A common theme of offshore decommissioning and concrete cutting projects is that they tend to be complex and unique, which is a result of environmental challenges presented by working above and below water. For Bluegrass, an offshore concrete cutting project is never the same as the project that came before it. Each project presents challenges that we approach with an effective combination of extensive planning by highly experienced professionals and project proven diamond wire sawing technology. This customizable technology is capable of adapting to meet every contingency while delivering precision in complex and changing environments.
Professionals in Concrete Cutting
Bluegrass is staffed with a highly experienced team of engineers, project managers and cutting technicians who have years of offshore concrete cutting experience. Our team of experienced professionals have provided effective concrete cutting solutions on everything from compressor foundations during a barge retrofit to segmenting bridge pier columns 70' above water, to diamond wire sawing a water intake tower that was underwater 100'.
Bluegrass conducts the research and development of our diamond wire sawing equipment in house ensuring that our engineers, project managers and technicians are well-versed in it's capabilities and operation. Our wire sawing equipment is highly adaptable and in the hands of our experienced staff has proven itself to be capable of adapting to meet the endless contingencies offshore concrete cutting projects are constantly faced with.
For more information on how the Bluegrass staff and equipment can deliver results on your offshore concrete cutting project, please contact us for more details. Or continue reading to learn more about our experiences in concrete cutting and offshore decommissioning.
BRIDGE OF LIONS
St Augustine, Florida Bluegrass concrete cutting services supported removal of the 1927 Bridge of Lions located in St Augustine, Florida. The cut segmentation plan required horizontal and vertical cuts to right size bents, piers, and bascules, for lifting and removal. Bluegrass operated off barges and in coffer dams as required.
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Sacremento, California Diamond wire sawing and underwater cutting was required to segment a 30' diameter water intake tower with the last phase of the cutting completed 100' underwater. Read the full Lake Matthews story below.
Jacksonville, Florida Bridge pier blister modification and rebuild required to allow access for new bridge construction. This process was repeated on 20 blisters.
Galveston, TX Diamond wire sawing was used and Bluegrass provided technicians and equipment to make horizontal cuts to right size multiple forty-two inch diameter concrete drill shafts, with three eighths inch thick steel casing, above the waterline.
Covington, Louisiana Bluegrass concrete cutting contractors cut compressor foundations as large as twenty-five by eighteen feet by four feet tall, and as small as three by two feet, during full size double-decker barge retrofit.
MISSION BAY BRIDGE
San Diego, California Battling constant tide changes, moving water levels, barnacles, and tied off one hundred percent, Bluegrass technicians modified oblong bridge piers by cutting vertically into square shape for bridge rebuild.
Pensacola, Florida Large bridge pier caps were released for removal by horizontally segmenting columns, allowing contractor to remove in one piece. This required Bluegrass to transition wires sixty to seventy feet in the air. Columns were then cut above footer. Removal was completed by diamond wire sawing footer piles.