Decking A Suction Pile (Anchor)

Step by step decking of suction pile.

3 more shots

Right now the winch operator is sucking up his underwear and praying for a soft landing.

Wow, great pics!


Cool boat! So how do you release the suction on the pilings? How deep are they into the mud and what are they intended to hold?

OK here is an animation of the process.

Step 2 deployment

Step 3 Deployment

Step 4 Deployment

Step 5

To release the suction on the Pile you open the 2 butterfly valves on the top of the pile.

Step 6


Almost done

Hook up the rig wire to the pile

Finally one anchor is connected and there is a minimum of 12-16 per rig more in some cases