Underwater Engineering Services, Inc. (UESI) and its parent company Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. initiated specific Coronavirus Mitigation Guidelines as it became clear that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was spreading rapidly. We immediately took steps to curtail travel when possible and instituted internal protocols for surface transfer mitigation. As the outbreak continues to develop, UESI has enforced Social Distancing Protocols including work from home programs and staged staffing in office spaces to create distance between our employees. Additional travel guidelines and employee isolation guidelines have also been initiated.
UESI remains fully functional and is focused on keeping our staff, customers, and vendors safe and healthy. The nature of our work dictates that we continue to dispatch crews to support our customers who provide “essential” or “life sustaining” services such as electric power generation. Currently we are supporting critical maintenance work at several nuclear power plants, a large project required to ensure the viability of the distribution grid for a major utility, and numerous smaller projects related to essential infrastructure. In each case, we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our personnel as well as our customers and other support contractors.