Personnel transfer system adapted for Russian arctic service

Offshore staff

DELFT, the Netherlands Ampelmann says it will install a winterized version of its motion-compensated gangway system on a new icebreaking support vessel.

This will support maintenance and other operations at Sakhalin Energy’s Sakhalin-2 facilities offshore eastern Russia over a 10-year period, allowing the transfer of crew in temperatures down to -28°C (-18.4°F).

Ampelmann says the system will be designed to withstand extreme icing, vibrations and vessel motions, while ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable means of transfer.

In addition, Sakhalin Energy will charter a standard, non-winterized version of the company’s motion-compensated gangway for five years, to be installed on a second ice breaking support vessel and to support personnel transfer during the summer season.


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