Wind Energy – W2W
Norside Wind has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a motion-compensated gangway combined with an Access & Cargo Tower for the conversion of former platform supply vessel Farland.
The contract is a continuation of their cooperation that was sealed last year with the first contract for supplying a similar set of walk-to-work equipment, for the freshly converted Norside Supporter.
Recently, Norside has taken ownership of the Farland. The former PSV will be converted into a walk-to-work vessel for the offshore wind industry and will operate under the name Norside Cetus.
“After successful delivery of the gangway package for the Norside Supporter, we returned to SMST for a second set of their equipment. We believe that their walk-to-work solution complements the PX121 design and increases the performance level of the vessel’s operations. And above all, guarantees safe transfer of crew and cargo,” says Hans Martin Gravdal, CEO at Norside Wind.
The delivery of the gangway, the SMST Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series (TAB-L), with Access & Cargo Tower is planned for Q3-2022. The equipment incorporates important features that ensure deployability in all current and future offshore wind parks.
“The TAB-L with automation packages and electrical height adjustment system that operates on both sides of the vessel is definitely futureproofed,” says Jelle Dijk, Sales Manager at SMST.