DELFT, the Netherlands – Ampelmann is developing a full motion compensation system that can transfer personnel as well as cargo up to 5,000 kg (11,023 lb) in rough waters offshore.
The E5000 is expected to be operational in 3Q 2020.
The system is based on the proven technology of the E1000, which has been performing people and cargo transfers since its launch in 2016.
The E5000, with its full motion compensation, will be able to operate in high sea states, thus enabling safe offshore access and extending the weather window of operations, the company said.
The switch between people and cargo mode takes less than a minute and just one push of a button. This plug-and-play system turns any vessel into an all-round offshore tool that enables shorter campaign durations, increased logistical efficiency, and a broader scope of work. For instance, lifting fully fueled generators to wind turbines or support blade repair projects.