Photo contest “Capture the Uptime spirit”

Uptime releases photo contest to celebrate our 40-year anniversary: 

We enjoy Offshore and onshore pictures from proud moments or everyday moments, capturing values, enthusiasm, humor, happiness, ingenuity, action all over the world – shoot & win!

To enter: Send your photo, name and short motive explanation to:

photo@uptime.no

 1st prize: USD 700

2nd prize USD 200

3rd prize USD 100

Monthly winner gets goodie bag 

40 year anniversary offshore walk to work gangways

Marine Aluminium / Uptime International built our first offshore walk to work gangway in 1979.

There will be several posts from our history, arrangements and contests throughout 2019 to celebrate our  40-year anniversary. Please follow us on our homepage, LinkedIn or facebook to join our celebration.

Uptime 40 year anniversary logo 

 

Uptime nominated for OSJ award – Give your vote

Marine Aluminium and Uptime International have developed and delivered motion compensated gangways since 1979.

All this thanks to our valued staff, reliable suppliers, customers appreciating quality products and lots of support from family and friends.

We are proud and humble to announce that we in our 40th anniversary year are nominated for the Offshore Support Journal award:    “Offshore Renewables Award 2019”

Nomination text:

“Uptime have delivered gangways since 1979 and has developed a next generation 30m gangway. Features include: autonomous landing, autonomous trolley transfer and 4 ton crane function. These capabilities significantly increase operability and safety and  simulations show that an SOV with a 30m gangway can do safe transfers in up to 5m Hs. The gangway will be installed on a new Bernhard Schulte Offshore vessel being chartered by General Electric. The Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper, chartered by Equinor, will also have the new gangway installed.”

We will highly appreciate it if you can consider our nomination against our two competitors and vote for the one that you think deserve this prize.

Link to vote:

 https://www.osjconference.com/e-aosjca/awards/offshore-renewables-award.htm

 

Link to OSJ homepage with awards: https://www.osjconference.com/awards.htm

Two new contracts for walk to work gangways.

Uptime International has entered into two new contracts with Norwegian based Island Offshore.

Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper with Uptime 30m amc gangway

First delivery contains of a rental agreement of an Uptime 23,4m active motion compensated gangway for a 7month period, starting 1stApril 2019.

Second delivery contains purchase of an Uptime 30m active motion compensated gangway with autonomous landing. This gangway is contracted to be a 2020 delivery.

Island Offshore have been awarded a three-year contract with Equinor and will use contracted Uptime gangways on the vessel Island Clipper for this charter.

Press release from Island offshore:Link

“It makes us proud and humble when we win contracts like this in a tough market. We have delivered 25 units of our 23,4m amc gangway making it very proven and this will be our 2ndcontracted 30m gangway that many describe as a next generation gangway due to technical solutions as patented autonomous landing system, operator in the wheelhouse and more. This contract states that our range of gangways are very compatible for both the wind industry and Oil and Gas where these gangways are going to be used in” says Sales & Marketing Manager Svein Ove Haugen.  

Successful vessel to vessel transfers

UPTIME 15M GANGWAY

One of our Uptime 15m rental gangways have been in use on Glomar Vantage lately. During a short project for DEME did our Uptime gangway 60 successful vessel to vessel connections including 1655 personnel transfers all this in wind 24 kts / current 2.6 kts. Statement from Glomar Offshore on vessel & gangway performance during the project – “Great combination”  

Vessel to vessel transfer on Uptime 15m gangway

The Uptime 15m gangway have built in HPU and are mounted on a frame for easy transportation and commissioning.

Rental unit: DnV-ST 0358 approved Uptime 15m motion compensated gangway

New Uptime contract for walk to work gangway.

Uptime International has entered into a contract with Ulstein Verft for delivery of an Uptime 30m access solution. Ulstein Verft will integrate the delivery in the new wind farm Service Operation Vessel(SOV) developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions that they are building for German based Bernhard Schulte to be delivered in 2020.

The Uptime delivery consists of a new designed active motion compensated gangway and an adjustable pedestal integration which will be mounted towards the elevator tower in the new Ulstein SX 195 SOV design type. The Interaction between gangway and vessel will enable personnel and cargo transfer through the gangway in addition to the gangway also being used as a crane.

The new Bernhard Schulte Offshore vessel will support maintenance work of GE Renewable Energy at the German wind farm Merkur Offshore. The total capacity of 396MW in Merkur will produce enough power for almost half a million homes.

“We are proud, honoured and humble to be chosen again as the preferred access system provider. Our Uptime 23,4m have been the bench mark gangway in the wind industry for years and together with our new autonomous 30m gangway should the Uptime gangway family be ready for and cover whatever project that comes up in the wind industry” says Sales & Marketing Manager Svein Ove Haugen.

“Our new developed autonomous 30m gangway have new features as autolanding, crane function, operator in the wheelhouse and more. This gangway will be a game changer increasing workability and safety at a lower cost” says Sales and Business Development Director Bjørnar Huse