New marine joint venture

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Two Cornish companies are combining their skillsets to provide new solutions for the marine industry.

Naval architect Jack Gifford Marine Design (JGMD) has partnered with high-tech laser scanning company 3DMSI on a number of projects across the world and is now formalising this arrangement by creating a new joint venture.

“Modern laser scanning techniques deliver quality in the form of hydrostatic, stability and structural information,” explained 3DMSI’s managing director, Dr James Jobling-Purser.

“At 3DMSI, we take a pioneering approach to problem-solving through our analysis of 3D geospatial data. By tailoring our skills that were honed in the mining and architectural sectors for the marine industry, we can capture key hull data up to the water line of a craft whilst it is afloat and offer design engineering whilst it is in service, to minimise vessel down-time, which is highly beneficial to the client.”

JGMD managing director Jack Gifford added: “New builds, refits and restorations also benefit from a greater level of design input as a result of the wealth of data that 3DMSI is able to capture through its innovative scanning techniques.

“With our unique tool-box of skills, we can provide key information to clients faster to inform their decision-making; test concepts more efficiently, and develop design elements – such as fixtures, fittings and interior engineering – for any vessel, anywhere.”