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Mixed Gas Diving at Hungry Horse Dam

2022-06-03T20:14:52+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News, Projects|

AUS Diving was contracted to retrieve three pressure relief panels that had fallen from the Hungry Horse Dams withdrawal system. The Hungry Horse Field Office of the Bureau of Reclamation, is a key project in the Department of the Interior`s long-range program for multiple purpose development of the water resources of the vast Columbia River

AUS works to save the Madison River

2021-12-06T13:21:34+00:00December 6th, 2021|News, Projects|

Just before midnight Wednesday a replacement part was installed on a broken spillway gate on the Hebgen Lake Dam and flows to the Madison River downstream were quickly boosted. NorthWestern Energy announced the successful repair on its social media. The U.S. Geological Survey hydrograph showed the water rising as steeply as it had dropped two

AUS responds to fire at The Dalles Marina

2021-10-26T18:37:17+00:00October 26th, 2021|Projects|

THE DALLES, OR (KPTV) - Multiple boathouses were destroyed by a fire that started at The Dalles Marina late Saturday night (July 3rd, 2021).  Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue says the first call came in at about 11:59 p.m. Crews arrived to the marina, located at 101 North Basin Road, within seven minutes. In total,

AUS assists DNR with Derelict Vessels

2021-09-01T13:11:07+00:00September 1st, 2021|Articles, News, Projects|

Abandoned boat removal near Port Hadlock aims to mitigate environmental hazards Some 100 yards from shore on Tuesday crews began removing vessels submerged long ago. DNR focuses effort to remove derelict vessels in Jefferson County PORT HADLOCK, Wash. — Divers contracted by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spent Tuesday in the water near

AUS Divers Remove Bridge Piers in Washington

2021-08-24T13:08:58+00:00August 24th, 2021|Articles, News|

AUS Divers help remove 4 big piers from the Sammamish River By BENJAMIN MINNICK - Journal Construction Editor www.DJC.com Photo from city of Kenmore [enlarge] The bridge’s foundation piers, made of timber and concrete, weighed about 65 tons apiece. Part of Ceccanti Inc.'s $30.3 million contract to replace the West Sammamish River Bridge in Kenmore includes removing

AUS Divers Inspect and Repair Tanks at Hanford Nuclear Power Plant

2021-04-23T22:50:34+00:00April 21st, 2021|Articles, News, Projects|

  Associated Underwater Services. Inc. (AUS) recently inspected and repaired two area 400 tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Power Facility. RICHLAND, Wash. – EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractors Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo) and Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) recently teamed up to dive into some

AUS Assists with City of Seattle Pier 58 Collapse

2021-01-13T21:04:42+00:00January 13th, 2021|News, Projects|

In a joint effort with Orion Marine, AUS divers were able to safely salvage James Fitzgerald's "Waterfront Fountain" from the rubble of the Pier 58 collapse. Pier 58 located in downtown Seattle; WA better known as Waterfront Park collapsed on Sunday September 13th, 2020. The fountains history alone made this salvage stand out from the

Long Lake HED Plant Upgrade – Sonar Services

2020-10-07T22:16:37+00:00October 7th, 2020|Projects|

As part of the Long Lake HED Plant Upgrade Project, AUS was contracted to survey the four draft tubes and the tailrace floor. To perform the survey, AUS utilized a multi-beam sonar system for the tailrace and a Blueview 5000 3D Mechanical Scanning Sonar mounted on a tripod for the draft tubes.  Multiple images from

AUS Assists the Walla Walla District with Emergency Navigational Lock Repairs

2020-08-31T13:47:48+00:00August 31st, 2020|News|

Repairs on Snake River Dam slow wheat barges at peak of season By Anna King (Northwest News Network) Aug. 31, 2020 6 a.m. The Columbia River System, which includes the Snake River linking to Lewiston, Idaho, is a critical navigation system for shipping wheat downriver to Portland and export markets. Courtesy of Tidewater A lot

Remote Alaska ROV and Multibeam Survey

2020-08-27T17:28:50+00:00August 27th, 2020|Projects|

AUS was contracted to perform underwater video inspection on the remote island of Sheyma. The inspection included but not limited to, remote operated vehicle inspection of the dock facility, sonar mapping of damage and debris fields. AUS mobilized a Seaeye Falcon ROV system, Kongsberg multibeam system, echo sounder and inflatable work boat to perform the

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