Salvage and wreck removal

In marine salvage and wreck removal operations, the complexity, operational and environmental requirements call for a multidisciplinary approach. Deltares understands this and provides specialist knowledge in areas like geotechnical and coastal engineering, morphology, dredging, metocean and eco-engineering.


Deltares offers independent specialist advice to its clients from the moment a casualty takes place to the successful completion of the operation. Deltares has a proven track-record and broad experience in this field and is an established expert partner in the salvage and wreck removal industry worldwide.

Expertise and services on salvage and wreck removal

  • Geotechnical and coastal morphology studies/modelling
  • Environmental impact assessment studies
  • Dredging techniques and offshore operations
  • Horizontal directional drilling
  • Wreck stability studies
  • Engineering data acquisition and evaluation support
  • Risk management & assessment
  • Onsite support
  • Dispute and arbitration support