Projects

CONSTRUCTION
Hydra Marine Services was the successful diving contractor for Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd.'s replacement of the Berth No. 2 - Port Wingwall at the B.C. Ferries, Horseshoe Bay Terminal in West Vancouver, BC.

The existing structure required fresh-heading and burning of the main support steel h-piles due to the severely deteriorated condition. Additional work included the replacement of several anchor chains for the floating leads at Berth No. 3.

 
Hydra Marine Services was the successful contractor for B.C. Ferries requiring the installation of an Impressed Current - Cathodic Protection System for various structures at the Tsawwassen Terminal in Delta, BC. 

Hydra Marine Services was also the successful contractor for B.C Ferries requiring the installation of Sacrificial Anode - Cathodic Protection Systems at Sointula (Malcom Island), Alert Bay, Denman Island, Hornby Island, Saltery Bay, Texada Island, Quathiaski Cove (Quadra Island) and Cortes Island Terminals.

 

Hydra Marine Services was the successful diving contractor for Fraser River Pile Driving Ltd. replacement of the Seaplane Ramp at the Pitt Meadows Municipal Airport in Pitt Meadows, BC.

The existing timber structure was demolished and replaced with a steel structure. The pilecaps where required to by fitted,  installed and welded to the piles underwater.

 

Hydra Marine Services was the successful contractor for The Vancouver Port Authority's - Caisson Undermining Repair Program at the Centerm, Vanterm and Lynnterm Facilities.

The existing undermining was repaired by the installation of Gabion Baskets along the offshore face of the undermined structures. Tremied concrete was used to seal the undermined face and the void was filled by Pressure Grouting through previously installed grout tubes.

 

 

SALVAGE
Hydra Marine Services was the diving contractor chosen by Kasper Diving and SMIT International Ltd. in the successful roll-over of the Seaspan's 'Rigger', a self-dumping log barge. 

The barge overturned while dumping logs at Avalon Point along the west shore of Thornborough Channel in Howe Sound, BC. Additional work included retreaval of both grapples and three boom boats from a water depth of 160 ft. 

The barge was towed to nearby Gambier Island, where she was righted with the twin cranes still attached.

 

Hydra Marine Services was the diving contractor chosen by Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. in the successful lifting of the Seaspan's tug the 'Planet'. 

The tug overturned in the Fraser River, downstream from the Port Mann Bridge in Surrey, BC. The current of the Fraser River resulted in WCB not allowing a 'double lift' from two seperate water derricks 

A temporary pile supported jacking rig was constructed and the tug was successfully salvaged.

 

Hydra Marine Services was the diving contractor chosen by Kasper Diving in the successful lifting of the two Chinese vessels that were used to smuggle illegal aliens into Canada. 

The ships sank at the wharf where they were berthed in Port Alberni, BC. Both ships were subsequently re-floated in a day.

 

INSPECTIONS

Hydra Marine Services has performed inspections using digital video, ROV and profiling/side scan surveys. Hydra Marine Services have provided inspection services to the following:

 

Catherwood Towing Ltd
Deep Cove Yacht Club
Delta Cedar Products Ltd.
Fraser River Pile & Dredge Ltd
Harbor Pile Driving Ltd
Helijet
Kasper Diving Services Inc.
Lehigh Cement Group
Mercury Launch & Tug
Neptune Bulk Terminals
Public Works Canada
Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd.
Vancouver Port Authority
Washington Marine Group
West Coast Corrosion
Westmar Consultants Inc.