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Bibby WaveMaster 1 Hits W2W Milestone at Galloper OWF

October 26th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Bibby WaveMaster 1 Hits W2W Milestone at Galloper OWF)

Bibby WaveMaster 1 has completed over 200 personnel walk-to-work (W2W) transfers while serving at the Galloper offshore wind farm.

After Damen delivered the vessel to its owner Bibby Marine Services in August, Bibby WaveMaster 1 was hired by James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) to support the construction of the Galloper offshore wind farm.

Around mid-September, the vessel departed from Harwich to work on the 336MW UK offshore wind farm.

Mark Whitehead, Commercial Manager at Bibby Marine Services, said: “It is fantastic that in just a few weeks we have hit this milestone. Our vessel gives personnel a completely step-less walk-to-work. Their jobs are hard enough without asking them to lug themselves and kit up flights of stairs, on the WaveMaster 1 we have taken care of that for them providing a lift and warehouse support with powered trolleys.”

Under the contract with JFMS, Bibby WaveMaster 1 is chartered for a three-month period with options to extend to support the offshore commissioning phase.

This news article was shared from offshoreWIND.biz 

Press release: Uptime International achieves world first Statoil TRL7 proven technology approval for motion compensated gangways.

October 12th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway 23,4 | Home | News - (Comments Off on Press release: Uptime International achieves world first Statoil TRL7 proven technology approval for motion compensated gangways.)

TRL 7 is Statoil’s highest technology readiness level. This was achieved for the Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway.During the approval, the gangway was mounted on Island Offshore’s vessel “Island Crown” during a walk to work charter for Statoil. The charter was to perform hook-up and commissioning of the unmanned wellhead platform “Oseberg H” for the “Oseberg Vestflanken 2 development”.

Use of unmanned wellhead platforms is a new concept on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Island Offshore started this walk to work charter at “Oseberg H” with the vessel “Island Crown” in August 2017 and completed in October 2017. During the charter “Island Crown” connected to “Oseberg H” by the Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway, for continuous open access and evacuation means for personnel on the installation.

“We always strive to reach the highest possible level of safety for our Uptime product. This is a vote of confidence and encourages our employees to keep working hard. We achieved the highest readiness level from Statoil as the first gangway provider in the world, based on our 39 year experience in the offshore walk-to-work sector”, says Sales and Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen

FACTS OSEBERG VESTFLANKEN 2:

  • Oseberg Vestflanken 2 is the first of three planned phases for developing the remaining reserves in the Oseberg area.
  • The licensees are: Statoil (operator) (49.3%), Petoro (33.6%), Total (14.7%) and ConocoPhillips (2.4%).
  • Location: In the North Sea, around 8 kilometres northwest of the Oseberg Field Centre.
  • Water depth: Around 110 metres.
  • Estimated life: Until 2040.
  • Development: Unmanned and remote-controlled wellhead platform. Two subsea wells to be drilled from existing subsea templates willbe included in the project. All wells will be drilled by a jackup Cat-J drilling rig.

Bibby Wavemaster 1 seatrial for Total

October 4th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Bibby Wavemaster 1 seatrial for Total)

Uptime – Proud moments

Uptime at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam)

Uptime will participate at Offshore Energy 2017 in Amsterdam 9-11th October.
Please visit us at stand no. 1.150 in hall 1

 

UPTIME at Nexttech 17

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by bh in Gangway | Home | News - (Comments Off on UPTIME at Nexttech 17)

Getting ideas and insight for the next iteration control system. IoT, automation and object recognition is coming!

Fleet at work

September 15th, 2017 | Posted by bh in Gangway 23,4 | Home | News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Fleet at work)

Many vessels with UPTIME gangways are at work in the southern North Sea, in addition 4 other vessels are outside this screenshot and 4 are in other regions around the world.
For the group, the total is probably 10 times what we see here:

Bibby Wavemaster 1 delivered

August 15th, 2017 | Posted by bh in Gangway 23,4 | Home | News - (Comments Off on Bibby Wavemaster 1 delivered)

We happy to inform you that on August 15-2017, Bibby has taken proud ownership of her first ASV9020, Bibby WaveMaster 1.

Departure from the Galati Shipyard is August 17 and her maiden port of call will be Rotterdam, with a scheduled arrival of September 1, where she will be named and readied for her first job.
Attached pictures show that she is a truly beautiful vessel, and we thank Damen and Bibby for selecting UPTIME to deliver the gangway and adjustable height pedestal for this vessel.

We wish the vessel, owner and crew good fortune!

Uptime International announces new contract for walk to work gangway.

July 13th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime International announces new contract for walk to work gangway.)

Uptime International has entered into a contract with Cemre Marin Endüstri A.S. for delivery of a full Uptime access solution. Cemre Shipyard in Turkey will integrate the delivery in the new wind farm Service Operation Vessel(SOV) they are building for the French vessel owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs(LDA) to be delivered in 2018.

The Uptime delivery consists of an active motion compensated gangway and an adjustable pedestal integrated towards the elevator tower in the new SOV design from Salt Ship Design, all this to take care of personnel and cargo transfer from vessel warehouse up to and through the gangway to the TP.

 

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs vessel designed of Salt Ship design with Uptime w2w system

The new LDA SOV will operate for Dong Energy Wind Power AS on four wind farms off the German coast (Borkum Riffgrund 1&2, Gode Wind 1&2) and will enable the maintenance of wind turbines by windfarm technicians.

 

“For Uptime it was strategically important to enter the French market and we are honoured and humble to be chosen as the preferred gangway supplier.

Taken in mind that main focus from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Salt Ship design for this vessel was to develop a unique purpose driven SOV with enhanced operability and efficient logistics gives us confidence in own products and strength to further evolution and development ” says Sales & Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen

Normand Jarl working for Dong Energy

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Gangway 23,4 | Home | News - (Comments Off on Normand Jarl working for Dong Energy)

Vessel Normand Jarl from Solstad Offshore working in Gode Wind 2 Windfarm for Dong Energy

Photo: Jetmund Fure Grøtting / Solstad Offshore

Photo: Jetmund Fure Grøtting / Solstad Offshore

Please contact us if you want to rent the same setup.

UPTIME participates at US Offshore Wind

May 6th, 2017 | Posted by bh in Home | News - (Comments Off on UPTIME participates at US Offshore Wind)

UPTIME participates at US Offshore Wind @ Long Island 8-9 May.

Come see us for an update on our gangways and related products, or just a chat about the market and our plans for the future!