VRT has studied the condition of Finnish waterways together with The Finnish transport agency (FTA), since 2012. FTA has been a pioneer in using sonar inspection to facilitate asset management of underwater structures, and the results from VRT are used to schedule future inspection, plan maintenance regimes and reduce the risk related to waterways traffic.
VRT performed a underwater survey comprising 6-km of quay walls and more than 3-km of breakwater in Denmark’s largest container Port, Port of Aarhus. The fieldwork of inspecting underwater structures lasted for five working days and the end-result will enable the port to proactively prevent damage and failure in the future.
VRT's field team performed an all-encompassing underwater survey of the Port of Bodø in Northern Norway. Completed in only two working days, the inspection included more than 2-km of quay walls. On the basis of the inspection, Port of Bodø are now planning repair work and development plans of of their port.
VRT surveyed 10-km of underwater pipelines for Finnish electricity, water and district heat provider Jyväskylä Energy Group. Lasting for four working days, the inspection provides an accurate map of the location and condition of the pipes as well as facilitates future repair work and investments into the network.
A 15-km quay wall inspection utilising VRTs sonar 3D imaging technology for one of Europe's largest inland port operator. And a recent inspection to understand the changes in the underwater assets as well as to ensure sufficient navigational depth.
In 2016 as part of ongoing asset management programme and commitment to maximising the operational life of its assets the Port of Dover employed VRT to survey over 3km of quay wall infrastructure and seabed topography to aid in the detailed inspection of these assets.