Vestland Offshore, a Norwegian owner and operator of offshore support vessels, has placed ordered one plus two (1+2) Seagull class motion compensated gangway systems from a Dutch company, Safeway.
The first system will be installed on the Vestland Cygnus platform supply vessel. The vessel will undergo a conversion program at the Fjellstrand shipyard where an accommodation unit will be installed to raise the total capacity to 134 persons on board. Furthermore a knuckle boom crane with subsea capabilities and Safeway’s motion compensated gangway system will be installed.
Hans Martin Gravdal, board member of Vestland Offshore said that the gangway solution would enable the company to operate in increased weather windows and safely transfer offshore personnel at a year-round basis on demanding projects including the North Sea. Safeway did not reveal the financial value of the contract.
Wijnand van Aalst, Safeway’s CEO, said: “We are very pleased with this first contract from Vestland Offshore which proves that operators are seeking smart innovative solutions and trust our capabilities.”
Accordint to Safeway, the company has so far developed and supplied cargo handling systems for more than 850 vessels worldwide.