DCN International Diving and Marine Contractors
Beginning life in 1957 as the Vriens Diving Company, DCN has steadily grown in its niche market to become a significant global provider of engineered subsea solutions to the marine and energy industries. We operate out of four offices in Abu Dhabi, Qatar,
Ground-breaking welding operations on cracked gas pipeline 27 metres below
DCN International Diving and Marine Contractors recently developed and employed a unique method that made it possible to repair a crack in a 32-inch gas pipeline three times more cheaply than by installing a bypass. Engineers from the Dutch company came up with a completely new application for an existing concept. Thanks to a number of innovative alterations, DCN was able to introduce the method in the Java Sea, where an extremely critical repair could be carried out on a live operational gas pipeline. For the client, the new method meant a saving of millions. DCN director Wim Vriens talked about this remarkable example of underwater innovation.
20 Nov 2015