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.
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
Uptime will participate at Offshore Energy 2018 in Amsterdam 22nd-24th October.
Please visit us at stand no. 1.623 in hall 1
Uptime will participate at ONS 2018 in Stavanger, Norway, 28 – 30 August- in a joint stand with our sister Marine Aluminium.
Please visit us at stand no. 310 outside of hall 3
Our April 2018 brochure is available here!