Successful salvage operations are the result of teamwork; teams of specialists each with their own expertise, working towards the completion of the salvage.

Temporary Works Design (TWD), an associate member of the International Salvage Union, is not a salvage company as such, however we are frequently requested to assist in salvage and recovery projects as a team member within the salvage operation.

Heavy Lift Vessel Rambiz operated by Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV during the salvage operation of the Flinterstar offshore Belgium 

We possess the level of expertise and vast experience necessary to design recovery methodologies, show their viability and design essential structures required to complete the project successfully. Our team members can be present on site during the salvage operation, providing active assistance during the process.

Participation in past salvage operations has included, naval analysis of recovery methods such as lifting, de-ballasting and subsea transportation operations. For the transport of the salvaged vessels back to a port for scrapping or repair we have designed seafastenings, securing the vessel on a barge during the voyage. Other projects needed our expertise on tailored supports for lifting equipment or for additional buoyancy required when a vessel is to be re-floated.

Safety is enhanced by our risk mitigation simulations of operations in advance, to mitigate and sometimes eliminate the risk factor wherever possible. Our fast response and simplicity of design in all of these operations has been an integral part of our performance, resulting in greater efficiency and keeping cost to a minimum.

We deliver marine engineering solutions to situations where earlier marine engineering has failed through human error or mechanical failure.


Take a look at our Services page to learn more about how TWD can assist in your next Salvage project.

Salvage Track Record



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