Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment, and UK based Tyne Gangway have today signed a co-operation agreement for future development of both companies.
Tyne Gangway’s Managing Director James Russell: “Tyne Gangway is perfectly located to provide local services to the Port of Tyne and the wider UK now offering the services of the Van Aalst Group of companies such as Safeway and Techano. Together we can make major steps to provide a higher level of service and product range”.
Tyne Gangway is a world leader in the design and manufacture of marine access systems, including aluminium gangways, accommodation ladders, shore-based pedestrian access equipment and special structures. The ideal skills to provide the aluminium inner and outer boom and location for fast servicing for any Safeway and Techano products used on the Dogger Bank Supply base and Service Offshore Vessels (SOVs) serving local offshore wind farms.
Van Aalst Group’s CEO Wijnand van Aalst said this is an important step for Safeway and Van Aalst Group of companies to further grow in the markets of Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes. “This Anglo Dutch alliance will enable both Safeway and Tyne Gangway to grow their collaborative engineering, production and servicing teams and to create synergies that enhance their sales propositions. Safeway is already contracted to work on Dogger Bank Wind Farm with a Safeway Osprey type of gangway, mounted on OHT’s wind farm installation vessel MV Alfa Lift.”