From CEATI: As we look to the future of the hydropower industry, hydro utilities and dam owners are searching for new and innovative ways to inspect, maintain, operate, and manage their systems. New technologies and tools are constantly under development in the areas of hydrology, operations and planning, inspecting and maintaining powerhouse equipment, and surveillance
The Dept. of Natural Resources has identified at least 204 derelict vessels statewide. Those are sunken boats that can cause pollution and safety issues. View the video here.
August 2013 Associated Underwater Services was subcontracted by Pacific Pile and Marine to perform underwater maintenance on the Wrangell Ferry Terminal in Wrangell, Alaska. This consisted of two phases, the first phase was an ROV inspection to identify problem areas at the terminal. The second phase was to address the areas exhibiting the most wear.
AUS was contracted to salvage the Lancer, a 27ft. 2499 ME Sailboat in Sinclair Inlet, Washington. AUS divers excavated designated areas surrounding the vessel’s hull in order install messenger lines. The divers then used the messenger lines to install rigging and lift bags. As soon as the vessel was floating and secured the AUS team
October 2019 Associated Underwater Services was contracted through a Master Services Agreement with Seattle City Light to repair a crack that AUS divers had previously discovered during an inspection at Boundary Dam. AUS divers repaired a crack that was approximately 50’ long X 1/8” wide. The crack was on the Vertical Face, partially on the
January 2020 AUS was hired by Barnard Construction to provide a Bulkhead inspection at the Lake Mead 3 Low Level Pumping Station. This was done utilizing the VLVB ROV. The ROV unit eliminated the need for deep water diving.
December 2019 AUS was contracted to perform an inspection on the Southway Access Boat Ramp in Lewiston, Idaho. The purpose of this inspection was to identify the overall condition of the boat ramp and to locate any areas that needed to be addressed. AUS divers mapped out the ramp noting any areas that were tapered
January 2020 Central Premix operates their cranes in the Spokane Aquafer 16 hours per day to remove gravel from the aquafer to use in their cement mixture. One of the Clamshell buckets on a crane had become inoperable and stuck in the Aquafer. AUS was called in to investigate the situation and deployed a VLBV
January 2020 AUS was subcontracted by DGR grant Construction, Inc. to perform the diving portion of the 181B Wetwell Bulkhead replacement. Upon removing the trashracks, AUS divers discovered concrete overpour which had to be removed using a rock drill. The divers then cleaned and inspected the Wheelabrator Screen using a pressure washer. When the divers
January 27, 2020 The Kings Way 1, a 92’ Grafton Boatworks Expedition Trawler sunk in the West Bay Marina located in Olympia, WA. AUS provided a dive team to attach all of the necessary rigging to the submerged vessel. Once the rigging was secured, a crane raised the ship and was bilged by AUS utilizing