Marine structures repairs: What is at stake?
Offshore and marine structures are exposed to complex environmental conditions, which can lead to structural failure. It is important to anticipate these failures before they occur so that safety can be improved, and any possible risk to the environment reduced. Repair and strengthening of an existing structure can be a good solution to extend its design life and minimize future impact on the operation and purpose of the structure.
VSL’s philosophy is to match what is technically feasible with what makes sense from an engineering point of view to provide best value for money. Jetties are a typical example of marine structures, and VSL has extensive experience in renovating and strengthening them. These jetties must remain in use to prevent any impact on the facilities they serve. The chosen repair solution must minimize impact, the renovation and strengthening techniques must suit the local situation, and access requirements should likewise be customized to the constraints of the project.
What are the VSL marine structures repairs solutions?
We offer turnkey solutions for renovation and strengthening of marine structures. This includes the following techniques:
- Additional post-tensioning
- Carbon fibre strengthening solutions
- Pile jacketing
- Concrete repair
- Cathodic protection