Under a contract with US-based Harvey Gulf International Marine, Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann will mobilise a walk-to-work system on the multi-purpose support vessel Harvey Blue Sea for maintenance work on an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
“We are very excited about this collaboration with Harvey Gulf, as this is the first time we are working with one of the prestigious US vessel owners. Together we are offering a premier walk-to-work (W2W) vessel and system combination for the US Gulf of Mexico market,” said Ampelmann Americas sales lead Gus DeOliveira.
Amplemann has mobilised an A-type system, which allows personnel to transfer safely from a vessel to a fixed or floating offshore asset in high sea states. To date, the system has enabled the safe transfer of more than 3.4M people and 200 projects.
For this campaign, which started in mid-April, the A-type was installed on an Ampelmann 10-m pedestal, making it possible to reach landing locations of 20 m and higher.
“We are pleased to have formed a partnership with Ampelmann, as this relationship will continue to broaden the services that Harvey’s construction vessels already provide,” said Harvey Gulf chief executive Shane J Guidry. “Today we jointly have work bid throughout the US Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, and West Africa and we look forward to providing safe excellent service to all our clients globally.”
This is not Ampelmann’s first contract in the Americas. It recently secured its first contract in Mexican waters, where another A-type system is enabling the installation of an oil and gas platform. It has also been operating in Trinidad & Tobago since 2010 and, as of a few years ago, in Brazil and Venezuela, too.