Safeway has been awarded a contract by Van Oord for the latest version of its Safeway Seagull motion-compensated gangway system. The offshore access system will be installed on the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa
The contract is Safeway’s second contract in Taiwanese waters this year. It is also the first time Safeway has rented a gangway to Van Oord for an offshore wind project.
The Safeway Seagull gangway system with 3D crane functionality will be installed on Topaz Tangaroa in Rotterdam. It will be used to transfer personnel and cargo of up to 1,000 kg in what will be Van Oord’s first cable project in Asia.
In September 2019, Van Oord secured a contract from Ørsted for cable installation work on the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore windfarms. The Dutch contractor is responsible for transportation, installation and burial of the export and inter array cables for the offshore windfarm.
Van Oord will deploy its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus. Topaz Tangaroa has been contracted to support Nexus.
Array cable installation work will start in August 2021 and recommence in March 2022. The rental contract for the 28-m gangway will see it utilised for both campaigns.