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Steel sheet piling

VSF has constructed steel sheet pile walls at various locations. VSF has a design department that can make all necessary calculations and drawings for the sheet piling. When the ambient conditions and the construction allows, the sheet piling of construction pits is removed afterwards. Sheet piling can be installed from pontoons or from land.The sheet piling can be driven or vibrated or installed without vibrations by means of hydraulic pressing; it can be removed using a vibratory hammer or without vibrations by means of jacking.


Sheet piling is mostly used as a temporary structure in building pits and as a permanent construction in retaining walls. VSF specialises in the installation and removal of longer sheet piling (starting around 18 metres). For accuracy and risk minimisation VSF usually installs the sheetpiles using a pilingrig with a leader-guided vibratory hammer. 

Ambient factors

Although a vibratory hammer produces less noise thans a piling hammer, the installation and removal of sheet piles does come with noise nuisance. Nuisance from vibrations to the surrounding area is minimised by using high-frequency vibrators with a variable moment. The impact can be further minimised or prevented by pre-drilling or high pressure water jetting, while the use of a piling rig with leader ensures optimum use of the vibratory hamme. 

Pros and Cons

  • Vibrating and driving piles and the removal of temporary sheetpiles comes with noise and vibration nuisance, which can be reduced by pre-drilling with or without bentonite or Dämmer or by means of high pressure water jetting..
  • When necessary, sheet piles can also be pressed, which minimises nuisances even further.


Name of project


Kampen, Building pit river bypass Reevediep

Van Hattum en Blankevoort

Tiel, Construction pit Community Centre Westluidense Poort

Van Hattum en Blankevoort Regio Zuid

Schiedam, Quaywall Mammoet

Van Hattum en Blankevoort

Utrecht, Soil improvement Central Station

U-centRaal vof

Rozenburg, Berthing facilities Calandkanaal

Port of Rotterdam

Muiden, Construction pit Aquaduct motorway A1-A6

Construction consortium SAAone

Bergambacht, Embankment reinforcement Bergambacht-Ammerstol-Schoonhoven

Waterauthority Schieland - Krimpenerwaard

Pernis, Mooring facility quay 8 NOVA Terminals

Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Construction pit parking  ECCR

Van Hattum en Blankevoort

Rotterdam Maasvlakte, Quay wall Maasvlakte 2

Comb. Van Hattum en Blankevoort / BAM Civiel

Rotterdam Maasvlakte, Construction pit Electrabel powerplant

Visser & Smit Bouw

Parkeergarage Carrefour, Leiden

Visser & Smit Bouw

Parkeergarages Carlton WTC, Almere

Visser & Smit Bouw

Zandvliet, Sheetpiling temporary workisland Westerschelde

Visser & Smit Hanab