Norway- based gangway distributor Ulmatec has actually safeguarded an agreement for the supply of a 32-meter activity made up gangway and also logistics support group for ECO Edison, the initial U.S.-built Jones Act solution procedure vessel (SOV).
This 260-foot vessel will certainly be developed for Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) by North American Shipbuilding, an ECO associate, and also will certainly have the ability to fit 60 professionals. Once full, the vessel will promptly supply functional assistance out of Port Jefferson, New York for Ørsted and also Eversource’s joint endeavor overseas wind profile, that includes South Fork Wind, Revolution Wind and also Sunrise Wind.
Describing its gangway which will certainly be set up on the vessel, Ulmatec stated, “The gangway offers superior workability with its 12-meter telescope compensation range, infinitely adjustable access height (to the wind turbines), integrated elevator in the gangway pedestal, and the potential for power regeneration during gangway operations.”
According to the business, logistics will certainly be less complex with self-governing carts along the stepless gangway, and also loading and also discharging of the vessel will certainly be finished with an incorporated 6 statistics bunch crane feature. For overseas usage, a totally 3-D made up, 3 statistics bunch crane will certainly come using the bottom of the gangway.
“Our gangway system is fully DP integrated, assisting the crew in choosing the right access point and route between the wind turbines” said Bjørn Gjerde, Sales Manager at Ulmatec.
Chief Commercial Officer Bjørnar Huse added, “This is our first large contract for a gangway and reinforces our efforts in this market. We have delivered cargo handling systems, boat landings, gangway pedestals, and accessories within this sector for over a decade. With the gangway, we have a full product program for handling equipment on an offshore wind vessel. Our service organization can fully support the U.S. market with remote assistance from our engineers in Norway.”