Dirk Smulders: “I consider it a great honour and challenge to lead Dieseko Group BV. I am really looking forward to working with my fellow board members, management and our employees to even better serve our customers all over the world with innovative products. I am grateful to my predecessor Ton Kraak for the thorough and very pleasant induction period, and I thank the Works Council, the Supervisory Board and our shareholder NPM Capital for the trust they place in me.”
Dirk Smulders studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Delft and previously held positions with final responsibility at Stork and Doedijns. He is married and has three children.