Fastest mobilization of SMST gangway on Eurus Express

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 - 15:30

Only 7 days were needed for A1 Offshore Solutions ApS and SMST between contract signing and mobilization of  the SMST motion compensated gangway on board the Eurus Express. The Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) is now equipped to safely transfer technicians from vessel to transition piece in the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. A great effort by all parties involved.

The installation of the rental gangway, SMST’s Telescopic Access Bridge (TAB) M-series, including 4 stacking modules for working on height, took place in Bremerhaven on Wednesday, May 16. When leaving the port, the operators of A1 Offshore Solutions ApS are trained on board by the SMST personnel, whereafter they will directly are positioned as qualified bridge operators.

The PSV Eurus Express, with Grimsby as home port, is contracted by GeoSea to support the installation of transition pieces in the offshore wind farm located 120km off the Yorkshire coast.
The vessel will be performing its work for a period of 45 days, with an optional extension of the rental period. The project’s efficiency for walk to work operations is increased by the continuous access of personnel and cargo provided by SMST’s motion compensated gangway.

The SMST modular gangway M-series, which are immediately available for purchase or rent, is suitable for a variety of vessels and operational situations. It has a small footprint, is transportable by normal container truck, can be mobilized quickly in one lift and has a large operational window. The system is remotely controlled by vessel’s crew, doesn’t need large generators and is inexpensive to operate.

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