Pipeline Buoynacy Control with Platipus® Earth Anchors

The percussion driven earth anchor (PDEA) is an all-round device, which can rapidly be installed in most ground conditions. 

Offering a featherweight corrosion-resistant anchor that can be driven from ground level using the usual portable equipment, it creates minimal disturbance of the soil during fitting.

It also offers little environmental impact because it’s a completely dry system, and can be set to an exact holding capacity, with an immediate start.

The percussion driven earth anchor (PDEA) is a unique, modern and versatile device that can be quickly installed in most displaceable ground conditions.

Features & Benefits

  • Proven design solutions for buoyancy control of small and large pipelines
  • Signification time and cost savings over concrete coating / set on / bolt on weights / bags
  • Minimal environmental damage
  • Proof testing of each anchor upon installation
  • Application designed webbing for fast 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


  • Technical Information