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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!


Uptime at OTC in Houston 1-4th May 2017

April 12th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime at OTC in Houston 1-4th May 2017)

UPTIME will participate at OTC in Houston 1-4th May in a joint stand with our owner Marine Aluminium.

Please visit us in the Norwegian pavilion at booth # 4326

Uptime at Sea Asia 2017

April 12th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in News - (Comments Off on Uptime at Sea Asia 2017)

UPTIME will be present at Sea Asia 25-27th April 2017 in Singapore

Contact Svein Ove Haugen or Richard Johannesen if you wish to meet with us then.

Proud moments: Uptime 025 working in Nordsee One wind farm

March 28th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home | News - (Comments Off on Proud moments: Uptime 025 working in Nordsee One wind farm)


GC Rieber Shipping’s construction support vessel Polar Queen has started operations with its new charterer, Senvion, supporting turbine commissioning at the 332MW Nordsee One wind farm in the German North Sea.

The photo is showing the first gangway connection with personnel transfer between the vessel and a wind turbine.

Uptime sponsor of Industry leader 2017 award

February 17th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime sponsor of Industry leader 2017 award)


The award was handed over by Uptime International representative Svein Ove Haugen. 


Uptime International as a proud sponsor is pleased to announce that Offshore Support Journal (“OSJ”), a British magazine and organizer of conferences for the offshore services sector, has named CEO Roy Reite winner of the «Industry Leader» award amongst 50 nominated industry leaders world-wide.

David Foxwell, editor of OSJ, said:
“In a downturn, everyone wants to diversify. Some companies manage to do so better than others. VARD, where Roy Reite has been CEO for a number of years, used to obtain most of its business from the offshore vessel market, but since that market slumped it has had to diversify. Led by Mr Reite it has done so more quickly and more effectively than many other yards.

“With strong support from the company’s main shareholder, Fincantieri, Mr Reite and his management team have quickly come to terms with the downturn and struck out in new directions. It is often said that large organizations can be hard to turn around or take in a new direction simply because of their size, and that smaller ones are more ‘nimble’, but VARD has responded at a fast pace, especially for what is actually a large and geographically diverse shipbuilding organization. Other yards in Norway in particular, must envy VARD for its success.

“Mr Reite and his team have plenty of challenges ahead, but they have made a good start to reorienting and restructuring the group as a whole, and with its core market for high-specification offshore vessels showing continued signs of weakness, the group has begun picking up orders from other sectors, such as the cruise ship market. It has also strengthened its expertise and networks in new markets, recording breakthroughs in the aquaculture market.”

On the award, Mr Reite commented:
“This was a very pleasant surprise. I give all credit to our highly adaptable employees in VARD. Together we have developed a broad portfolio of vessels and solutions that have given us new opportunities in new markets. I appreciate the recognition, and I am humbled by the number of talented industry leaders who, together with their teams, have made huge contributions to the industry. With many of them we have had a good and productive cooperation for a number of years.

“VARD has signed contracts for more than 10 billion NOK so far this year: A total of 27 specialized vessels, including one stern trawler, 20 module carrier vessels and six luxury expedition cruise vessels, in addition to barges and solutions to the fishery and aquaculture industry. The order intake also includes conversions and maintenance of vessels, as well as our specialized subsidiaries’ sales of products and services to other players in the market.”

Mr Reite added: “We find ourselves in difficult times, and we know we have demanding times ahead. OSJ presents in its publication a number of companies that have both individually and in cooperation made huge technological leaps. New requirements and opportunities lie ahead; now is the time to manage our expertise right in order to create interesting projects.”

In the publication “OSJ Industry Leaders”, 50 industry leaders from various companies operating within the offshore sector are portrayed. Mr Reite received the award during a conference held by OSJ in London in February 2017.