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

Press release: UPTIME awarded major contract

UPTIME awarded contract for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG Hub Terminal 

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG Hub Terminal 

UPTIME International AS (UPTIME) is honored to be awarded a contract from Eiffage Génie Civil Marine for supply of access solutions for the LNG Hub Marine Terminal for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG Project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

UPTIME’s scope of work includes engineering, design and supply of access solutions between the LNG Hub Terminal and the FLNG vessel and consists of two large motion compensated gangways, pedestals and stair-towers. The solution will build on UPTIME’s 40 years’ experience with offshore motion compensated access solutions. The project will commence immediately with a project duration of approximately 12 months.

Åge Højmark, CEO of UPTIME International AS in a statement says;

 “We are very pleased to have been trusted with this contract from Eiffage Génie Civil Marine. With this contract we have a solid order book and base workload for 2020 which provides a strong foundation for further growth. 

UPTIME have traditionally had a strong position in offshore motion compensated access solutions and this contract marks that we remain the global leader in the Oil & Gas segment even though the Offshore Wind segment has become an increasingly important part of our business in recent years.

It has been a team effort to win this contract and the entire team is now excited and focused on delivering the project successfully.”

Uptime rental gangways

Uptime have a stock of rental gangways available at first come first serve basis.

At the picture we can see one of our Uptime 23,4m amc rental gangways mounted on Sapura Topazio while doing Walk to work transfer towards Petrobras P43 in Brazil.

In this project is the gangway mounted on a adjustable pedestal.

Uptime Gangway day 2019

More than 50 professionals from Oil & Gas and the offshore wind industry visited Uptime for our Gangway Day 2019. Main attraction was of course our live presentation of worlds first Autonomous gangway. The presentations with several landings “without hands” went very well, stating an increased operability and safety for the users.

Uptime 30m amc autonomous gangway can be delivered as Typ1 and Type2 gangway and do also have a crane function making it able to lift 4 ton

We will also highlight that the gangway have a slipp-off detection/function, that the HPU are skid-mounted to be integrated in the vessel and that the operator will be located at the bridge.

For more information, please contact our sales department.