Asset Inspection

Bibby HydroMap provides high-resolution 3D underwater asset inspection services.

Combining a range of marine and terrestrial survey techniques utilising a range of high-specification positioning, marine survey, scanning and photogrammetry equipment, we are able to provide high-resolution imagery of underwater structures, providing a cost-effective substitute for traditional techniques.

Our inshore vessels, such as Eagle, can be equipped with mutlibeam echosounders to measure seabed bathymetry, high-frequency scanning sonar to provide high resolution 3D point cloud data below the waterline, 360 degree camera for detailed photogrammetry and a laser scanner for inspection above the water line. These techniques can aslo be supplemented with UAV based LiDAR, photogrammetry and HD camera in addition to land-based laser scanning.

Sensors can also be deployed from tripods or shore-side cranes where required. 

Data is processed, ananlysed and compiled by specialist surveyors in our head office in Bromborough, with deliverables and timescales tailored to suit individual project needs. 

Key Benefits

  • Provides highly detailed data, removing the need for visual inspection
  • Cost effective
  • Removes any subjectivity in interpretation
  • Allows accurate monitoring of any integrity changes over time
  • Improved site safety in comparison to diving services


Within the port and harbour industry, our work is focused mainly around routine monitoring, damage inspection, and as-built surveying. Our offering is flexible and responsive, and we are comfortable working with various deployment techniques to reduce cost, for example utilising dock-side cranes to deploy the Blueview system.

Inland Waterways

We perform surveys of canals and other inland waterways to provide current information on debris and other hazards in the water column, structural integrity, scour around structures, and volume calculations for dredging, flood risk mapping, as well as positioning of marine structures such as bridges.


Combining both marine and land-based survey techniques, we can offer a complete monitoring and inspection solution both above and below the waterline. Our vessels and equipment are ideally suited to working in shallow water environments, and our flexible and responsive service can react to provide current information following emergency events.

Offshore Renewables

Having provided various survey services to the offshore renewables industry for almost two decades, we are well placed to provide offshore integrity monitoring services using our 24hr vessels Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena. Combining a range of vessel-mounted, subsea and remote technologies, we are able to provide monitoring and inspection services on turbines, offshore substations, array and export cables.

Our core services include the following:

  • Routine monitoring of dock walls, sluices, caissons, lock gates, bridge abutments and other areas of interest;
  • Scour and dredge monitoring;
  • Emergency surveys following storm events or damage;
  • Bridge clearance surveys
  • Post-construction confirmation surveys;
  • Debris surveys;
  • Flood risk mapping and volume calculations;
  • Structural inspections.