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Minimum participants on each training is 4, maximum participants is 8

Training in Norway: Good English skills required

Training in Brazil: Good English or Portuguese skills required

Courses may also be arranged upon request

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Certified operator training

Uptime Academy trains gangway operators to become certified operators.  The training consist of relevant theory for safe operation, basic gangway structure and preventive maintenance. Theory and simulator training are combined to give gangway operators a good understanding of how to perform a safe operation of the gangway. The main focus of this training is a safe operation of the gangway. Uptime gangways are developed specifically for personnel transport with a high level of security. A safe and secure operation of Uptime gangways depends on qualified gangway operators.

Training at Uptime Academy in Norway is held in English spoken and written language.

Simulator setup consists of four classroom simulators for training and a full scale simulator for practical examinations. This is high tech simulators with excellent graphics and realism to train gangway operations. The simulators are built to give a realistic feeling of how to handle a gangway in various difficulties such as weather, waves, surge and more. We also emphasize on training standard gangway procedures on simulators. We are able to simulate operation of both medium and large gangways, passive gangways and AMC gangways.

Certifying Gangway Operators

The training process is completed with a theoretical and practical exam, which is supervised by an independent certification body.

The training and certification process consists of:

  • Theory covering gangway capabilities and functions and the preventative maintenance program.
  • Simulator training for difficult weather and landing / connecting situations.
  • Operation of your gangway supervised by a certified gangway operator.
  • Theoretical and practical exam by an independent certification body.


Certification steps Location
1. Basic Course Theory and simulator training Uptime Academy
2. On-site Training Training together with certified operator On your gangway
3. Advanced Course Theory and simulator training Uptime Academy
4. Certification* Theoretical and practical test Uptime Academy

*Step 3 and 4 are done the same week

A completed theoretical and practical exam qualifies for a Gangway Operator Certificate.

First-Line Maintenance Course

Uptime Academy offers a first line maintenance course for technical personnel.  This is a two-day training done at Uptime Academy Husøy Norway.

Main focus is how to perform correct preventive maintenance in order to have a safe gangway with increased uptime.

Training is performed by specialists on gangway operation, maintenance and design criteria.

We offer this training for passive gangways and AMC gangways.

First-Line Maintenance Course can also be done at site. Then it is a one day training done be one of our service engineers.

For inquiries and booking, please contact us at:

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


PMC gangway 45,5m

The UPTIME 45,5m is a proven design for vessel-to-installation or vessel-to-vessel access for large vessels.

A number of units have been delivered worldwide and provide effortless access in high seastates.

Contact us for pricing and technical details!


Bibby Wavemaster 1 delivered

We happy to inform you that on August 15-2017, Bibby has taken proud ownership of her first ASV9020, Bibby WaveMaster 1.

Departure from the Galati Shipyard is August 17 and her maiden port of call will be Rotterdam, with a scheduled arrival of September 1, where she will be named and readied for her first job.
Attached pictures show that she is a truly beautiful vessel, and we thank Damen and Bibby for selecting UPTIME to deliver the gangway and adjustable height pedestal for this vessel.

We wish the vessel, owner and crew good fortune!