Wire Sawing in Plymouth
Plymouth’s heart and soul belong to the sea and high adventure. Being a critically important strategic port and host to a massive leisure boating industry, it’s vital that the harbour and marina facilities are well maintained. They have to be operating for as many days in the year as possible. Having said that, Plymouth’s history as a trading port reaches back to the Middle Iron Age and while the structures aren’t quite that old, some of the buildings, harbour and dockland installations are pretty ancient. Where improvement and rehabilitation are needed, solutions offering the quickest turnaround times have to be found. If general port and harbour operations are to be hindered, it has to be for the shortest time possible. Making alterations to or demolishing existing structures can be tricky. Access is often limited by surrounding installations or by the structure being submerged. Marine and coastal structures are highly reinforced, so demolition of some elements without causing damage to surrounding structures becomes a logistical nightmare.
24-7 Diamond Drilling and Sawing Services are experienced in tricky operations and equipped to deal with them. Where access is limited or we have to cut through highly reinforced concrete beams and pillars, we use wire saws. These wire saws are highly flexible and capable of working in almost any situation, including underwater. The blades on wire saws are long lengths of cable coated with a diamond compound. They can be threaded through walls and behind pillars and over beams. Because the blade can be fairly long, the power supply can be set up some distance from where the cutting has to take place which makes it an infinitely flexible tool.
Plymouth Wire Sawing Case Study
Brief: 24-7 Diamond Drilling & Sawing Services were instructed to carry out works on a long contract within the Plymouth Dockyard, this historical Dockyard is undergoing great change. Wire Saws are used because of their flexibility.
Solution: Diamond Wire Sawing used to structures within the Dockyard, some involving water structures, this very efficient process makes light work on many situations, including very tricky areas to access.