The port authority and the Jyväskylä-based company have signed a contract under which the two will jointly work towards building a smart digital port with the use of 3D inspection technology.
The two began cooperating in 2016 when VRT Finland surveyed the underwater structures of HaminaKotka's port areas and provided the 3D inspection data via the VRT BIM online service. Now, VRT will do the same with the terrestrial parts.
The port authority intends to use the data to streamline its day-to-day operations, including communications, as well as to improve maintenance of the harbour areas and above the water structures. Specifically, VRT BIM will enable the comparison of inspection data collected from the same location, which is to facilitate the predictive planning and execution of repair and maintenance projects.
"Our strength is the understanding of the entire 3D production chain from collecting data to reporting. As a result of our outstanding programmers, we have succeeded in creating a solution that is easy to use and especially serves the owners of structures in life-cycle management," Kirsi Hänninen CEO, VRT Finland, said.
Saana Vuorinen, Maintenance Manager, the Port of HaminaKotka, added, "Locating and reporting damages as well as finding possible repair needs is easier, while communication with stakeholders is improved. Although VRT BIM is a great tool especially for operational activities of our port, it has plenty of features that are useful for the whole organization. The operating system will be an important part of our daily operations."
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