SEEPEX Pumps Help to Salvage Costa Concordia

By Tencarva Machinery Co., February 13, 2015

The shipwreck made the news in 2012 when it struck rocks near Isolo de Giglio and has subsequently been declared a total write off. The salvage operation, the biggest of all time, has involved several steps, the first of which involved securing the ship and building an underwater platform to prevent her from sinking further. It was in this stabilisation phase that SEEPEX pumps were used to pump the grout from a floating platform to a series of specially designed bags which formed the underwater platform.

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