In the last few years, numerous news and trade publications have reported an increasing deficit of skilled laborers in the US. Like other trades, commercial diving relies on a highly trained and skilled labor force. You might expect Global to be experiencing a similar labor shortage and a lack of younger divers entering the trade, … Continue reading Global’s Divers Bring Skill, Expertise and Value to Every Project
Category: Marine Construction
Construction work and diving are two inherently dangerous professions by themselves, and when they’re combined on a job site the risk for injury or incident goes up. Teamwork, trust, and awareness are crucial to staying safe on the job. That’s why everyone at Global is trained in our TEAM principles – Together Everyone Achieves More. … Continue reading Global’s TEAM Principles Stand out in Alaska Anode Project
October 25, 2016 Once a year, we take a moment to recognize a single Global employee who best represents the “Global spirit” by their willingness to shoulder the load. We are pleased to announce the 2015 winner is Renee Gowdy, our Estimating Group Manager in the Marine Construction division. On her nomination, it noted that … Continue reading Renee Gowdy Receives Global’s Yoke Award
October 17th, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has surpassed a major industry milestone; performing 10,000 successful dives on a single project at Olmsted Locks & Dam in Illinois. Tom Cameron, a long-time diver with Global, performed the 10,000th dive. Wade Miller, Marine Construction Manager with AECOM for the Olmsted Dam Project, said, “The Global … Continue reading Global Achieves 10,000 Dives on a Single Project
October 3, 2016 Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has received Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value award. This award recognizes Tesoro’s service providers for significant improvements in working with and creating value for Tesoro and its key stakeholders. Global was one of 13 service providers recognized by Tesoro amongst their wide-ranging supplier network. Specifically, Global was recognized … Continue reading Global Receives Tesoro’s 2016 Shared Value Award
OceanGate Inc.,a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial,research and military applications,announced a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc.,a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. The collaboration will provide government and commercial clients with a broad array of technology,experience and expertise to address subsea missions in challenging marine environments. This innovative sales agreement will expand market opportunities for both companies. Global Diving & Salvage and OceanGate will work together on specific projects using a combination of saturation divers,manned submersibles,traditional Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs),and manned submersible fly-away ROV vehicles to support salvage,recovery and subsea assessments. The companies will focus on projects that include potentially polluting wrecks,salvage operations,restoration,surveys and inspections to help improve safety and cost efficiencies.
“OceanGate’s expertise with underwater vehicles and manned submersibles in particular,is exactly the kind of solution we believe could increase our rate of delivering safe and efficient services to our clients,especially in the areas of potentially polluting wrecks and difficult salvage operations. We look forward to building this new business line together and moving the industry to a new level of performance,” said Devon Grennan,CEO of Global Diving & Salvage.
“Global Diving has an incredible reputation in the subsea market for delivering outstanding services for salvage,oil and gas,and first responder operations,” said Stockton Rush,CEO of OceanGate Inc. “The markets in which Global Diving has traction are areas where we feel manned submersibles could provide considerable value. Devon and his team see the potential benefits of manned submersibles in developing specific use-cases for various subsea operations and new,enhanced solutions for their client base.”
Under the agreement,both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other’s services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate’s exclusive manned diving and salvage partner,and OceanGate will be the sole supplier to Global Diving & Salvage of manned submersible solutions. The agreement covers the East and West coasts of the United States,Alaska and Hawaii,and the Gulf of Mexico.
Devon Grennan, President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. spoke with Seattle Business Magazine about marine construction, casualty response and how a simple commercial diving business has grown into the largest diving contractor on the West Coast. Deep down, Global Diving & Salvage knows what it’s doing
Global was called in to perform underwater repairs at Horse Mesa Dam outside Phoenix, AZ. The project involved repairing and improving an intake that had failed on a turbine. The team used saturation diving techniques, working around the clock to make the necessary repairs and get the unit back on line.
David DeVilbiss, Global’s VP of Marine Casualty Response, talks with Pacific Maritime Magazine about how salvage operators are finding new ways to utilize technology in their projects. Picking Up the Pieces
Rick comes to Global with over 30 years of experience as a Commercial Diver,Project Manager and successful business owner. In his new role,Rick will provide oversight and management of marine construction projects as well as support the development of new opportunities within the Marine Construction service line.