Visual access to ships sailing miles away

Installing new equipment in an already dense environment such as the ship engine room and repair, retrofit activities (eg. ballast water treatment) in the naval sector have much to gain by applying 3D laser scanning and digital documentation techniques.

viin utilizes custom project management methods tailored to the special needs of the marine industry that bind our ways for rapid data capture together with our integrated software solutions. We can offer a quick-and-easy, low cost and most importantly remote access to the ship configuration that will enable decision makers to process information at any time during the project, without stepping a foot on the deck.

Our range of services destined for the Marine Industry

3D Laser Scanning

Shipping firms and marine engineering teams can take advantage of laser scanning workflows and cut the time needed for refit design in a fraction of what traditional surveying and measuring procedures would require. viin carries decades of expertise in the management and execution of digital documentation projects and has been employing laser scanning technologies to meet the needs of the industrial sector. We bring together the latest hardware, exceptional on-site performance and optimized post-processing techniques in such a way that even in the most complicated geometries and restricted environments we can ensure benchmark quality outputs.

Industrial Virtual Tours

Combining Plantview, our software platform together with our hardware solutions for rapid data capture we are able to offer services that range from asset documentation for navigational purposes to a whole new take on the way project visualization is made in the marine industry.

HDR panorama imagery ranging from 50 megapixels up to several gigapixels can be utilized as a cost-effective documentation solution during all phases of a project. Engineers can quickly share information based on what they see. The surroundings can be re-enacted with exceptionally high detail, bringing in a whole new level of virtual access to the ship.

During design reviews, virtual tours that combine HDR panorama photography, 3D point cloud data and 3D models can be used for measuring distances and sizes in the virtual facility in order to provide a detailed and actionable monitoring of the prospective fit of new equipment.

Distances and sizes, this way offering a detailed overview for the placement of new equipment.

3D Modeling, 2D CAD Drawings, Building Information Modeling (BIM)

3D Laser Scanning is the fastest and most efficient way to produce AS-Built documentation. Using existing point cloud data, by prioritizing accuracy, completion time and cost efficiency, we can produce high quality 3D models at any level of detail and intelligence, from piping and layout plans to isometrics, MTO/BOM and equipment volume occupation.

We deliver models for all major design platforms like PDS, PDMS, Smartplant 3D, Autocad, Microstation and we can flexibly adjust our offerings depending on the scope of the project.

Deformation Monitoring and Analysis

Modern reverse engineering and 3D visualization methods can examine and document the dimensional, volumetric and geometrical deviations between as designed and as built for equipment, pipes or steel structures.

Using extensive documenting techniques such as 3D deviation analysis, planar deviation analysis, section comparison or deformation analysis, we can produce insightful documentation to support the decision making process on whether or not corrective interventions need to be made.

3D Walkthroughs - Clash Detection

As-built 3D data can be employed for a series of simulation applications reducing project execution risks, better visualization and support for off-site prefabrication thus leaving space for more accurate project planning. 3D walkthroughs that incorporate both 'As-built' point cloud data and 3D models of future structures, during design phases, can reveal interferences and incompatibilities. Design reviews can in this way be based on real-world dimensional data.

What we assist in, is ascertaining that any possible interference in your configuration can be foreseen before it becomes an issue and most of all, before it becomes an unexpected cost.


Accurate isometric drawings are of strategic importance both for asset management in the long term as it is for the actual day to day operations. 3D Laserscanning data along with specialized software tools, can be used for the extraction of As-Built and intelligent isometric drawings.