Uptime walk to work for Equinor at Oseberg H

Island Offshore have forwarded these nice pictures from Oseberg H where their vessel Island Clipper with our Uptime 23,4m amc gangway are doing safe walk to work transfer for Equinor .

Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway is worlds first gangway that have achieved Equinor TRL7 approval for motion compensated gangways(2017). TRL 7 is Statoil’s highest technology readiness level.

Island Clipper with Uptime 23,4m amc gangway
Island Clipper doing safe walk to work at Oseberg H for Equinor
Equinor staff ready for safe walk to work transfer

Worlds first autonomous gangway ready for charter

Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH have taken delivery of their new Service Operation Vessel “Windea Jules Verne” from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is based on the Ulstein SX 195 design from Ulstein Design & Solution AS and will work at the Merkur Offshore Wind farm, where she will be operating for GE Renewable Energy.

Windea Jules Verne is equipped with an Uptime 30m gangway with autonomous landing and artificial intelligence. The gangway have also a crane function making it able to lift 4 ton.

Uptime gangway on worlds largest crane vessel

Heerema Sleipnir is designed for worldwide offshore heavy lifting. It is equipped with two cranes of 10,000 metric tonnes lifting capacity each and a reinforced deck area of 220 meters in length and 102 meters in width, which make it the largest crane vessel in the world.

Heerema Sleipnir – photo: Heerema
Uptime team doing commissioning on Heerema Sleipnir – Photo Oddbjørn Førland

Gangway mounted is our Uptime 42,5m gangway purchased by Heerema in the 80`s to be used for different project at convenience.

Uptime gangway mounted and ready for walk to work transfer – Photo Oddbjørn Førland


In line with our slogan of Safe and Reliable Uptime is taking all necessary measures to help limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus whilst continuing to support our customers globally.

An integral part of our effort is to continuously monitor and rapidly implementing relevant rules and guidelines as they are being rolled out from various governments. Measures implemented to support this includes:

  • Home office for all admin staff.
  • Reduced travel activity to only that which is strictly necessary.
  • Implemented guidelines on social distancing for all staff.
  • Close communication and status updates for our team, customers and suppliers.

We are pleased to inform you that despite the challenges our operation is so far running close to normal much thanks to the effort of our team and suppliers along with the close collaboration from our customers.

We remain committed to continue to support our valued customers and encourage you to make contact to update us on any upcoming service needs in order for us to coordinate our resources accordingly.

Thank you for your contribution and understanding. 

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