Worlds first walk to work motion compensated gangway – contract signed 21. June 1979
Marine Aluminium / Uptime International built our first offshore walk to work gangway in 1979.
There will be several posts from our history, arrangements and contests throughout 2019 to celebrate our 40-year anniversary. Please follow us on our homepage, LinkedIn or facebook to join our celebration.
Uptime 40 year anniversary logo
Marine Aluminium and Uptime International have developed and delivered motion compensated gangways since 1979.
All this thanks to our valued staff, reliable suppliers, customers appreciating quality products and lots of support from family and friends.
We are proud and humble to announce that we in our 40th anniversary year are nominated for the Offshore Support Journal award: “Offshore Renewables Award 2019”
“Uptime have delivered gangways since 1979 and has developed a next generation 30m gangway. Features include: autonomous landing, autonomous trolley transfer and 4 ton crane function. These capabilities significantly increase operability and safety and simulations show that an SOV with a 30m gangway can do safe transfers in up to 5m Hs. The gangway will be installed on a new Bernhard Schulte Offshore vessel being chartered by General Electric. The Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper, chartered by Equinor, will also have the new gangway installed.”
We will highly appreciate it if you can consider our nomination against our two competitors and vote for the one that you think deserve this prize.
Link to vote:
Link to OSJ homepage with awards: https://www.osjconference.com/awards.htm
Uptime International has entered into a contract with Ulstein Verft for delivery of an Uptime 30m access solution. Ulstein Verft will integrate the delivery in the new wind farm Service Operation Vessel(SOV) developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions that they are building for German based Bernhard Schulte to be delivered in 2020.
The Uptime delivery consists of a new designed active motion compensated gangway and an adjustable pedestal integration which will be mounted towards the elevator tower in the new Ulstein SX 195 SOV design type. The Interaction between gangway and vessel will enable personnel and cargo transfer through the gangway in addition to the gangway also being used as a crane.
The new Bernhard Schulte Offshore vessel will support maintenance work of GE Renewable Energy at the German wind farm Merkur Offshore. The total capacity of 396MW in Merkur will produce enough power for almost half a million homes.
“We are proud, honoured and humble to be chosen again as the preferred access system provider. Our Uptime 23,4m have been the bench mark gangway in the wind industry for years and together with our new autonomous 30m gangway should the Uptime gangway family be ready for and cover whatever project that comes up in the wind industry” says Sales & Marketing Manager Svein Ove Haugen.
“Our new developed autonomous 30m gangway have new features as autolanding, crane function, operator in the wheelhouse and more. This gangway will be a game changer increasing workability and safety at a lower cost” says Sales and Business Development Director Bjørnar Huse
Uptime 30m autonomous gangway
During Tuesdays offshore wind journal conference Uptime presented first insight on our new 30m autonomous gangway design.
This next generation gangway is designed for both wind industry and Oil & gas and will ensure safe access and increased workability. (photo: Riviera Maritime Media)