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.”

The Norwegian Prime Minister visited Uptime

Good news travel fast and everyone want to have a look

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