Associated Underwater Services. Inc. (AUS) recently inspected and repaired two area 400 tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Power Facility. RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractors Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) and Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) recently teamed up to dive into some inspection and maintenance activities that were anything but
In a joint effort with Orion Marine, AUS divers were able to safely salvage James Fitzgerald's "Waterfront Fountain" from the rubble of the Pier 58 collapse. Pier 58 located in downtown Seattle; WA better known as Waterfront Park collapsed on Sunday September 13th, 2020. The fountains history alone made this salvage stand out from the
As part of the Long Lake HED Plant Upgrade Project, AUS was contracted to survey the four draft tubes and the tailrace floor. To perform the survey, AUS utilized a multi-beam sonar system for the tailrace and a Blueview 5000 3D Mechanical Scanning Sonar mounted on a tripod for the draft tubes. Multiple images from
AUS was contracted to perform underwater video inspection on the remote island of Sheyma. The inspection included but not limited to, remote operated vehicle inspection of the dock facility, sonar mapping of damage and debris fields. AUS mobilized a Seaeye Falcon ROV system, Kongsberg multibeam system, echo sounder and inflatable work boat to perform the
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program awarded AUS the contract to remove an 80-foot commercial fishing vessel from the Hoquiam River in Southwestern Washington. The 90-year-old Lady Grace sank on March 2, 2018. The original plan to salvage this vessel was to lift her off the river bottom with lift
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