SMST to build unique offshore access system for Acta Marine newbuild03/02/2017
SMST Designers and Constructors in The Netherlands has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a motion-compensated gangway and 3D motion-compensated crane for Acta Marine’s new offshore construction vessel, which is being built at Ulstein in Norway.
SMST claims that the system will be the first of its kind “and offers a complete solution for offshore logistics.”
The system is mounted on an integrated tower including height adjustment and a lift for personnel and cargo. It is a complete package with an elevator and access bridge trolley system. The trolley allows pallets carrying cargo to be transported onto the elevator, which can stop at different levels to optimise the performance of the vessel.
The vessel will also be equipped with a 3D-motion-compensated crane with a lifting capacity of 6 tonnes. SMST describes the combination of the access system and the crane as “a modular set-up that maximises utilisation and performance whilst focusing on safety and efficient transfer of cargo and personnel.” It can do so in significant wave heights of up to 3m Hs.
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