New brochure available

April 12th, 2018 | Posted by bh in News - (Comments Off on New brochure available)

Our April 2018 brochure is available here!

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)

UPTIME balanced gangway long-term proven

December 12th, 2017 | Posted by bh in Gangway | Gangway 23,4 | News - (Comments Off on UPTIME balanced gangway long-term proven)

UPTIME has pioneered using a power-saving mode for its market-leading 23,4m AMC gangway. The gangway has been the benchmark in the offshore wind industry since its introduction, with build number 29 now being finished for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.

The UPTIME control and hydraulic system is constantly being improved. The power-saving balancing mode, released in October 2016, is now implemented on several gangways. This results in less stress on HPU motors, simple operations for the operators and saves wear and tear on equipment when the gangway is not forcibly run but instead balanced against the TP connection. Inaccuracies in MRUs is also avoided, giving a much calmer operation.

“By using the hydraulic and control system competence gained from making gangways since the late 70s, we have improved upon even the most recent invention, 3-axis active motion compensated gangways. UPTIME continues to develop its gangways, control systems and hydraulics. The balancing of the gangway is the most recent example now being in use for one year. The next release will be autonomous landing of the gangway, which has been tested onshore for about six months. This will give even higher performance, safety and convenience for the user, potentially avoiding using dedicated gangway operators completely” – Bjørnar Huse, Sales and Business Development Director.

“We see that competitors are emerging in the market, and we will keep our focus on giving customers a better system, with attention to the complete operation – gangway and ancillary systems, power consumption, crew usage and passenger safety.” – Svein Ove Haugen, Sales and Marketing Manager

 

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.

Bibby Wavemaster 1 seatrial for Total

October 4th, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Bibby Wavemaster 1 seatrial for Total)

Uptime – Proud moments

Uptime at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted by sveinove in Home | News - (Comments Off on Uptime at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam)

Uptime will participate at Offshore Energy 2017 in Amsterdam 9-11th October.
Please visit us at stand no. 1.150 in hall 1

 

UPTIME at Nexttech 17

September 21st, 2017 | Posted by bh in 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: