Ship decommissioning and salvage jobs
Ship decommissioning and salvage jobs
Track record Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam
A collision, capsizing or buckling calamity can lead to ship salvage work. We provide operational engineering solutions in salvage industry.
Even just a mechanical failure can prevent a ship from going back to port. Decommissioning, salvage and wreck removal activities involve working with existing structures and equipment, without knowing its exact status and limits. This requires operational and technical solutions that leave ample margin for unforeseen issues, controlled and reversible in order to make them safe.
Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam responds by finding safe solutions to unexpected challenges, whether this involves integrated marine operations, ships and vessels or equipment. Additionally, our engineers have the operational experience and are able to travel offshore to deliver full support in the field.
We recognize that apart from a practical and pragmatic approach, in-depth theoretical knowledge is needed to be able to tackle complex salvage operations. Therefore, we have all the required knowledge of structural, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis in-house, and can combine this with a pragmatic design and engineering approach.
Salvage work of buckled vessels
Before a buckled vessel can be repaired or towed, the cargo and ballast on board should be removed as much as possible, while at least maintaining the current local and overall strength condition of the casualty. This may seem easier that it actually is, as the available equipment on site suitable for cargo removal often limits the possible options.
While the remaining strength of a vessel with severe buckling is always food for discussion, by combining our on-site experience with our theoretical structural knowledge, our maritime engineers able to create a workable approach in close cooperation with our client.
Remobilization of grounded vessels
While most floating vessels are not designed to be grounded, exactly this sometimes happens for various reasons. It may sound logical to pull the vessel in reverse from the grounded location, but this may not be the best approach. The local tidal change, local weather, residual strength of the hull during grounding, the amount of cargo on board, or known and unknown damaged compartments as a result of the grounding. All these subjects influence the refloat plan of the casualty. It is our aim to develop and check a refloat plan, which will result in a safe and controlled refloat operation.
Salvage work of capsized vessels
A capsized vessel can be considered the same as a grounded vessel, but with a huge additional challenge. Depending on the accident and the local circumstances, it could be feasible to put the casualty in an upright position before it will be refloated. We have experience with a simultaneous parbuckling and refloat operation, as well as parbuckling a vessel first and the subsequent separate refloat operation. While both methods serve their purpose of removing the vessel, each method has it use.
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Sunken ships salvage jobs
A vessel that has sunk has its own challenges, as the sinking is usually the result of multiple events that took place on board of the casualty. We have hands on experience with the removal and refloat of ships that have sunk due to a collision or fire on board.
Salvage Jobs Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam
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