Fredrik von Heland
Master Marine, Offshore Access AB
Safe boarding of offshore structures
Offshore Access AB is developing a system to allow a safe and fast access to offshore structures. Transferring personnel and equipment from a service vessel to any structure at sea has always been a difficult operation. Oil rigs, accommodation platforms, wind turbine foundations and ships all have the same problems; personal injuries, damage to the transfer vessel or to the structure itself and the time factor. This has forced the industry to develop sophisticated methods at high costs, often vulnerable to single point failures. Offshore Access AB offer to the market is a straight forward robust system with low maintenance at a moderate cost. It will also allow for smaller workboats to be used, this put together is vital, especially for the offshore wind industry where margins are tight and good accessibility a must. Full scale demonstrations will take place in Oskarshamn, Sweden, during Q4 2018.