Platipus® – Buoyancy Control Anchoring System

The Platipus® percussion driven earth anchors offer a lightweight corrosion resistant anchor that can be driven from ground level using conventional portable equipment. 


The Platipus® percussion driven earth anchors offer a lightweight corrosion resistant anchor that can be driven from ground level using conventional portable equipment.  It creates minimal disturbance in the soil during installation; can be stressed to an exact holding capacity and made fully operational  immediately. As a completely dry system it also has minimal impact on the environment.  

The Platipus® Buoyancy Control Anchoring System has a number of attachments and tensioning devices to connect to the pipe or tank being anchored. This is a quick and cost effective way to prevent structures floating when installed in areas with high ground water.



  • Proven design solutions for buoyancy control of small and large pipelines
  • Significant time and cost saving over concrete coatings, set on or bolt on weights and bags
  • Minimal environmental damage
  • Proof testing of each anchor upon installation 
  • Application designed webbing for fat installation with no damage to pipes or their coating
  • Installation before or after the pipe is laid
  • No specialist installation equipment required
  • Flexible anchor selection for varying soil conditions
  • No cathodic protection required 


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