A global leader in offshore access solutions has strengthened its position in the North Sea after being awarded four new contracts and two extended scopes of work in the basin.
The projects will see Ampelmann deploy six E-type gangway systems for planned shutdown campaigns and ongoing fabric maintenance support by different major operators across the UKCS.
“Our Walk to Work systems offer a safe, cost-effective and efficient alternative to traditional transfer methods providing operators significant commercial benefits for planning campaigns,” said Lorenz Nehring, Ampelmann Operations (UK) Business Development Manager.
One of the contracts includes a three-year extension to support maintenance operations in the Southern North Sea and will be operational all year round. This is Ampelmann’s longest standing contract in the North Sea.
Another award for a short shutdown campaign to allow production-enhancing work to take place has now been completed.
Since the Netherlands-headquartered company was founded a decade ago, it has helped close to 300,000 offshore workers commute safely to and from vessels and assets and has transported more than 80,000 kilogrammes of vital equipment and cargo in the North Sea.
Utilising motion compensation technology, Ampelmann’s E-type is the largest system in the company’s portfolio and is able to compensate high sea states up to 4.5m Hs.
The gangway, which can transfer a full shift of up to 40 people in 15 to 20 minutes, enables offshore workers safe and easy access to a variety of assets, including Floating Production Offloading Storage (FPSO) units and fixed structures of all sizes to carry out essential repair and maintenance activity.
Ampelmann will host its 2018 W2W seminar in Aberdeen on 7 November. More information from https://www.ampelmann.nl/news/w2w-seminar-aberdeen-2018.