Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed a contract with Seaway 7 for a project due to start in 2021
The contract marks the company’s first contract in Taiwan, and it is also the first time an Ampelmann motion-compensated offshore access system will be deployed for an offshore wind job in Asia.
The Dutch company will have one of its A-type systems mobilised on Seaway 7’s offshore construction/heavy crane vessel Seaway Strashnov.
The campaign will require approximately two months of offshore operations from Seaway Strashnov on an as yet unidentified offshore windfarm in Taiwan.
Ampelmann will be supporting the construction phase, while the vessel is installing jacket foundations.
Ampelmann describes the A-type offshore access system as suitable for safe personnel transfers in sea states up to 3m Hs.
Because of its full motion compensation, there is no movement in the gangway during operation.
The company says the A-type can transfer 20 people in under five minutes from a vessel to a fixed or floating object.