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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
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.
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 International ended an all time high 2016 signing two new contracts for walk to work systems.The units ensure safe transfer of personell and cargo in rough weather conditions.
Østensjø Rederi purchased a Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway that was installed late 2016 on their multipurpose supply vessel “Edda Fjord”, already working in the walk to work market.
Second delivery is contracted with GC Rieber and will also be a Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway, to be installed on their vessel “Polar Queen”. “Polar Queen” has been awarded a contract with Senvion to work in Nordsee One wind farm, supporting turbine commissioning.
“2016 was an active year for Uptime International, presenting several new products and walk to work solutions. In 2016 we went from being a gangway provider to be a total provider of offshore logistic solutions for personnel and cargo in offshore wind and offshore oil & gas market.
Uptime has a large range of standalone and integrated solutions for sale or rent.
In 2017 we will present several new innovative products and solutions, as well as evolution of existing products” says Sales & Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen
“During the last year several shipowners have entered into the walk-to-work market, especially in offshore wind. Our experience from 40 years of gangway installations and our capacity for attractive financial arrangements with our customers, as affordable sales, leasing, or rent, make us a preferred partner in a capital intensive business”, says CEO Bjørnar Huse
Uptime rental stock consist of the following range of gangways: 8m, 12m, 15m, 23,4m, 26m and 42,5m walk to work gangways.
The first rental contract for a Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway was set up with Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik Offshore, whosevessel “Acergy Viking” was awarded a 9 month contract with Siemens Wind Power
Uptime has also contracted a 23,4m AMC gangway with Solstad Offshore, having been awarded a 23 month + option contract using the “Rem Installer” for Dong Energy Wind Power. “Rem Installer” will be renamed to “Normand Jarl” and will be working at Gode Wind I, Gode Wind II and Borkum Riffgrund, starting March 2017.
“Our customers told us that there was a demand for Uptime rental units and we are very pleased that we now are able to offer a wide range of gangways including pedestals and stairtowers if needed. The range of gangways are prepared for oil & gas and the wind industry with no need of modification. Our stock of gangways is located in Norway at the moment, but we are considering other locations” says Sales & Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen
We are proud over the fact that a lot of the recent offshore wind vessels now use our 23,4m gangway. The current status is that 7 vessels are active in the German Bight and UK area. A few vessels are in port and others are in other ports worldwide.
See the below from MarineTraffic.com this morning: