MARINE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS

Proserve have 45 years worldwide experience with the design and supervision of maritime construction systems generally using concrete. Maritime Construction is often a high risk operation and robust construction systems need to be developed alongside the design of the permanent works. Many marine projects benefit from this process being undertaken under a formal risk analysis and management process. Where required, development and reliability testing of critical elements is often undertaken. This is particularly so when construction is high value, high risk or considered irreversible.

Concrete foundationsDevelopment of Marine Construction Systems
Typical Procedure

• Basis of design (parameters)
• Outline system design
• Initial risk analysis
• Detailed system design
• Installation guide and quality control
• Define testing required
• Testing, mix and pumping etc
• Reports and risk management review

Automated systems are often developed and used for precast elements which eliminates diver work or reduces it to a monitoring role. Automated installation frames can also be used. The selection and development of a marine construction system can be influenced by :-

Automated Installation Frame for grout bag foundationsTypical Considerations
• Diver working conditions, health and safety.
• Marine plant cost, availability output and risk.
• Sea climate, locations and draft.
• Seabed strata type and profile.
• Environmental impact and decommissioning.
• Material availability, durability and disposal.
• Degree of construction repetition.
• Required accuracy of construction.

Knowledge and experience of a range of construction systems and materials allows the best systems to be chosen.

Proserve Mattress systemsTypical Systems Used
• Dredging
• Stone Laying
• Precast Concrete
• Insitu Concrete and Grout
• Fabric Formwork Systems
• Piling and Ground Improvement

Proserve can assist with the development of the best combination and arrangement of these systems for a particular project.