DELFT, the Netherlands – Offshore access systems provider Ampelmann has won four new North Sea contracts this year and gained two extended scopes of work in the basin.
The company will deploy six E-type gangway systems for planned shutdown campaigns and ongoing fabric maintenance support programs for various major operators.
The E-type, which uses motion compensation technology, is Ampelmann’s largest system and is said to be well suited to harsh North Sea conditions. It is designed to compensate high sea states up to 4.5 m (14.8 ft).
It can transfer a full shift of up to 40 personnel in 15-20 minutes and is said to provide safe and easy access to FPSOs and fixed structures of all sizes to perform essential repairs and maintenance.
One of the new contracts includes a three-year extension to support maintenance operations in the southern North Sea, with year-round operations.
Another, for a short shutdown campaign for production improvement measures, has already been completed.
The company is supporting all six projects from its base in Aberdeen.