Wreck cutting and salvage

Hydrokarst also conducts wreck cutting and salvage operations.

We firstly define joint specifications by organising a full survey of the site. Then we conduct a feasibility study to ensure it is possible to perform cutting and salvage the wreck in full safety.

Once the work procedures are defined, our dive teams and technical teams install the equipment required to cut the wreck into sections.

The wreck is cut into several parts according to the lifting equipment available on the site. The cut sections are raised to the surface and lifted by a crane, then stored on the quayside in a secure zone.

The salvaged parts of the wreck can now be cut into smaller sections on dry land, to facilitate their transportation to the final storage or disposal area.

We do the same for all sections of the wreck.

To conduct wreck cutting work, we use a variety of cutting and lifting equipment :

  • – Cutting lance
  • – Cable saw
  • – Disk cutter
  • – Parachute and lifting balloon
  • – Crane

The key factor in the successful outcome of wreck salvage work is to identify the restrictions from the outset and anticipate handling issues related to the size and weight of cut sections.