Marine drilling and blasting
When the sea bed is too hard to be dredged by proper dredging equipment, Wicks offers the solution marine drilling and blasting which involves breaking up submerged rock materials.
We remove hard rock in infrastructure projects such as port access channels, trenches for pipes and cables, ship berth construction and removal of underwater obstructions.
Wicks has several containerised drilling rigs which can be deployed to projects worldwide and placed on a local platform. The rigs are used to drill holes in the submerged rock which are then loaded with explosives and blasted. The debris from the explosion is removed and drilling is resumed until the required depth is achieved.