First Gyro Piler in SE Asia delivered to Guan Chuan Engineering Construction

Japanese manufacturer Giken Seisakusho Asia Pte Ltd (Giken Asia), a subsidiary of Giken Ltd, has delivered a GRV1230 Gyro Piler to Guan Chuan Engineering Construction Pte Ltd in Singapore. This tubular pile rotary cutting press-in machine is the first Gyro Piler in the Southeast Asian market.

According to Giken, the Gyropress Method – a rotary cutting press-in method for tubular piles using the Gyro Piler – has been implemented in more than 1,000 applications in Japan and is steadily expanding overseas, but it has not yet been proven in Singapore.

In November 2023, a product demonstration was held by Giken in Singapore to introduce the Gyro Piler. The event was attended by more than 80 people, including representatives from government agencies, construction consultants, and general contractors.

Ideal for hard ground

Using the Gyropress Method, tubular piles are pressed in while rotating with the assistance of cutting ring bits attached to the pile toe. This method enables the piles to penetrate existing structures and hard ground to quickly build a robust and resilient Implant structure.

Because it can penetrate the existing structures, there is no need to remove the remaining materials, said Giken. And since the preliminary drilling work is carried out using an excavator, it reduces construction costs and lead time. The method also allows for a space-saving, temporary work-free, vibration-free, and noise-free construction process with a compact machine.

In recent years, Giken noted that construction projects in hard ground conditions have been increasing in Singapore. The Gyropress Method is thus suitable for the market, and is expected to be widely adopted in redevelopment projects at sites where existing facilities are crowded together, as well as for canal revetment repairs and national resilience projects such as raising levees in preparation for rising sea levels.

Giken is known for its Silent Piler, the world’s first reaction-based hydraulic pile jacking machine capable of installing piles without noise or vibration. The group has been actively promoting the press-in technology worldwide and it is now adopted in over 40 countries and regions.