Installation of Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway on HOS Achiever for Hornbeck Offshore Services
The “Island Crown” with its UPTIME 23,4m gangway has connected to wind turbine platforms at Borkum West 2, allowing workers and goods to be transferred without climbing the ladder.
Operations are continuing during a test phase.
Island Offshore took delivery of the M/V Island Crown from Vard Brevik on May 24th, 2013.
The vessel is a purpose built Walk to Work Maintenance and Subsea Support Vessel outfitted for offshore Inspections, Maintenance and Repairs in addition to general subsea work.
The UPTIME gangway provides a permanent motion compensated gangway system for safe and easy access to and from offshore installations.
Vessel equipment also includes a long-reach offshore crane and the vessel is prepared for skid and ROV installations.
Svein Ove Haugen, Marketing Manager of UPTIME: This is the world’s first motion compensated gangway installation for two main modes: long-duration connection, unattended by operators, and the push-on-mode, providing quick mobilisation. With the push-on-mode, landings can be done very quickly against structures of almost any kind. The gangway is also the first DnV approved gangway after the new class requirements. The system has a multitude of redundancies and safeguards to ensure that this is a secure and failsafe solution.
We are humbled and proud of being able to deliver this system to Island Offshore, who in their profile use “Leader in advanced marine operations”. We congratulate the owner with a very capable vessel and look forward to seeing it in use in waters worldwide.
See the shipowner’s presentation video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DsNtFSnqJM
Gangways are in use all over the world as a critical and practical access method from a vessel to platforms, windmills and other structures.
Our partner Marine Aluminium has delivered numerous such gangways over the course of years. Several gangways have a operating period counted in decades.
UPTIME offers these same constructions with full motion compensation, making it possible to land delicately on any structure without any specific adaptations on the receiving end. The gangways are also 100% open under operation, so personnel can cross the gangway without engaging a specific mode, even hundreds can cross without the system having to be parked or moved to ensure access.
The gangway is made in seawaterproof aluminium, making for a durable and lightweight construction. With a reference list of hundreds of helidecks, we can prove that the structural integrity of the construction is well taken care of.
Please look at the specific models we offer. We also offer a custom design option, where length and other parameters can be agreed upon after customer input and request.
Click “brochure” to download our 8-page brochure, with some details on both our gangways (short and long) and also the motion compensated helideck.
More information is of course available upon request!