HOUSTON – OSI Renewables, a recently introduced product offering of Oil States Industries, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Barge Master BV based in Rotterdam, Netherlands to be the exclusive distributor of the Barge Master Next Generation Gangway in North America.
The agreement also grants OSI Renewables the opportunity to manufacture Barge Master motion-compensated gangways in the US. Barge Master is a developer of motion-compensated solutions that provide continuous access to offshore structures while providing for the safe and efficient transfer of crew and cargo irrespective of weather.
The collaboration is designed to provide American-based offshore wind service providers and vessel builders the opportunity to cost-effectively incorporate proven European technologies into their operations. Further, OSI Renewables says that the collaboration means that these technologies will be built and serviced in the United States. This should facilitate vessel operators building Jones Act-compliant vessels, which are required to be built and flagged in the United States.
OSI Renewables says that it will also provide engineering-driven aftermarket service and support for Barge Master’s motion-compensated Next Generation Gangway.