UMX provided dive teams to head the removal and installation of the Dry Tortugas National Park Pier. The Dry Tortugas National Park is located south of Florida approximately 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson, seven islands inclusive of Dry Tortugas Island and the archipelagos’ coral reefs.
The repairs to the pier were successfully completed by UMX. It included the installation of twenty- nine Denso FRP pile jackets; the removal and installation of a 7-pile mooring dolphin fender system, driving of three total fender pile along the mooring point of the pier and one change order for the removal of a derelict vessel which washed ashore. UMX’s teams completed the complex and technical process over a period of 2 months.
Due to the nature and location of the project extreme efforts were used to eliminate any impact on the marine environment, which was critical to the successful completion of the project. Any delays in the process would have had significant impact on the project schedule and cost. The UMX team completed the installation without incident and to the client’s satisfaction.