Press release: New ”walk to work” contract

Uptime International has entered into contract with ESVAGT AS for delivery of an active motion compensated gangway included an adjustable pedestal.

Photo from left: Carsten Larsen Supply chain Manager ESVAGT, Bjørnar Huse CEO Uptime and Gerner Eskelund project director ESVAGT

The walk to work system will be mounted during early 2016 on their new build windturbine service operation vessel (SOV). This is the first dedicated wind farm vessel with an adjustable pedestal, which enables the walk to work system to land at several heights with a high operability. The vessel is designed by Havyard and is chartered by Statoil to do service operations at the Dudgeon Offshore wind farm.

Photo: ESVAGT vessel with Havyard design and Uptime motion compensated gangway

Dudgeon is the first offshore windfarm in the UK that will be using a Service Operating Vessel including an active motion compensated walk to work system.

“We have been working hard to develop solutions that reduce costs, and increases uptime and safety for wind farms. It is a vote of confidence and gives us a trigger to stretch for even further development when we enter into contracts with forefront shipowners like ESVAGT. We are also very pleased that major companies like Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar are choosing Uptime walk to work system as the preferred solution for wind farms” says Sales & Marketing Director Svein Ove Haugen.

Uptime operating in arctic clima

Island Crown with Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway has been operating in Kara Sea for Exxon lately.

At the photo we can see Island Crown connected to the West Alpha with Uptime gangway performing crew transfer. Exxon found oil at University-1 well, however operations are now expected to cease on 10th October to comply with the sanctions imposed against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

Island Crown connected with Uptime gangway to West Alpha in Kara Sea – Photo: Norvald Kjerstad

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Uptime 23,4m motion compensated gangway

Uptime 23,4m gangway (19,4m +/- 4m) delivered for two purposes:

Picture 1: Siem Moxie 74meter dedicated wind farm vessel using bumper/push on for short time connection.

Picture 1: Siem Offshore vessel – Siem Moxie

Picture 2: HOS Achiever 135meter accommodation vessel with Oil & Gass charter using landing cone for long term connection

                       Picture 2: Hornbeck Offshore vessel – HOS Achiever

Siem Moxie naming ceremony

Siem Offshore vessel “Siem Moxie” with Uptime gangway  was christened in the harbor of Hamburg last Thursday

The “Siem Moxie” will be deployed on E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore wind farm project by Siem Offshore Contractors for the installation of the inner array grid submarine cable system. It will be the vessel’s first area of operation.

The vessel’s key features are a 3D motion-compensated knuckle boom crane and an active motion compensated personnel transfer gangway, permitting the safe transfer of work crews.

“We chose the “Siem Moxie” because it will make our installation operations extremely safe and efficient,” Sven Utermöhlen explains. “In addition it will help make the construction of offshore wind farms more cost-effective, thereby helping this technology move closer to market maturity.”


Uptime grand slam

One of our clients have just made us aware of our innovative influence and strong impact when prizes are awarded…

At Offshore Support Journals conference & awards in late february, more than 500 professionals came together and of course one of the highlights to all attendants was announcements of the OSJ awards.

In the category ” Support vessel of the yearUPTIME was nominated/presented through vessel ”Island Crown” – however the winner was Mac Offshore`s – ”CSS Olympia” with gangway from one of our owner Marine Aluminium.  We are glad to inform that the next delivery with this design from Mac Offshore has a UPTIME gangway mounted and is soon ready for delivery.

In category ”Shipowner of the yearUPTIME was nominated/presented trough the winner Island Offshore. One of the main points in winning this award was their walk-to-work vessel with UPTIME gangway – vessel ”Island Crown”.

In category ”Offshore renewables awardUPTIME was nominated/presented through the vinning vessel ”Siem Moxie” with a midship mounted UPTIME gangway.

In category ”Innovation of the year” we congratulate Macgregor, winning with their three-axiss motion compensated crane… of course mounted on ”Siem Moxie” with UPTIME gangway installed…

Do you want to be nominated next year… Give us a call