GEAR | Contract awarded for integrated gangways on future CSOVs
Ampelmann has been awarded a new contract to build two more gangways for installation on future commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) slated for a German shipowner.
The two gangways are estimated to be delivered by 2025 with the contracts including two systems firm, followed by a potential two plus two in the client options. These systems are intended for offshore wind use to assist in the transferring of both personnel and cargo from vessels onto offshore platforms.
The gangway is designed to be integrated into the vessel and maintain a low carbon footprint due to its low energy consumption.
The gangway can serve the needs of the CSOV market globally by providing safe and efficient access from a vessel to an offshore platform with a height-adjustable tower that can range up to 16 metres. The system is also capable of allowing access to trolleys with cargo up to 750 kilograms and can convert into a crane with a lifting capacity of two tonnes.
Additionally, the gangway can compensate for significant wave heights of 3.5 metres, enabling it to withstand heavy weather conditions whilst still maintaining its ability to transfer people and cargo and reduce downtime offshore.