General – All-Electric Gangway
Seaonics from Norway sold one of its all-electric gangways to VARD and Norwind Offshore.
“With these new contracts, SEAONICS further reinforces its position as a supplier of specialised lifting and handling technology in the offshore wind market,” says Managing Director Håkon Fauske.
The company signed the contract with the shipbuilding group VARD for installation aboard two of Norwind Offshore’s new vessels.
“Our objective is always to lead the way when it comes to developing fully electric handling and lifting solutions that help our customers in the offshore wind market to perform necessary maritime operations safely and effectively, and make the transition to zero net emissions,” says Fauske.
The SEAONICS ECMC Gangway is a new generation of ‘Walk to Work’ gangways that features groundbreaking improvements in technology. With growing demand for autonomous operations and functions, the company has developed an auto-landing system based on imaging and sensor technology to minimise the risk of human error during critical operations.
The fully electric gangway compensates for the vessel’s movements on three axes to keep the tip still and land it safely on bottom-fixed installations, such as offshore wind turbines and sub-stations. The technology also provides more efficient, precise and reliable operations, while helping to minimise their impact on the marine environmental.