The Norwegian Prime Minister visited Uptime

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The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited UPTIME INTERNATIONAL AS September 3rd. This to take a closer look at worlds first autonomous gangway, together with this did the Prime minister also tried an alternative career as gangway operator in our training simulator.

Our own Alf-Magnar Liknes presenting our Uptime 30m gangway to Erna Solberg and the entire Norwegian broadcasting.

Erna Solberg stated that, with our(Norway) good expertise within oil & gas, we also should be able to take the lead in offshore wind.

The Norwegian Prime Minister taking an picture of worlds first autonomous gangway Photo: Øystein Merkesvik
The Norwegian Prime Minister with a view from the operator chair that will be mounted in vessel wheelhouse.
Photo: Cecilie V Jensen

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.

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 

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