The world's most intelligent digital seaport06.08.2018
The world’s most intelligent digital seaport built through Finnish
Port of HaminaKotka to have a unique 3D operating system supplied by the Finnish technology company VRT Finland Oy
Port of HaminaKotka, the biggest universal port in Finland, and technology company VRT Finland Oy from Jyväskylä are setting the trend for the digital revolution taking place in the logistics industry by continuing their co-operation for the building of an intelligent seaport. The Port of HaminaKotka will introduce comprehensively a 3D operating system developed by VRT Finland to intensify the daily operations of the entire port. The Port of HaminaKotka has utilised the VRT BIM 3D online service partially even before this, and the upcoming expansion of the system will render the Port of HaminaKotka one of the first port operators globally to utilise digitalisation comprehensively.
VRT Finland Oy and the Port of HaminaKotka will advance their co-operation in the maintenance of the port area and its structures. This takes place by continuing the use of the VRT BIM 3D online system comprehensively in the functions of the entire port. VRT specialised in multibeam sonar underwater inspections of structures and in the management of 3D data is the first company to have developed a browser-based online service, VRT BIM, for the easy management and utilisation of 3D data. The system enables the efficient saving, comparison, sharing and intelligent utilisation of 3D materials in the everyday operations and maintenance of the port. What is particularly important for the Port of HaminaKotka in the online system is the concentration of data in one place in order to intensify the operations. The comparison of materials compiled of the same item enables the anticipation of repair and maintenance projects and their smooth execution.
“VRT has been utilising its 3D measuring and data model expertise innovatively for quite some time now. Our strength is the understanding of the entire 3D production chain from data compilation to reporting. As a result of the efforts of our highly skilled programmers, we have been able to devise a solution that is easy to use and serves especially the owner of the structures in life cycle management,” says Kirsi Hänninen, CEO of VRT.
The co-operation between VRT and the Port of HaminaKotka began in 2016, when VRT inspected underwater structures of the port areas of HaminaKotka and delivered the 3D inspection material by means of the VRT BIM online service. VRT BIM responded to the needs of the Port of HaminaKotka with its ease of use and efficiency. For this reason, there was a distinct possibility for the continued use of the system in the intensification of the functions of the entire port. During the current co-operation project, the underwater material compiled earlier will be integrated with the superterranean parts of the port area as 3D materials, whereby digital access to the entire port area can be enabled via the online system.
VRT BIM also works as a mobile solution and without separate software installations, replacing several different programs in a single solution. In the co-operation project between VRT and the Port of HaminaKotka, additional features tailored to the operations of the port will also be developed in the 3D system. These provide further efficiency to the needs of maintenance, communication and daily functions. Both the Port of HaminaKotka and VRT are pioneers in their industries respectively, and will consolidate their position even further through their co-operation.
“The best outcome is always reached in good co-operation, listening to the customer. The Port of HaminaKotka is an excellent partner for VRT, because the port wishes to exploit the opportunities offered by modern technology in an open-minded manner and be a trailblazer in its industry in Europe,” Kirsi Hänninen says.
“We are convinced of the clarity and easy use of the system,” says Saana Vuorinen, Maintenance Manager of Port of HaminaKotka.
“The pinpointing of the failure locations, reporting and the finding of items requiring repair are facilitated, and at the same time communications between the stakeholders is improved. Even though the system serves particularly well our operative functions, it also contains functions that benefit the entire organisation. The system will become a good tool for our everyday operations,” Saana Vuorinen sums up.