Maersk using Ampelmann MCG

OE Staff
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd. (MOUK) awarded Ampelmann a contract to use its motion compensation gangways (MCG).

MOUK will use the Ampelmann system for a shutdown campaign in the UK sector of the central North Sea to extend the weather window and increase workability and efficiency. During the walk to work campaign (W2W) in 2014, MOUK was able to increase efficiency with approximately 25% compared to the 2013 W2W campaign by using the Ampelmann.

This year, the Ampelmann A-type system will be mobilized onto the Island Crown. The system is capable of compensating actual heave motions up to 2.5m, which ensures safe, efficient and reliable transfers of personnel to the FPSO Global Producer III. With these so-called ship to ship transfers, a seventh DOF compensation is activated. An extra sensor is installed on the target vessel, which transmits motion data to the Ampelmann system in a wireless mode. Due to the received data, the Ampelmann gangway is able to compensate for the target vessel’s motions. Ampelmann says that it is the only company in the world who succeeded in these ship-to-ship transfers with a MCG.

Image from Maersk.

Categories: North Sea FPSO Vessels Maersk

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