Positioning of ship sections during retrofit

The Challenges

A complete new bow section had to be fitted together with an existing stern section of a dredging vessel. With our Total Station we measured the position of both sections which were located on the slipway at the shipyard.

Based on these measurements we calculated in which direction the sections had to be moved to get them perfectly aligned with each other in as well longitudinal as transverse direction. During the repositioning operation, 3DWorks performed several measurements to check the progress while the sections were forced into the correct position.

After the 2 sections were in position and welded together, one final measurement was performed to confirm that the operation was successful and a “new” nicely aligned ship was created.

Project Description

Year Completed:2015