How to reduce the risks of diving inspections?

Underwater structures aren’t visible to us in day to day life, so they must be inspected regularly to ensure safety and proper function. Often it means diving. Diving is always risky, especially if you do not know what lies beneath the surface. Minimise the risks (and costs) by reducing the need for diving and by being better informed, when you must send a diver to inspect or repair.

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Quick Guide: Underwater Inspection Process

Traditionally, underwater inspections can be thought as projects, which include an on-site inspection and the transfer of survey data to the customer through a tool selected by the surveyor. However, this means that the collected data still needs to be post-processed, analyzed and utilized – possibly all of these phases going through a different partner.

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Underwater survey with customer-friendliness: ABP South Wales

ABP South Wales consists of five ports which play an important role in the economy of UK handling more than 12 million tons of cargo every year. We performed inspections in three ports – Swansea, Cardiff and Newport – as a part of ABP South Wales’ asset management of port structures.

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Underwater inspections for offshore wind farm

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.

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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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