Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth Showcase New Gangway

Holland-based Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market.

After numerous simulations and virtual tests, the first actually manufactured gangway is currently being tested onshore at the Bosch Rexroth facilities in Boxtel, the Netherlands.

In June, the location was transformed into a presentation area, where the visitors were informed about the partnership between the two companies, and allowed to have a close look at the complex technology on the demonstrated gangway.

Soon, the gangway will be installed on Vroon’s offshore support vessel VOS Start which will be used to transport technical personnel to offshore wind turbines.

“Our solution is a unique wave-motion compensating gangway, intended for the safe transfer of people and loads from ship to, for example, offshore wind turbines or oil platforms,” said Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge Master.

“The gangway that is presented here today, will be mounted on a pedestal which holds an integrated elevator, used to transport both people and pallet trolleys from ship deck and levels below, to the level of the gangway – which can be literally at any height.”

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