The vibratory hammer is one of the tools for the extraction of offshore foundation piles as well as monopiles for the decommissioning of offshore structures. In addition to the standard application, where a pile is driven downward to be installed, a vibratory hammer can also be applied to extract piles. For an efficient and commercially attractive application of vibratory hammers for this purpose, the extraction process needs to be modeled during the planning phase to ensure that the appropriate equipment is used. This paper describes how pile driving simulation software can be used to model the extraction process. This is further illustrated through a case study covering the extraction phase of the 1st (onshore) and 2nd (offshore) part of the Delft Offshore Turbine Project. A monopile with a diameter of 4.0 m was extracted approximate 6 months after installation onshore and then extracted several times offshore shortly after installation in the 2nd phase. The paper will not only present the actual extraction predictions, but also the monitoring data obtained during extraction and the results of the post-analysis.

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