A proven track-record in collecting data in less than half the time of conventional methods.
Creating detailed CAD or ‘deviation map’ outputs which provide our customers with clear results and accurate information.
The ability to use existing hardware can eliminate the need for time-consuming and expensive additional hardware, logistics, personnel and bed space.
3D printing the results can promote effective collaboration and generate accurate plans of action.
Rapid reactions to client requests for scanning.
Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey are the Directors of Viewport3. With over 30 years of subsea and oil and gas experience between them, in both technical and commercial roles, both are well-placed to fully understand the needs of the industry
It’s this first-hand understanding of the subsea sector’s challenges and requirements that drives their passion for the vast capabilities of 3d photogrammetry.
After meeting on the Elevator Business Programme, Richard and Chris partnered to found Viewport3, combining their skillsets and vision to revolutionise the subsea scanning sector.
Chris Harvey, MSc BSc (Hons)
Richard is Aberdeen born and bred, a self-confessed technical geek, who is almost as passionate about automotive technology as he is about photogrammetry.
Richard’s technical career saw him rapidly progress from a trainee technician position to senior engineer over a 14-year period in the subsea control systems environment.
More commercial and customer facing roles followed, before Richard set up his own additive manufacturing business. His extensive experience in additive manufacturing, prototyping and 3d based design saw him carrying out projects for some of Aberdeen’s most high-profile companies.
After hours Richard enjoys motorsport, spending way too much time on an ‘80s sports car, and although he’d never admit it, indulging in his guilty pleasure – the history of science.
Chris Harvey, MSc BSc (Hons)
Shropshire-born Chris’ talent for engineering was spotted when he was still at school. He won a Young Engineers for Britain regional final for his design of an underwater air-powered diver’s torch, which he went on to manufacture for his final year project at Plymouth University.
With his first degree in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing fuelling his enthusiasm for all things subsea, Chris went on to study for a Masters degree in Offshore and Ocean Technology from the prestigious Cranfield University.
A career in the diving industry beckoned, which saw Chris travelling the world as a senior underwater inspection engineer for a multi-national subsea service provider.
After completing his thermal imaging training, Chris undertook thermal imaging for a range of local businesses across the marine vessel, distilling and brewing sectors. It was at this time that he embarked on the Elevator accelerator programme and met Richard, and the rest, as they say, is history.
An award-winning, published photographer, Chris enjoys getting behind the lens in his spare time. He combines this with his other passion – diving – and is an active member of his local diving club in Ellon.
Since firmly establishing our roots in subsea 3D scanning, we have branched out into topside, decom, and even lost WW2 submarines.
In many cases we’ve built up long-term relationships based on mutual trust, reliable collaboration, and high quality, accurate results. Every project delivered on time, saving our clients an estimated total of £10 million to date. We are proud to have worked in every one of the world’s oceans, supporting an array of clients ranging from multinational field operators to service providers, specialist contractors and beyond.