Since 1969, UCC has continually developed preventative maintenance programs which amplify the longevity and performance of traveling water screen operation. The normal defense against debris may be traveling water screens and trash racks. But unique situations require unique applications.
At a paper plant in Michigan, UCC repaired and modified a dam to prevent heavy storm damage. This contract included the reconstruction of a fish lap. Also in Michigan, UCC divers annually install and maintain a 3-mile long net that prevents salmon and other large species from entering the intakes of a hydroelectric plant. By removing growth build-up, the free flow of water through the net is maintained and substantial damage from strong currents is averted. All submerged plant equipment such as nets, pipes, intake bays, and storage tanks are susceptible to obstruction. Often the largest accumulate from the smallest of sources: mollusks.
In 1986, the European-born Zebra Mussel, invaded inland waterways of North America fouling industry water systems from Canada to Louisiana and now as far east as Connecticut. Since 1970, UCC has been at the forefront of environmentally sound techniques for mollusk remediation. Be it Zebra Mussels, Asian Clams, and other species, UCC is the expert in applying the most appropriate mollusk-removal technique and can design and install a control system to reduce future infestation.
The expansive range of our underwater tasks require that UCC has on-hand numerous resources. From the latest technology in dive hats to ROVs and a fleet of support vessels, UCC is equipped to perform the work. This decompression chamber is mobilized for use on deep water dives and a support vessel, ‘Jasper,’ is unique to all the Great Lakes. Its jack-up capability provides a stable work platform supporting many UCC assignments both below and above the surface. From below the surface of this man-made reservoir deterioration caused by leaks in the basin floor is averted by UCC divers specially trained in the application of silica sand fillers. UCC divers are also utilized extensively with bridge support inspection. Employing state of the art audio and video equipment as well as still photography, the divers report and demonstrate accurately the condition and position of any degradation of piers, bulk heads, or other structure. Seeing is believing and UCC is meticulous about documentation in our inspection process. Underwater Construction Corporation reaches the world from its home office located in Essex, Connecticut. Additional permanent support facilities are located in Michigan, Florida, and Tennessee.
To facilitate any requirement, temporary facilities are established as needed at any international location.
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