OE 2019: Ampelmann transfers people, cargo for Apache North Sea

Sept. 5, 2019

Offshore staff

DELFT, the Netherlands – Working for Olympic Vessel Holdings, offshore access provider Ampelmann supported an Apache North Sea project and carried out its first cargo lifts in the oil and gas market.

Installed on the Olympic Delta vessel, the E1000 motion compensated gangway system enabled both people and cargo transfers to SPM2 and SPM3, two single point mooring platforms a short distance from the Beryl Alpha platform in the UK northern North Sea. The system supported maintenance work on SPM3 and helideck refurbishment on SPM2.

Over the course of the 30-day campaign, the E1000 enabled more than 1,925 safe personnel transfers and 354 lifts, transferring 118 metric tons of cargo. The system was installed on a 12.1-m (40-ft) pedestal and operated at a height of nearly 40 m (131 ft) above sea level.

The Ampelmann E1000 can transfer personnel as well as cargo up to one metric ton in high sea states. All it takes to change from people to cargo transfer mode is the push of a button, the company said.

At Offshore Europe, Ampelmann is exhibiting at stand 3G60.