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Blue Piling Technology: Driving the largest piles offshore with water, London

18 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

A blue piling rig, driving pilies in with water.
A blue piling rig, driving pilies in with water.

About this event

The technology creates the pile driving energy using combustion generated pressures to accelerate a large column of water onto the pile head.

The longer blow duration in comparison to standard steel ram pile drivers, allows significant reductions in both the noise generated and fatigue damage to the pile during pile installation.

The technology allows silent, cost-effective installation with lower fatigue levels of the largest piles in the world.


Tea and coffee will be available from 17:30.

This event will be broadcast online, details for which will be issued to OES and BGA members by email prior to the meeting.


Booking is only required if you wish to attend in person.

Please book your place at this event through the online booking link.

If you experience any difficulty booking online, please contact Pauline Arundel at: pauline.arundel@ice.org.uk.

Please note priority booking is given to OES members, BGA members and speakers' organisations.

Non-OES and non-BGA members who wish to attend may be added to a reserve list and notified if/when a space becomes available. If you would like to be added to the reserve list, please contact Pauline Arundel at pauline.arundel@ice.org.uk.


Please contact Kath Coldwell if you have any queries about this event at: katherine.coldwell@ice.org.uk or 020 7665 2238.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Jasper Winkes

Jasper is the founder and director of Fistuca BV.

He graduated in 2008 in Mechanical Engineering (Combustion Technology) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Following his graduation, he founded Fistuca BV, in order to develop innovations in the field of foundation equipment and to deliver engineering services for pile driving equipment.

In 2011, Fistuca BV began developing BLUE Piling Technology, which allows silent offshore pile driving.

In 2015, Fistuca set a new industry record for the highest pile driving energy ever delivered.