WSDOT Final Research Report Now Available Online

Jan. 8, 2016

Underwater Noise Reduction of Marine Pile Driving Using a Double Pile

The final research report from our 2014 full scale acoustic test in Commencement Bay is now available (finally).  Thank you for your patience!

You can download the full report here on the WSDOT website.

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"By reducing underwater noise from pile driving by 20 dB, implementation of MCT’s technology could potentially reduce the Zone of Influence and required marine mammal monitoring, expedite consultation processes with the Services, and minimize construction delays due to the proximity of marine mammals."
Cameron Fisher, Biological Lead, 48 North Solutions, Inc.

Hear the difference

Recorded from hydrophone deployed at 10m during subscale testing of 8" steel piles in Seattle, Washington in 2013.

You are hearing 4 strikes of a standard pile followed by 4 strikes of a Reinhall Pile™. Notice the difference.