Underwater inspection(s) in lieu of dry-docking, or UWILD inspections, are required to ensure the structural and operational integrity of a marine asset.
Completing these surveys with divers, while on location, saves the asset owner and their clients both time and money by reducing downtime, limiting time off-contract, and reducing or eliminating the need for expensive and limited dry-dock space.
U.S. Underwater maintains American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certifications for the in-water inspection and survey of ships, high speed and light craft, and mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs).
All of our inspectors and inspection divers are American Society of Non-destructive Testing (ASNT)-certified.
Subsea and topside non-destructive testing inspection services include:
As an extension of our underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) inspections and class surveys, U.S. Underwater also provides the following platform support services:
U.S. Underwater offers underwater welding services to both inland and offshore clients. We can provide our clients with the formal written welding procedures to the appropriate AWS Standard for topside and underwater welding. The AWS D3.6 Specification is the most widely used underwater welding specification and considers variables particular to wet welding.
We have experience performing underwater welding repairs in many industrial applications, including:
U.S. Underwater is the leading provider of comprehensive rig inspection, repair, and maintenance services (IRM) in the Gulf of Mexico, providing a wide range of experience and capabilities to many of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies.
Our commitment to safety, quality, customer service, and professionalism has earned U.S. Underwater a reputation that is unequaled in the commercial diving industry.
In addition to underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) inspections and class surveys, U.S. Underwater also provides the following rig support services:
During the past two decades, U.S. Underwater has been involved in numerous projects to assist clients (both inland and offshore) responding to the impact of hurricanes and tropical storms.
Being based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex allows our dive teams to coordinate and deploy resources anywhere in the gulf coast area.
We are committed to helping government entities and commercial businesses get their assets back into operation efficiently and safely.
Examples of some of the services we can provide: