Pioneering Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) for 40 Years


Retaining Walls

Slope Stabilisation

Cut Face Slopes

Drainage Solutions

Sheet Piling

Bridge Repairs

Civil Engineering & Construction

Platipus Anchors are the global market leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®). Founded in 1982, we are renowned for providing some of the most innovative and cost-effective ground anchor solutions for the Civil Engineering and Construction industries.

The Percussion Driven Earth Anchor (PDEA®) is a unique, modern and versatile device that can be rapidly deployed in most displaceable ground conditions. It offers a lightweight corrosion resistant ground anchor that can be driven from ground level using conventional portable equipment. It creates minimal disturbance of the soil during anchor system installation, can be stressed to an exact holding capacity and made fully operational immediately. As a completely dry system it also has minimal environmental impact.

Core Applications

The Platipus® anchor system can be used in many situations. Below are some illustrations of the most common ground anchor applications, click each image below to see how they work.



Anchor load indicator

Anchor specification software

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Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Shallow Slide

Shallow Slides

Deep Seated Failure

Deep Seated Failures

Cut Face Slope

Cut Face Slopes

Retaining Wall

Retaining Walls

Sheet Piling

Sheet Piling

Other Applications

Key Benefits of the Platipus® Percussion Driven Earth Anchor (PDEA®)

Platipus anchors supporting a retaining wall in Switzerland

Key Benefits

  • Simple and effective concept
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant products to suit a range of design life requirements
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediate quantifiable loads
  • Holding capacity up to 200kN
  • Ideal for temporary works and permanent works
  • Cost-effective alternative to traditional anchoring techniques
Platipus Earth Anchors - Temporary Cut Face Slopes at Oris Wastewater Treatment Site

Environmental Benefits

  • No grout
    –  No curing time
    –  No mess
    –  No contamination
  • Low environmental impact
  • Can be suitable for Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Platipus Earth Anchors - On-Site Instruction and Supervision

Additional Services

  • Design assistance including conceptual proposals & full indemnification
  • Technical presentations
  • Pre-contract site evaluation & anchor testing
  • On-site training and support