Specialised drilling and blasting team gets the job done

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 19 Nov 2014   Posted by admin


DRILLNG and blasting company Cervan Marine has serviced the resources industry for more than 30 years. The privately owned company is based in Port Hedland, WA, and has gone from strength to strength.

Twenty years ago, it had only one drill rig and one drill barge. Today it has increased to four drill rigs including an excavator-mounted Montabert drill rig, Atlas Copco ROC F9C, two 36m dumb barges, two scissor barges, sectional barges and a silt dredge and 25t franna crane.

Its fleet of rigs can cater to clients needs at every stage of a project. This includes development work, drilling & blasting along vibration sensitive structures. Cervan Marine can also marinise it air-track drill to cater for subsea drilling projects.

The team at Cervan Marine is made up of qualified shotfirers with extensive experience and knowledge in a controlled explosive blasting and underwater explosive blasting. It works with clients to develop the best solutions for their needs – utilising its wide range of specialised personnel and equipment.

Cervan Marine is currently one of the service providers to Port Hedland port users. It maintains structures and equipment, provides testing and unloading of fuel tankers, completes ship repairs, dive surveys, fabrication work as well as marine construction and dredging.

Drilling Rig

One of its most recent projects was MCJV – between McConnell Dowell Constructors and Consolidated Contractors APLNG & QCLNG – to construct a joining high pressure gas pipe line over  a 500km . Cervan Marine were the principal contractor responsible for wet hole and controlled blasting throughout remote & challenging terrain. Other significant projects to date included the materials offloading facility road in Dampier; working with Saipem for Alinta Gas  which required precision work blasting within 6.7m of a live gas line, and a project on behalf of John Holland for BHP Billiton, where it drilled and blasted granite within 3m of a live railway line.

Cervan Marine’s maintenance services are broad in scope. The company maintains assets that require its workforce to be as diverse as the assets themselves. The nature of its work requires a wide range of skills; as a result, Cervan Marine employees are specialised tradespeople including , mechanical fitters, riggers, boilermakers, welders, commercial boat skippers, coxswains and crane operators. The company is covered by comprehensive policies and procedures and backed by a large portfolio of past successes.

For more information visit: www.cervanmarine.com