Annual Offshore Support Journal
Conference, Awards & Exhibition 5-6 February 2020, London

Annual Offshore Support Journal<br /> Conference, Awards & Exhibition

Offshore Renewables

Awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to the development of the offshore renewables market during 2018.

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1 GMS & Osbit

The GMS & Osbit Crew Transfer System was designed, built and installed by Osbit for Gulf Marine Services (GMS). The transfer system is a retractable access tower fitted to a GMS jack-up vessel. The access tower facilitates safe access between a crew transfer vessel (CTV) and the jack-up vessel while the jack-up is elevated at a height of 15 metres above sea level. It allows a CTV to dock safely alongside the jack-up vessel for the transfer of up to 200 passengers per day, at a rate of one passenger every 30 seconds, up the tower to the main deck of the jack-up vessel.

2 Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

"WIND OF CHANGE" - first hybrid battery DC network DPII SOV for windfarm maintenance ever built and the first dedicated to maintenance of offshore wind farms for the Danish energy giant, Orsted. The vessel is fitted with the most advanced personnel transfer system such as motion compensated walk to work system incorporating a lift in the tower alongside a highly innovative launch and recovery system for the daughter craft, allowing operation under harsh weather conditions. WIND OF CHANGE is fitted with an electric hybrid propulsion system combined with DC grids, optimising fuel oil consumption and reduced emissions. Ship design provides the highest level of comfort to technicians and crew, with gym, auditorium and daylight messroom facilities.

3 Uptime International

Uptime have delivered gangways since 1979. The company has now developed a next generation 30m gangway. Features include: autonomous landing, autonomous trolley transfer and 4 ton crane function. These capabilities significantly increase operability and safety and simulations show that an SOV with a 30m gangway can do safe transfers in up to 5m Hs. The gangway will be installed on a new Bernhard Schulte Offshore vessel being chartered by General Electric. The Island Offshore vessel Island Clipper, chartered by Equinor, will also have the new gangway installed.

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