Underwater Maintenance and Ship Husbandry
Phoenix International provides a full range of experience, capabilities and equipment to provide quality repairs to military and commercial ship markets, oil and gas platform owners, and the marine infrastructure construction and service industry. Our repair methodology is rooted in a matchless combination of engineers who understand the dynamics of the underwater environment and an experienced team of welder divers who utilize ABS and NAVSEA approved welding repair procedures, underwater repair and rigging expertise, and an industry-leading quality assurance protocol that provides the customer with accurate and timely Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) of contracted repairs.
Phoenix uses a variety of manned and unmanned technologies supported by highly experienced operators and engineers to develop cost-effective solutions to a wide range of underwater challenges. An example of this is the HULLSCAN® underwater structure inspection capability that combines diver and automated techniques to obtain paint, metal thickness, and weld integrity measurements.
Oil and Gas
A combination of mixed-gas diving, Atmospheric Diving System (ADS 1200), and ROV capability enables Phoenix to “go deep” (up to 6,000 msw) to perform repairs to rig installations, to subsea platforms, and in other oil and gas industry sectors.
Maintenance and repair services including inspection, engineering assessment, and repair can be mobilized aboard any vessel of opportunity to reach the Gulf of Mexico and other clients worldwide.
Phoenix understands what it takes to provide safe, effective and efficient structural engineering repair and assessment to the marine infrastructure industry. Our personnel can perform diving operations to inspect infrastructure components and, if needed, assess repair requirements in various underwater conditions including limited visibility, high currents, restricted conditions and cold water. Projects that we can accomplish include inspections of piers, wharves, seawalls, bulkheads, graving docks, outfalls and other water service facilities.
Phoenix maintains an on-call capability to perform underwater repair and maintenance on US Navy and commercial ships as well as Floating Production and Storage Offshore (FPSO) units. In-water repairs and equipment change-outs can be accomplished pier-side or at anchor.
All of Phoenix’s offices are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to perform Underwater Inspection in lieu of Dry-Dock (UWILD) services. This capability provides an ability to provide a turnkey service that identifies repair issues to ship owners and provide the planning and effort to complete the repair.
A full fly-away underwater repair capability consists of crews of highly qualified welder/divers armed with wet and dry chamber welding procedures, fully equipped and backed by a team of design engineers to complete any effort.
Phoenix holds the U.S. Navy’s Diving and Diving Related Services contract which is available to US Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command customers to perform repairs, welding and equipment change out services to ships worldwide.