Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy built the offshore wind farm in Tahkoluoto, Pori, which is the world’s first offshore wind farm designed especially for icy conditions. The offshore wind farm consists of 10 turbines, and VRT Finland was supporting the installation by utilising multibeam sonar inspections and licensed inspectors to verify baseline data. The finalisation of the project by installing the erosion protection of the foundations and the sea cable was also ensured by VRT’s inspections.
Two weeks ago part of VRT’s sales team, Karri Koistinen and Pia Asikainen, packed their bags and flew to Oslo, Norway for Norsk Vann Årskonferansen 2017. This yearly conference is the place to be if you are involved with Norwegian water management; this year the event gathered together almost 300 water industry professionals from all over Norway and few of them also from abroad.
Summer holidays and nightless nights are coming to an end here in the North, which means getting back to the routine and preparing yourself for the fall with a splash of inspiration.
And what would be a better way to get ready for the upcoming season than to get to know the newest breezes and innovations of various industries? We think that’s a great idea! This fall, we’re participating the conferences and exhibitions listed below.
Structural inspections always require exact acts and understanding of structures. And when it’s about underwater structures, the process of structural inspections goes to another level.
The challenge owners and managers of underwater structures face is to create an accurate and broad view of underwater structures. Knowing the conditions of underwater structures aids accurate repair planning, which leads to cost-efficient and extended life cycle of 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.