“Underwater is fascinating” – Get to know our licensed inspector of marine structures

VRT’s team consists of experts from different backgrounds that are eager to make the invisible visible. Earlier, we’ve introduced our measurement team’s work (click here to read), but there are still important chains regarding to VRT’s whole process of revealing the underwater structures.

VRT’s team of analysis performs the structural inspections of underwater structures and analyse the data collected by surveyors. The job of team of analysis is central part of VRT’s services as they observe the structures and the possible structural damage. We interviewed our licensed inspector of marine structures, Henriikka Keskinen, about her job at VRT and know-how regarding to the process of analysis.

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Kicking off or currently working on a construction project?

Are you kicking off a construction project, in which it is relevant to know what lies below water surface? Or are you in the middle of constructing new structures which are lying underwater?

Whether you are a consultant or a constructor, with VRT’s multibeam sonar structure inspections we’re making the invisible visible and assist you in all the phases of a construction project from planning to project management and maintenance.

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Case study: Aiding constructions with VRT’s inspections

VRT assists the owners and managers of underwater structures in all phases of the construction project from planning to project management and maintenance. Cooperating with Jyväskylä Energy Group before their new pipeline installations, VRT collects 3D data and assists Jyväskylä Energia Group to utilise it wisely in building and maintenance.

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Inspections in Action

Prior to the sonar, using divers performing underwater inspections was the most common way, but the founders of VRT found the urge for safer and faster measurement methods. VRT changed the focus from seabed to vertical structures and the measurement method VRT is using today is based on both multibeam sonars and patented inventions. 

We interviewed VRT’s survey engineer Mikael Sundqvist to share some of his ideas about VRT’s measurement process. Here’s what needs to be taken into consideration when our magicians are on the field making the invisible visible.

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Inspections in Action: Case Port of Dover

In 2016 and 2017 VRT performed inspections in one of the busiest ports in the UK, Port of Dover. This port is handling 17% of the UK’s trade in goods, in addition to around 5 million vehicles and 13 million passengers each year. As a part of their asset management program and commitment to maximize the operational life of the assets, the port employed VRT to survey quay wall infrastructure and seabed topography. VRT’s inspections were aiding to locate the need for detailed inspections of these assets. Surveys were divided into parts in order to get first-rate data.

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VP Business Development

Mikko Kolehmainen

+358 50 394 7230
mikko@vrt.fi