Verena dives into wastewater

Verena dives into wastewater

In order to perform maintenance on a wastewater basin, Aquafin asked for our help. The employees of the water purification station looked a bit surprised when they realised that it would be Verena who would solve the problem. Stijn and Marie put everything in place...
130 metres of welded seam under water

130 metres of welded seam under water

Our two professional women divers were excited when they heard that Submar had won the contract to lay 130 metres of welding seam on a sheet pile wall in the Port of Zeebrugge. They couldn’t get away from the yard! Marie, with her 4 years of experience as a...
Salvaging a fender in Zeebrugge

Salvaging a fender in Zeebrugge

Due to bad weather, a ship collided with a fender in the outer harbour of Zeebrugge. The fender was damaged severely, luckely the quay wasn’t touched. The rubber blocks, used as shock absorbers, were torn loose, but the safety chains held. The fender was...
A damaged nose!

A damaged nose!

During dredging, the crew noticed that dredged material was lost from the split hopper barge.  SUBMAR was asked to carry out an underwater investigation of the closing mechanism in the barge. About halfway into the hopper, we discovered damage of the closing mechanism...
Deep into a dark tunnel

Deep into a dark tunnel

For several years already, the sheet pile walls of the tunnels of the Schipdonk Canal and the Leopold Canal in Zeebrugge have been treated against corrosion. Both canals are of great importance for the water management from Flanders to France.  Both tunnels run...
Sealing a leak in the Mercator lock

Sealing a leak in the Mercator lock

Between the beautiful historic station building and the neo-gothic St.Peter and Paul church in Ostend lies the Mercator Lock. Tis lock is the only access to the mercator dock and guards the water level over there.  The lock keeper had noticed that the water level in...
Draining the Veurne lock

Draining the Veurne lock

The Corona pandemic did not make things easy for anyone. The draining of the Veurne lock was necessarily delayed due to safety regulations of our authorities. But finally the time had come.The upstream side of the lock had already been sealed off with wooden...
188 interventions and projects

188 interventions and projects

Our first fully operational year is behind us. The number of orders rose steadily until the Corona crisis hit our business. During the first lockdown, our business dropped by almost 50%. After that, we saw a very fast and strong recovery followed by major growth...
VERENA

VERENA

With the vision of giving women an equal chance in this men’s world , we would like to present to you: VERENA. She has been part of our team for a few weeks now and once again we are impressed by the possibilities that a woman in a diving team brings. One more...
Wall thickness measurements in the Scheldt

Wall thickness measurements in the Scheldt

One of our customers is an important petrochemical company in the port of Antwerp. A large part of their supplies and deliveries goes via the Scheldt with ships. A large pipe bridge is connected to a loading and unloading jetty. To be sure of a flawless service, the...