Wind energy – walk-to-work
Norwegian equipment supplier Uptime International has been awarded three contracts from VARD Singapore for the supply of three walk to work systems to be included on their new build vessels for North Star Renewables to be built at VARD’s Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam.
UPTIME’s scope of supply consists of three complete access systems for personnel and cargo, each consisting of a 30m autonomous gangway with artificial intelligence, mounted on elevator towers to ensure highest possible logistics capability between vessel and turbines.
One of the gangways will also have a motion-compensated 3D crane function included in the delivery.
The project will commence immediately with a project duration of approximately 22 months in total.
All three vessels have been contracted by North Star Renewables to be used at Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, announced to be the world’s biggest wind farm producing 3,6 GW when completed.