Projects K&C Diving

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Pouring underwater concrete in the city centre of Rotterdam
Commissioned by Franki, K&C Diving completed an eye-catching project in the center of Rotterdam.

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Renovation door 4 Vandamme lock Zeebruges
At the beginning of 2018 Jan De Nul started a project that involved a complete renovation of door 4 of the Vandamme lock in Zeebrugge. K&C Diving provides all diving assistance during the entire project.

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Conserving piles at Nuclear Power Plant Doel
Commissioned by Kerncentrale Doel and with Herbosch-Kiere as contractor, K&C Diving realized an extensive coating project at the water intake of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power stations. The large tidal activity at this location in the Scheldt meant that this project could not possibly be realized with traditional painting systems and deemed this project as a real challenge.

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Salvage, repairs and monitoring of dredging pipes in Ghana
Together with the Belgian dredging company Dredging International (DEME), K&C Diving collaborated on an sizeable dredging project at the mouth of the Volta river, in Ghana. This coastline near the city of Ada Foah experiences terrible erosion.

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Application of anodic protection to sheet pile walls and combi piling.
In order to increase the service life of metal constructions and steel sheet pile walls, they are given an anodic protection.

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Repairs to Boudewijn lock after ship’s collision
The ship’s collision caused damage to door 4 of the Boudewijn lock. K&C Diving was commissioned by the Antwerp Port Authority to repair part of the sheeting and the structure of the lock gate.

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Installation of cofferdams
One condition for drilling in quay walls or concrete banks below the water level is that the water side must be dry.

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Building formwork frames
For the creation or renovation of new or existing quay walls, K&C Diving built large, movable formwork frames. These constructions were entirely produced at the in-house workshop.

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Underwater flame cutting
K&C Diving carries out flame cutting almost daily.

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Surveys of underwater installations, corrosion measurements, wall thickness gauging.
K&C Diving is specialised in underwater surveys of installations, such as lock gates and rails. For this, we collaborate with a specialist company.

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Repair and renovation leaves Kattendijk lock
The Kattendijk lock is one of the oldest locks in the Port of Antwerp. The lock was decommissioned in 1994 and the intention was for it to be back in operation after a complete renovation.

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Desludging and cleaning of (sea) locks and maritime constructions.
K&C Diving is a market leader for cleaning operations in locks and other maritime constructions, both above and below the waterline. These are often required in preparation for repairs or renovation works, or for maintenance operations for sea lock installations.

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Diving works during the construction of the Kieldrecht lock, the largest lock in the world.
During the course of 2016, the Kieldrecht lock was put into operation. With a length of 500 metres, a width of 68 metres and depth of 17.8 metres, this is the largest lock in the world today.

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Placement of tar mats on the port at the bottom of the dock.
K&C Diving provided diving assistance in the Port of Antwerp for the installation of asphalt matting along the quay walls in the docks and the Schelde Quays. Tar mats of this size are used to prevent that the bottom of the dock is flushed away by the propeller wash from the large ships.

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International projects in West Africa
K&C Diving has been operational in West Africa since 2013. What started as a small intervention in Nigeria, rapidly grew into a permanent presence in the region, with offices in Ghana an Togo.

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Lock gate repair works at the Van Damme lock.
In 2016, the rails and rail connections of the Van Damme lock in Zeebrugge were in need of replacing. These rails, necessary for opening and closing the lock gates, could only be used on one side whilst the other rail had already been removed.

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Pouring of underwater concrete
K&C Diving has extensive experience with pouring underwater concrete. It already completed projects for construction sites, soil-protecting tar mats and concrete floors on te bottom.

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Diving assistance for the salvage of a sunken spud pole
K&C Diving provided diving assistance for the salvage of a spud pole weighing more than 350 tonnes from a drilling platform off the coast of Nigeria.

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Stopaq coating on adapted steel support beams
The retirement home Armonea Gravenkasteel in Sint-Amands had to contend with flooding in its cellars. The water damaged the support beams of the buildings. K&C Diving drew up an action plan for protecting the support beams against corrosion and osmosis.

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STOPAQ anti-corrosion treatment of hull columns at Horton Sphere
Commissioned by Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp, K&C Diving carried out a complete corrosion prevention on 10 hull columns of the Horton Sphere. The stair support (the bases of the tubular pipes of the spiral staircase) was also treated.

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Coating tubular pipes at the Vesta Terminal, using STOPAQ anti-corrosion coating.
In the port of Antwerp, K&C Diving was tasked with coating 6 tubular pipes at the Vesta Terminal against corrosion and biological accumulation. K&C DIVING used the STOPAQ product range for complete corrosion control above and below the water’s surface.

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