Busy autumn for UPTIME gangways worldwide

November 15th, 2018 | Posted by bh in Home | News - (Comments Off on Busy autumn for UPTIME gangways worldwide)

UPTIME has delivered over 120 gangways worldwide, most are still active. Currently the EU activity looks like this; monohulls in green and floatels in blue (realtime picture from Marinetraffic 0930 today):

Two new contracts for walk to work gangways.

November 3rd, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Two new contracts for walk to work gangways.)

Uptime International has entered into two new contracts with Norwegian based Island Offshore.

Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper with Uptime 30m amc gangway

First delivery contains of a rental agreement of an Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway for a 7month period, starting 1stApril 2019.

Second delivery contains purchase of an Uptime 30m active motion compensated gangway with autonomous landing. This gangway is contracted to be a 2020 delivery.

Island Offshore have been awarded a three-year contract with Equinor and will use contracted Uptime gangways on the vessel Island Clipper for this charter.

Press release from Island offshore:Link

“It makes us proud and humble when we win contracts like this in a tough market. We have delivered 25 units of our 23,4m amc gangway making it very proven and this will be our 2ndcontracted 30m gangway that many describe as a next generation gangway due to technical solutions as patented autonomous landing system, operator in the wheelhouse and more. This contract states that our range of gangways are very compatible for both the wind industry and Oil and Gas where these gangways are going to be used in” says Sales & Marketing Manager Svein Ove Haugen.  

Successful vessel to vessel transfers

October 22nd, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway 6-15 | Home | News - (Comments Off on Successful vessel to vessel transfers)

UPTIME 15M GANGWAY

One of our Uptime 15m rental gangways have been in use on Glomar Vantage lately. During a short project for DEME did our Uptime gangway 60 successful vessel to vessel connections including 1655 personnel transfers all this in wind 24 kts / current 2.6 kts. Statement from Glomar Offshore on vessel & gangway performance during the project – “Great combination”  

Vessel to vessel transfer on Uptime 15m gangway

The Uptime 15m gangway have built in HPU and are mounted on a frame for easy transportation and commissioning.

Rental unit: DnV-ST 0358 approved Uptime 15m motion compensated gangway

New Uptime contract for walk to work gangway.

August 29th, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home | News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on New Uptime contract for walk to work gangway.)

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

Our range of gangways from 6m to 57,5m

July 10th, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home - (Comments Off on Our range of gangways from 6m to 57,5m)

Safe motion compensated gangways from 6m to 57m

February 20th, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home - (Comments Off on Safe motion compensated gangways from 6m to 57m)

Uptime releases next generation gangway

February 9th, 2018 | Posted by sveinove in Gangway | Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime releases next generation 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)

Season`s Greetings from Uptime

December 22nd, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Season`s Greetings from Uptime)

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.