Rem Offshore in Norway has installed a newly developed motion-compensated gangway from SMST in the Netherlands on one of its subsea construction vessels
The telescopic access bridge L-series (TAB-L) includes four stacking modules for working at height and a lifting winch for cargo handling.
The TAB-L has been installed on Rem Inspector, which has been contracted to undertake maintenance operations on the Dan Tysk offshore windfarm.
Rem Inspector already has experience of a gangway from SMST. Since April 2019, a telescopic access bridge M-series (TAB-M) has been used for walk-to-work duties and cargo handling on the vessel.
Rem Offshore chief operating officer Thomas Dalsøren said, “We used the SMST gangway for several campaigns at various windfarms in the North Sea and Baltic.” He said the new gangway will enable the vessel to undertake transfers in more challenging conditions.
After demobilising the TAB-M, mobilisation of the TAB-L took place recently at the Port of Eemshaven. The subsea vessel, which has been chartered by Global Marine, will now start work on the windfarm. The gangway will remain on the vessel through the winter period.
The TAB-L is the latest addition to SMST’s rental fleet. It has a length of up to 25 m and has cargo handling capacity of 1 tonne via a lifting winch below the bridge tip.
The modular setup of the system is designed to ensure maximum operational flexibility. Working at a range of heights is possible using the stacking modules.
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