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Viewport3 awarded pre-removal scanning contracts

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Aberdeen-based subsea 3d scanning company Viewport3 is entering the decommissioning market after securing two pre-removal scanning contracts with a combined value of £100 000.

The contract scopes will see the company providing two North Sea operators with the intelligence they need to make decisions about the removal of items from the seabed, reduce ad-hoc engineering and minimise time spent offshore.

Richard Drennan, one of the co-founders and directors of Viewport3, said: “We have always believed in securing a better and more accurate way of handling the decom practice. It’s important to understand that small misconceptions surrounding the condition of underwater hardware can cost the industry millions of pounds, not least through significant delays and interruptions.”

“By investing in reliable scan data, we can ensure the retrieval of subsea equipment is completed successfully. There is little room for uncertainty, and we feel passionate about providing the data needed to achieve smooth running operations. Collecting 3D geometry from seabed hardware prior to launching decom operations is a must, understanding the precise details offers great benefit compared to going in blind.”

Drennan added: “With increased accuracy, comes increased confidence and we are looking forward to starting work on these projects before the end of the year.”

Viewport3 recently became members of Decom North Sea, a partnership organisation working to enhance knowledge transfer and facilitate collaborative activities to deliver 'innovative models' that minimise decommissioning costs, ensuring best value for taxpayers and maximising business potential for its member companies.

John Warrender, CEO of Decom North Sea, said: “We would like to welcome ViewPort3 into our community of practice and look forward to assisting one of our newest members in delivering its technology and skills to a new market."

Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/offshore-and-subsea/04112019/viewport3-awarded-pre-removal-scanning-contracts/

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