Underwater Blasting

Bringing Expertise & Precision to Exploration, Estimation & Excavation

 

Underwater drilling and blasting used for rock dredging are associated with several unwanted effects like excessive ground vibrations and whiplash. These, in turn, cause structural damage to surrounding vessels, an annoyance to the public and most importantly damage to marine life due to excessive underwater shock wave pressure.

The severity of such unwanted effects depends on the number of explosives used, the distance from the blast, the properties of the medium through which the vibration is transmitted, and various blast design parameters. While all damage cannot be eliminated, it can certainly be mitigated by using the right blast design. 

Why Uttam Blastech is the perfect solution to all underwater blasting related issues? 

When it comes to special applications like underwater blasting, Uttam Blastech is the most renowned company in India. Uttam Blasetch has helped many companies including ISPDL (International seaport Dredging), Boskalis, JSW etc. 

It is also the only company in India which has the ability to undertake Underwater Blasting without drilling using shaped charges, which it does in collaboration with Europe’s M/s Nitrex SRL, Italy.

Uttam Blastech helped ISDPL and Boskalis conduct underwater blasting right next to very critical ports

Case Study 1

Client Name : ISPDL

Project and Constraint:

ISPDL was supposed to conduct an underwater blasting operation next to a structure on a critical port. Due to the site positioning being very tricky, ISPDL brought Uttam Blastech on board as a consultant.

Our Approach:

Uttam Blastech conducted a pre-blast survey as per the international specifications and suggested some measures that would help in a safe blast

Final Outcome:

ISPDL could safely execute the project

Case Study 2

Client Name : Boskalis

Project and Constraint:

Boskalis was supposed to conduct an underwater blasting operation next to some critical structure in the port. Due to the site positioning being very tricky, Boskalis brought Uttam Blastech on board as a consultant.

Our Approach:

After a thorough pre-blast survey, Uttam Blastech monitored the site for vibrations and made a propagation equation. This custom equation helped in proceeding with the operation safely.

Final Outcome:

Boskalis could safely execute the project

Read Uttam Blastech’s successful collaboration with Italian-based Nitrex SRL to complete a project in the USA

Case Study 3

Project and Constraint:

For a certain project, hard basalt rock had to be blasted in Lake Mead in USA

Our Approach:

Uttam Blastech partnered with Italian-based Nitrex SRL. The collaboration resulted in the use of shaped charges to execute the challenging assignment.

Final Outcome:

The project outcome was just as desired

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