GDP (“Gentle Driving of Piles”) DEMO Day

DateFriday, 1 November 2019
Time09:45 - 16:30 hr
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We would like to invite you to the “GDP DEMO Day” on Friday November 1, 2019 at the 2e Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. During the event our final test pile will be installed with our novel pile installation method and we invite you to witness the installation.

This “GDP DEMO Day” is part of the GROW GDP project which is short for “Gentle Driving of Piles”. This method is based on simultaneous application of low-frequency and high-frequency vibrations. The field test at the 2e Maasvlakte aims to prove that the technique is efficient, reduces noise emission and does not compromise the pile penetration speed and the soil bearing capacity, which is essential for a stable offshore wind turbine operation.

09.45 – 10.30
Arrival and registration at Future land, 2e Maasvlakte and transport of guests to test location (be on time)
10.30 – 11.00
– Welcome by Chairman Maxim Segeren
– Introduction of Port of Rotterdam/innovation quarter
– Introduction of GDP site and demo by Maxim Segeren
11.00 – 12.00
Demonstration of the Gentle Driving of Pile method
12.00 – 12.45
Transfer & lunch at Futureland
12.45 – 15.00
Presentations about GDP research program & related ongoing projects
15.00 – 16.30
Drinks and networking

Please join us and witness the test installation. You can register by sending an email to

Practical information:
Date: Friday 1 November, 2019
Venue: FutureLand, Havennummer 8360, Europaweg 902, 3199 LC Maasvlakte, Rotterdam
Please find the location here at Google maps

We hope to see you on November 1st.

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