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Marine Construction is a specialized industry that utilizes a combination of cutting edge technology and traditional methodology to determine the right structure and materials needed to design/build and engineer a marine structure. The structures utilized include docks, seawalls, boat lift, and barge, just to name a few.
When working on a marine construction project there are numerous safety precautions that should be considered. Safety should be one of the first considerations when planning a project. To help you develop a safety plan we have created a safety guidelines page, click here to learn more.
Insurance is a major factor in a marine contractors project. It is so important because there is a lot of potential exposures in marine construction of all sizes. A couple of major considerations are weather events like hurricanes and potential damage from fire. Not only can events like this stop business in its tracks but it can also eliminate potential profits.
Dealing with the legal aspects of construction is never fun. However, it is important to consult a lawyer before starting any waterfront construction projects. Disputes that arise from problems on a marine construction project can cause massive delays and eat into profits. Consulting an attorney ahead of time can help you ensure that you protect your interest and the future of the project, every time.
Barge and Boat building services are available to help you get the exact watercraft you need. Traditionally speaking, a barge is designed to carry heavy goods or materials over a body of water. Whereas a boat is a vessel that travels over water with the use of oars, sails or an engine. You’ll want to determine the right vessel based on your specific needs.
Pile testing services are performed by a team of experts in order to determine pile capacity, driving stresses and hammer performance during the installation of piles. These tests can be performed on pile driving projects of any size to help provide maximum efficiency and reliable results.
Geotechnical Services are performed in order to help you have a better understanding of the geophysical conditions of a marine construction site. It is an important step in the planning and design of any project.
Engineering is a large part of any marine construction or marine repair project. It is critical to hire a company that specializes in marine and underwater construction or rehabilitation. This will help you ensure that your project is done correctly and will have the staying power you desire.
Hydrographic surveying services measure and describe the soundings, shorelines, tides, currents, seabed and possible submerged obstructions that could impact marine construction projects and related activities.
Marine surveying services are performed by a person who inspections, surveys or examinations marine vessels. They assess yacht & smaller watercraft, hulls & machinery and sometimes these inspections include cargo. They then create reports on their condition, the products on them, these reports include damage caused to both vessels and cargo.
When it comes to marine construction fabrication services a wide range of materials designed for Marine, Boat, and Yachts. Metal fabrication and repair capabilities are probably the most popular service. However, fabrication services are often used for repairs as well. Frequently these services are customized to the specific need of the project.
HEAVY LIFT SERVICES
Heavy lift services utilize a variety of equipment, determining the best solution for a marine construction project that requires the movement of a heavy load. Derrick barges are one of the pieces of equipment used because the are capable of lifting up to 1,700 short tons.
Marine salvage is a specialized service that includes any aspect of recovering a ship and its cargo after a shipwreck. The service can include towing, re-floating a vessel, or effecting repairs to a ship.
Commercial divers who perform underwater construction work under extreme and inhospitable conditions. These divers weld a variety of underwater structures including pipelines, dams, bridge piers, and retaining walls. They must have a firm understanding of underwater construction techniques and tools so they can properly build or maintain underwater structures.
Cathodic protection services offer a solution that controls the corrosion of metal surfaces by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. This solution protects a large range of metal structures. Some of the most common applications include steel pier piles and boat hulls.
Dredging services utilize a specialized floating device called a dredger to remove and relocate materials in water environments. Dredging is used during marine construction projects to create the required water depth.
A bridge is a structure that is built to allow passage over a body of water. There are many factors that go into bridge design, including the intended function of the bridge, the terrain and anchored, the material that best feet the environment and the overall budget.
Port/Terminal Construction is a specialized field that required the coordination of the project with the port authorities and terminal operators. These projects include the construction of facilities, wharves, berths, storage yards, rail tracks, container cranes and truck gate systems. They sometimes include an expansion plan when necessary.
A pile driver service uses a device to drive piles or poles into ground to provide support for the foundation of a marine structure. They utilize different technology depending on scope of the The weight is raised, which may involve the use of hydraulics, steam, diesel, or manual labour. When the weight reaches its highest point it is released, and hits the pile, driving it into the ground.
Pile cutting company is a critical step in deep foundation substructure construction. Utilizing a pile cutting service that opporates cutting edge technology can save you time and ensure you have the exact piles you need for your project.
Dock building is a very customized field. You can build a stationary, floating or portable dock. Once you determine the type of dock that fits your needs you have to select materials. You should consider the level of maintenance you want to perform regularly on your dock, for example, a wood dock will require more maintenance than a steel one.
Marine towing services tow ships or vessels using a small steamer called a Tug. Many companies have towing fleets that can handle a wide range of towing needs, including the ability to tow to or from most locations. Towing services are offered both inland and coastally.
Marine drilling is a process where drilling goes below the seabed. Frequently this drilling takes place in lakes, inshore waters and inland seas. Some of the facilities where marine drilling operations take place include drilling rigs like jackup barges and swamp barge, combined drilling and production facilities, and deepwater mobile offshore drilling units including semi-submersibles and drillships.
Piles that have been badly damaged or have suffered from extended wear and tear need to be restored. While there are several ways to restore piles one of the most frequently used fiberglass reinforced plastic pile rehabilitation jackets. These are suitible for use in hostile marine environments where exposure to ice, floating debris, chemical pollution, oils, acids, salt water, and tidal action may occur.