History

Since 1977, HYDROKARST specialises in rope access, underwater and confined area work. The group was established by speleologists and cave divers from Grenoble. Today, over 200 employees work at the Sassenage head office in Isère, France and abroad. HYDROKARST is a renowned national and international firm which stands out by its experience, its highly professional commitment and excellence in three distinct, yet complementary access methods. Together, these factors enable Hydrokarst to deliver high-quality solutions in full observance of health and safety regulations.

Key dates :

  • » 1977: Business established following the drought of 1976, to analyse water catchment in karst landscapes
  • » 1990: Diversification into three sectors of work: underwater, rope access and confined areas
  • » 1996: Hydrokarst Indian Ocean established on Reunion Island
  • » 1998: Acquisition of a ULIS saturation diving system from Comex Pro
  • » 2003: Hydrokarst South
  • » 2004: Hydrokarst Gabon
  • » 2009: Hydrokarst Algeria
  • » 2010: Hydrokarst Oil & Gas Training in Gabon
  • » 2013: Hydrokarst India & Hydrokarst Mozambique
  • » 2014: Hydrokarst Hong Kong
  • » 2015: Acquisition of SDEM Hydro, specialists in hydromechanical work
  • » 2016: Hydrokarst Switzerland
  • » 2016: Battakarst, specialising in robotics
  • » 2016: Acquisition of SAM Hydro, specialists in instrumentation