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Viewport3 marks remote 3D scanning service boosts

Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists Viewport3 said it has seen record uptake of its new service offering.

After the recent launch of its new remote data capture service, the company secured four contracts valued at £100,000.

Split between existing and new clients, these contracts have an international spread.

Specifically, Viewport3 team will be working remotely on projects based in Norway, the Mediterranean, the UKCS and the US.

The remote scanning service integrates Viewport3’s data-collection expertise with bespoke software to collect and process 3D data.

The technique guides divers and ROV personnel for the task along with remote support.

This allows them to collect the data and also submit to Viewport3 for processing and analysis.

Co-director of Viewport3, Richard Drennan, said: “We’ve been developing and refining this system for a number of years now, but for obvious reasons it is proving an extremely valuable tool for our customers at the moment.

“We can often use cameras that are currently fitted to the ROV, or which divers have otherwise readily available.

“The volume and quality of the information we can retrieve remotely can save our customers multiple offshore campaign days and streamline future inspection tasks.”

Co-director, Chris Harvey added: “Our remote scanning process is proving to be a life-line for the industry.

“It enables our customers to continue with safety and business-critical maintenance operations, despite the travel restrictions imposed as part of the global lockdown.

“There are many instances where this service can answer questions clearly and promote increased understanding of technical challenges.”

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