Uptime International has entered into contract with Ulstein Verft AS for delivery of two active motion compensated gangways.
The walk to work systems will be mounted during first half of 2016 on two new built wind turbine service operation vessels (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte and their affiliate Windea Offshore. This is the first dedicated wind farm vessels with the new ULSTEIN SX175 design with X-STERN & X-BOW from Ulstein Design & Solution.
The vessels will be ready for Siemens charter when both the “Gemini” and “Sandbank” offshore wind projects are scheduled to begin operations. In addition they have also the ability to use the vessels in the nearby “DanTysk” wind farm.
“We have been working hard to develop solutions that reduce costs, increases uptime and safety for wind farms. It is a vote of confidence and gives us a trigger to stretch for even further development when we continue to enter into contracts with forefront and major companies in the renewable industry. It has been made a lot of effort from all involved parties in this Siemens tender and it makes us very pleased that our DnV approved UPTIME 23,4m motion compensated gangway has been chosen as the preferred solution for this wind farms,” says Sales & Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen.