Near Shore Marine Services
With more than 90 years of operation in California, Pitcher has been involved in many geotechnical investigations for dams and levees working in lakes and reservoirs. Using our land-based drills on barges and platforms, Pitcher has the ability to conduct a full geotechnical investigation of submarine soils and sediments. Our team of experienced drillers can handle even the toughest access and environments including working around and over-water. Our drilling & testing equipment can be operated from boats, barges, and vessels of opportunity allowing us to reduce mobilization cost and respond quickly to clients’ needs. These platforms allow for maximum flexibility to suit project conditions and can easily be deployed in most marine settings.
Ports and Harbors: Geotechnical investigations
With the advent of offshore wind and a growing demand on California’s port systems, Pitcher is ready to support expansion and development of ports and harbors. We can move from on-land operations to over-water with the same skilled team and versatile equipment.
From offshore foundation and liquefaction studies, soil sampling and coring, to establishing baseline conditions and determining material quantities for dredging programs; Pitcher can operate in the waterways around ports and harbors, and complete drilling programs in near shore environments.
Lakes and Reservoirs: Drilling with small boats and barges
Pitcher has conducted site investigations using a range of platforms including jack-up boats and barges, sectional barges, and support vessels. Through our parent company, Sealaska, we work closely with CS Marine located in Vallejo, CA. CS Marine is a marine construction company that owns and operates numerous barges at our disposal. In addition, our marine drilling & testing equipment can be operated from vessels of opportunity which allows us to reduce mobilization cost and respond quickly to clients’ needs. These platforms allow for maximum flexibility to suit project conditions and can easily be deployed in most marine settings.
Drilling, Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), seismic testing and various sampling activities can all be accomplished over-water. Please contact our Project Managers for more information on what over-water platforms would be best equipped for your specific project needs.
We’re ready for you
With more than 90 years experience drilling in California and surrounding states, Pitcher Services is your reliable and quality partner. We hope to demonstrate our value through our capable equipment, knowledgeable and experienced personnel and our exceptional safety standards.