The Installation Measurement System is developed by Pliant Offshore. The system allows real-time measurement of the inclination and position of
structure such as a monopile during installation and is specially designed for continuous measurements during piling.
By using state-of-the-art in-house developed 3D point cloud technology combined with laser sensors the system measures and virtually reconstructs the measured objects. The use of motion compensation and positioning systems allows you to use the system even on a non-stationary vessel.


Installation Measurement System measures inclination and position while piling. Seamless merging of online and offline functionality in one program. Being able to quickly inspect a scan in Single Measurement Inspection View gives insight how to improve processing whilst online. Batch Analysis and Reprocessing can help test new settings/ideas for a robust test before starting the next pile.


Up to 0.05° accurate


Supports multiple ship configurations


Less errors and failures


The IMS has proven to save approximately 0.5 hours per monopile


Fully motion compensated


Reliable in all weather conditions


Robust and proven technology


Proven concept

IMS has been proven its worth already at the Walney and Arkona wind farms. Also, the IMS is used at the Seamade, Deutsche Bucht, East Anglia One, HKZ and Dogger Bank projects. With IMS the installation has proven to be faster and more accurate than any conventional method.

Cost efficient

The IMS has proven to save ±0.5 hour per monopile installation since piling doesn’t have to be interrupted. Besides that, it has proven to save significantly on cost for errors.


All 3D measurements can be stored, analyzed and played back for offline analysis, survey and quality control of the used monopiles and the installation process itself. This information is very valuable for reporting to the client.


The system will continuously measure inclination with high accuracy. This allows you to act swiftly as soon as deviations from the target occur. Next to that, the system is able to cope with local deformations of the pile since the system is able to measure deformations in advance and compensate for this deformation during piling.

Less errors and failure

Not only does the system allow you to complete monopile installation faster, since you don’t need to stop piling for an accurate measurement, but by using IMS you will have less chance of installation errors of the monopiles because the system measures position, orientation, inclination and height of the monopile and compares this in real time with the expected design parameters.The IMS is able to deal with deformed piles. Dents or misalignment of piles will no longer result in deviations of the angle. Again this means saving valuable time

Robust and proven technology

The IMS is successfully used for multiple installation projects on various vessels. It has proven to be robust and very suitable for harsh offshore conditions while maintaining accuracy.

Faster installation

The IMS can yield higher up-time; during the installation process piling does not have to be suspended for conventional contact measurements. The non-destructive contact-free measurements allow continuous control during installation and piling which can greatly improve the overall time required for installation


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