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caisson

A casing or cylinder used to sink shafts into wet or unstable ground,or a watertight structure within which construction is conducted under water. Often used in bridge building;sometimes used in commercial construction.
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Much of the construction material for the project was either locally sourced or brought in from Norway, so apart from the caissons there is no supply link to the EU.
Pipetech's Active Caisson Management solution aims to drive cost efficiencies, whilst maintaining asset integrity throughout the lifecycle of the caisson.
Pipetech, the independent process system integrity specialist, has launched a new Active Caisson Management service following a number of recent projects with North Sea operators.
Target: Chevron/ Gulf of Mexico assets/170 active wells, 70 platforms, 70 caissons and other offshore structures in on the GOM Outer Continental Shelf and in Louisiana state waters
The caissons let ships pass through different water levels between docks and the tidal River Mersey.
I WISH WE HAD THE MAINTENANCE FUNDS TO REPAIR THIS CAISSON RIGHT NOW.
The two caissons counterbalance each other meaning only minimal energy, 4kW hours, is required to rotate the wheel in four minutes--this is roughly equivalent to boiling eight kettles.
Transportation Minister Binali Yyldyrym, who was present during the sinking of the caissons, stated that by mid-2015, the ystanbul-Bursa part of the project will be completed.
2 Cables attached to the platforms and a pulling machine slowly roll the ship to an upright position helped by the weight of the caissons
Hafren claims the caissons could be built in Port Talbot, that the turbines could be assembled in Wales and Bristol, and the nine-year building project could result in 20,000 direct jobs.
Most multi-legged structures can be completed in less than a day with caissons taking less than an hour once the vessel is on location.
Following the consultation with MGB and the architect, the engineering team of DeNardis Engineering designed a new foundation supported by mini caissons with pile caps.