Ampelmann secures Petronas walk-to-work contractCompany News // January 27, 2016
Ampelmann has secured its first contract with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. The company will provide offshore access services in waters off Sarawak during the monsoon period.
Stretching from October to February, the monsoon period is renowned for its harsh weather conditions, making conventional offshore transfer methods less safe and efficient.
The Ampelmann A-type system that will be supplied compensates for vessel motions, thus providing a stable gangway for transfers, which significantly increases the safety for the workers.
Ampelmann said that use of the system would minimize 'vessel waiting on weather’ days, and help to reduce the time required for a project and reeuce project costs.
The first transfers have been successfully completed in up to 3.0m significant wave height.