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Ulstein Verft has contracted Uptime International to deliver its 30m access solution for the new service operation vessel (SOV) that will operate at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany.
SMST has won a rental contract to install its motion compensated gangway on Olympic Subsea's multipurpose offshore vessel, Olympic Taurus, which will assist during the installation of jacket foundations at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
VOS Stone, Vroon's latest addition to its subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) fleet, will be mobilised with an Ampelmann A-400 gangway system.
Ampelmann will introduce a new balanced gangway system, the S-type, in the first half of 2018, Jan van der Tempel, Ampelmann’s CEO said.
Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) Fairplayer is now installing transition pieces (TPs) at the Arkona offshore wind farm. The vessel was outfitted with an SMST gangway shortly before the works started in early November, according to SMST.
Barge Master’s new gangway system developed in cooperation with Bosch Rexroth offers continuous access for personnel and cargo and has so far performed excellently on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm, Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge Master, said.
Ampelmann has enhanced its E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies.
Ampelmann and Seaqualize have established a partnership to develop a new full scale balanced gangway prototype to be tested offshore.
Offshore engineering and technology company Osbit Ltd has completed its first project for Seajacks with the delivery of a bespoke access system for the company's offshore wind farm installation and maintenance vessel, Seajacks Scylla.
Vroon’s offshore support vessel VOS Start has become the first vessel to feature a new motion compensated gangway launched recently by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth.
Ampelmann has announced the launch of its latest gangway for personnel transfer: the A-type Enhanced Performance (AEP).
Holland-based Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market.
Multi-role platform supply vessel VOS Prime has mobilised an Ampelmann ‛A-type’ gangway system and engaged in walk-to-work operations at the offshore substations on the 600MW Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands, Vroon Offshore Services reports.
Vroon will equip its new walk-to-work vessel VOS Start with a Barge Master Gangway. The Barge Master Gangway incorporates an access tower with an elevator, providing step-less access. The adjustable pedestal provides full flexibility in landing heights, Vroon said. “During the development of the gangway we worked closely together with Vroon,” said Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge […]
Kenz Cranes, a Dutch company specialising in custom made and fit-for-purpose hoisting and lifting equipment, has unveiled a new design for an advanced and multifunctional offshore gangway construction with an X-wing foundation. The design of the fully motion compensated gangway will be used for personnel transfer to wind turbines. The X-wing allows to keep maximum deck space on a vessel […]
By Boy Biemans en Eelko May at Bosch Rexroth Transferring people and cargo at open sea can result in dangerous situations for ships, platforms and crew. To enable safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo from ships to offshore platforms, wind turbines at sea or other ships, Barge Master teamed up with Bosch Rexroth to develop […]
Barge Master's gangway system has been approved in principle with DNV GL certification of offshore gangways for personnel transfer (DNVGL-ST-0358). Next to personnel transfer, the system is also approved as a lifting appliance according to the DNV Standard for Certification 2.22. The Barge Master Gangway is a motion compensation system that enables transfer of personnel […]
Van Oord installed Osbit's P-12R gangway system on the heavy-lift vessel Svanen, which has been initially deployed on the construction of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm and will support offshore wind projects in the Baltic, as well as in the UK. The gangway uses a roller system to allow vertical movement without operator intervention, thus enabling automatic adjustment to tidal conditions. The P-12R access […]
The young offshore wind energy sector is making a far greater use of vessels than the older oil and gas sector ever did. Following the self-elevating crane vessels, or selfpropelled jack platforms with cranes, or Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs), this sector has taken the lead in the development of a second innovative vessel, namely the walk to work vessel. There are people […]
DNV GL has published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of offshore gangway solutions and contribute to predictability and transparency within the industry, DNV GL said. “By addressing a complete set of requirement for materials, strength, safety and functionality as […]
Barge Master has launched its new motion compensated gangway. "While we are already known for our motion compensated lifting, customers asked us to deliver the complete package: one supplier for both cargo and people transfer," said Martijn Koppert, CEO of Barge Master. "Based on the input of a team of industry experts we designed the gangway, taking into […]
Uptime International has entered into three new contracts for motion compensated gangways during summertime. One of the involved companies in this transactions is the Dutch company C-bed. C-bed will mount the gangway inclusive a stepless adjustable pedestal on their new build accommodation vessel “M/S Wind Innovation” which is customized to operate as walk to work […]
Van Aalst Group has introduced a new motion compensated gangway system under the brand name Safeway. Thanks to several innovations, the Safeway gangway bridge makes it possible for vessels to land at a broad range of offshore constructions, varying from small unmanned installations in the Southern North Sea to large offshore production units in the […]
Today, the wind turbine crew transfer is done by jamming the vessel bow against the windmill tower. The UPTIME gangway allows the crew via a motion compensated gangway to transfer safely from the transport vessel to the turbine. The vessel is free to move with the sea, but the gangway is stationary against the tower. […]
Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway has been used during operation at the Borkum West offshore wind farm. To access Borkum West's wind turbines and substation, the 3-axis compensated UPTIME gangway was attached on the Island Crown vessel from Island Offshore. The gangway is 23,4m long and has a height adjustable pedestal. This access system allows the […]
The UPTIME gangway allows the crew via a motion compensated gangway to transfer safely from the transport vessel to the turbine. The vessel is free to move with the sea but the gangway is stationary against the tower. The transport vessel may be equipped with propellers or waterjets, with or without DP, catamaran or single […]