Recently Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann and Dutch maritime support provider Acta Marine performed a successful test with an electric L-type walk-to-work gangway on board Acta Marine’s latest addition to the fleet, the Coastal Crown (registered in the Netherlands).
In a joint effort, the companies have proven the ability to transfer personnel to a boat landing on offshore assets from a utility vessel.
Compensate vessel motions
The Ampelmann L-type system is able to compensate vessel motions in in sea states up to 2 meters significant wave height. During the trials, the sea state was over 1,5 m Hs. The relative quick and simple placing of the system on board adds value to offshore service companies who need access for their personnel to offshore assets.
The Dutch flagged Coastal Crown, is a multicat-type vessel that can accommodate up to 12 industrial personnel, next to its 6 crew members. The vessel has DP2 capabilities and has hybrid propulsion, which significantly reduces its fuel consumption compared to similar vessels. With this trial, Acta Marine and Ampelmann have proven that this multicat – L-type combination is a cost-effective option as mini-SOV for spot jobs and short Walk2Work campaigns.
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