Proud moments

Uptime International presents world`s first DnVGL ST-0358 type 1 autonomous walk to work gangway including artificial intelligence.

Uptime 30m autonomous gangway type 1

After our successful FAT this week will now the autonomous gangway be prepared for installation on Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper before it starts working for Equinor.

This is the second Uptime delivery of autonomous gangway this year, first delivery was a DnVGL ST-0358 type 2 gangway for BS Offshore vessel Jules Verne now in charter for GE.

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

COVID-19

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. 

Stay Safe

Uptime sponsor of Industry leader 2020 award

Uptime International as a proud sponsor is pleased to announce that Offshore Support Journal (“OSJ”), a British magazine and organizer of conferences for the offshore services sector, has named Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Chairwoman of Maersk Supply Service winner of the «Industry Leader» award amongst 50 nominated industry leaders world-wide.

 2020 Industry leader winner Henriette Thygesen with the award handed over by Uptime International representative Svein Ove Haugen on the right and last year winner Seacor Marine Holdings chief executive John Gellert on the left

Henriette Thygesen was appointed chairwoman of the board of MSS on 1 June 2019. A shipping industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience, Ms Thygesen joined AP-Moller-Maersk as a management trainee in 1994.

Ms Thygesen said the award was not hers, but belonged to the entire company.

“I do feel it’s not really my award. It is an award that belongs to the employees of Maersk Supply and the leadership of Maersk Supply,” she said. “It’s a recognition of all the hard work that’s been done over the past years to transform the company in very tough times. It’s required a lot of stamina and a lot of creativity, and I see my role as chairman of the board to support that.”

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.”