Offshore access system specialist Ampelmann has trialled an electrically-powered trolley on the access system on Esvagt Froude, a service operation vessel.
The trolley is suitable for the Ampelmann fleet of A-type and E-type gangways. It can be operated by one person and can carry tools, bags and spares weighing up to 200kg.
Ampelmann is also working on a larger trolley that can carry a payload of 400kg on a wider gangway (120cm), its A400 unit, which it is developing for faster cargo/people flows. The A400 will be available from October 2017.
Esvagt Froude was operating on the Baltic II offshore windfarm on behalf of Siemens Wind Power at the time the tests took place.