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Divers vs Robots in Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning & Remediation

Electrical power produced from nuclear reactors is a common method of power generation in modern society and is widely used throughout the world. The technology behind nuclear power splits atoms from specific elements and generates power by the energy released. The science of radiation technology dates back to 1895 [...]

2020-07-21T17:59:26+00:00December 13th, 2019|Marine Services|

Circulating Water Intake Pipeline – Returning to the Depth

Year after year, maintenance or preventative maintenance (PM) projects are performed for many of UCC’s diverse customer base. Some of these projects are as needed while others are on a formal routine PM schedule. However, at a Midwest power plant, this technical service and approach is anything but routine. [...]

2020-03-14T21:18:21+00:00April 30th, 2019|Marine Services, UCC News|

Power Plant Intake Underwater Structure Repair

UCC performed an inspection on the raw water intake structures of a power generation facility. Findings revealed that 75% of the structure cap and support members underneath the cap had collapsed over the winter. While final repair drawings were being developed UCC performed emergent repairs starting with the removal of [...]

2018-05-24T14:32:51+00:00April 6th, 2015|

Drinking Water Sediment Removal

An eight-municipality Water Treatment Facility in North East USA required UCC’s Specialized Drinking Water Dive Services. Scope of work included tank floor cleaning, pipe repair, sediment removal and structural inspection. The work was performed within a nine million gallon underground storage tank utilizing decontamination protocol per American Water Works Association [...]

2015-04-06T19:21:15+00:00March 31st, 2015|

Traveling Water Screens Replacement

Underwater Construction Corporation (UCC) successfully completed another Traveling Water Screen (TWS) project at a Southeast Nuclear Power Plant. UCC performed the removal and replacement of the six original TWS’s that were installed in the 1970’s. After removal the pits were cleaned and the old grout removed from under the screens. [...]

2018-05-24T14:45:10+00:00March 3rd, 2015|

Water Utility Concrete Restoration

Water Intake & Processing Facility with Structural Deterioration Underwater Concrete and Grout Placement (Water Utility – applicable to any industry with concrete water retaining structure) UCC recently performed a complicated repair project at facility serving over three million people consuming one billion gallons of water per day.  After years of immersion, [...]

2018-01-18T21:37:19+00:00January 5th, 2015|