Worlds first walk to work motion compensated gangway – contract signed 21. June 1979
Shipbuilder Penguin and Alkahfi Lestari Oil & Gas presenting their new vessel design Flex-42X with Uptime 12m gangway on the aft at Oil and Gas Asia.
More information at OGA – Hall 3, booth 3008.
From left James Tham Managing Director Penguin International Limited, Mood Nazri Mood Zain CEO Alkahfi Lestari Oil & Gas together with Uptime representative Svein Ove Haugen
Alkahfi Chief ready for charter in Malaysia
Seacor Marine Holdings chief executive John Gellert has taken home the 2019 OSJ Industry Leader 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 John Gellert winner of the «Industry Leader» award amongst 50 nominated industry leaders world-wide.
As Riviera’s head of content Edwin Lampert said when introducing Mr Gellert prior to his award “Our industry leader this year is both a pilot and a pioneer. He has piloted his company through a difficult period and now is pioneering its global leadership in terms of hybrid propulsion technology. To position the company for the future, this leader has decided to take the bold step of embracing hybrid propulsion technology by converting two PSVs to battery-hybrid power. And through joint ventures in Mexico and China, the company he leads will operate 12 battery-hybrid power vessels, which include four PSVs contracted to operate in the Gulf of Mexico and eight PSVs for worldwide operations
Read the whole article in OSJ her: John Gellert has taken home the 2019 OSJ Industry Leader Award
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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 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):
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.