Underwater demolition refers to the process of removing structures or objects that are underwater, either for the purpose of repairing or rebuilding them or simply to clear them away. This type of work requires specialized training and equipment, as it takes place in an environment that is hostile to humans and presents a variety of challenges and hazards.
One of the primary tools used in underwater demolition is explosives. Trained divers can use explosives to break up and remove large structures or objects that are underwater, such as shipwrecks, bridges, or oil rigs. These explosives are carefully placed and detonated to ensure that they do the maximum amount of damage to the target while minimizing the risk of collateral damage to surrounding structures or the environment.
Another common technique used in underwater demolition is hydraulic cutting. This involves using high-pressure water jets to cut through metal or concrete structures, which can be an effective way to remove smaller objects or to make precise cuts in larger structures. This method is often used in combination with explosives, as it can help to break up larger structures into smaller pieces that are easier to remove.
In addition to these techniques, underwater demolition teams often use a variety of specialized tools and equipment, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), cranes, and dredgers, to assist in the removal process. These tools can help to lift and move heavy objects, or to clear away debris and sediment that might be blocking access to the target.
Underwater demolition is a challenging and demanding field, but it is also an essential part of many construction and repair projects. Whether it is used to remove old or damaged structures, or to clear away debris that is blocking access to important waterways, this type of work is vital to maintaining the safety and functionality of our underwater infrastructure.
Combining our extensive experience we aim to find innovative solutions to underwater problems and the provision of direct supervision and liaison at all stages of preparation and execution of a project, we believe we can offer assistance to any marine project, large or small.
We have extensive equipment for any underwater operation and have the qualified personnel to complete the work safely and efficiently.
Ven-Tech Subsea specializes in developing multi-year subsurface maintenance programs or IMR (Inspection, Repair, Maintenance) Programs for you subsea assets.
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