Motion Compensated Gangway Systems

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Ampelmann’s fully motion compensated gangway systems

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April 11 2024

Safe access for personnel is a major challenge in the offshore energy industries. Ampelmann’s Walk to Work (W2W) solutions are fully motion compensated and are tailor-made to make clients’ offshore operations safer and more efficient.

Ampelmann moves people from ships as well as shores to offshore structures. The company’s gangway systems are designed for different wave heights, weather conditions and vessel sizes.

Pros & Limitations
Active motion compensation
Proven track record & reliability
24/7 h service
Fast mobilisation
User comfort
Not fully integrated in vessel's design concept
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Oil & Gas, Wind, Decommissioning (incl. Well services) and Crew Change. 
Active motion compensation, stepless approach, switch between people & cargo transfer mode in 1 min. 
Cargo handling
E1000 system: ability to transfer cargo up to 1000kg | Other cargo handling: trolley
Certifications / licences
System: Lloyd's certified | Sea fastening: DNV approved
Implementation time
No modifications to landing location needed | "Plug and play" with mobilisation within 24 hours
Motion compensation
Six degrees of freedom and fully motion compensated.
Ability to transfer fluids, people and cargo.
Safe transfers up to 4.5m Hs.
Working at height
Flexible landing heights and pedestals available as an add-on.


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Ampelmann is the leading offshore access provider that delivers safe and efficient access solutions to the global offshore energy sector. Its innovative approach to offshore access has propelled the company forwards as a key global player with strong local presences in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Ampelmann’s diverse portfolio of modular and energy efficient gangways is tailored to meet every local and global demand, providing reliable and consistent access to offshore installations in a variety of sea states and weather conditions.

The company’s growing fleet of gangway systems includes solutions for crew change, cargo and decommissioning operations in the offshore oil and gas, wind and floating wind markets. The company operates on a full-service business model and provides its renting and buying clients with trained operators, 24/7 operational support and digital management tools to improve uptime and ensure maximum efficiency during offshore operations.

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