DELFT, the Netherlands – Ampelmann has signed a new, three-year contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for work in the Asia/Pacific region.
The company will provide two of its latest version L-type systems to enable daily crew change operations.
Ampelmann’s first version of the L-type system was initially developed in collaboration with BSP for its crew change operations and made its first transfers in Brunei in 2013.
After many iterations, the latest system is a compact and electrically powered plug-and-play system enabling continuous access from vessel to offshore platform, and vice versa. It can transfer 50 people in less than five minutes. The L-type can be deployed in sea states beyond 2 m (7 ft) significant wave height, making it possible to use year-round, including during the monsoon season.
The latest system, the version 4, has been in use since 2018.
In 2020, the company is operating no less than seven motion compensated gangways in Brunei.