Early availability of detailed and accurate 3D surveys from laser scan data enables shipyards and Shipowners to be ahead of the game, planning the project, designing the refit, and procuring materials ready to begin work as soon as the vessel reaches the repair dock. The use of scanning helps shorten time out of service.
Vessel Type - Detailed: Bulk Carrier
Gross Tonnage: 44336
DWT Summer: 81354 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 229 x 32 m
There is a strong case for making laser surveying of an entire vessel an integral aspect of its lifecycle management. This applies in particular to smaller fleets, where having a single vessel out of service has a great impact on the whole, and is particularly relevant for yards involved in maintenance and repair contracts impacts for naval and naval support ships. 3D laser scan surveys help to reverse-engineer intelligent and accurate 3D models, rapidly and at low cost. Equipped with the 3D scans, refits, and conversions will be more efficient benefiting not only the shipowner but also the shipyard.
Laser scanners are also extremely useful during ship inspections as they can be used to quickly and easily prepare 360-degree images and detailed maps of scanning positions, which can then be stored in a vessel's inventory library for use by anyone. In summation, laser scanning is a quick, easy, and extremely accurate tool for both everyday ship management purposes and retrofitting projects.