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Safeway GannetLifting equipment

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Made with trolley operations in mind

Safeway GannetLifting equipment

Made with trolley operations in mind

Designed for installation on newbuild SOV’s, the Safeway Gannet is a perfect match for offshore wind farm O&M scope. 

Concept design

Safeway/Van Aalst Group saw an opportunity to improve the motion compensated offshore access system to evolving requirements for walk-to-work systems. They decided to team up their gangway knowledge with our experience developing innovative equipment tools. Together we designed a product that in addition to improved personnel and cargo transfer, can now also carry trolleys for equipment and tools to a turbine.

Specifications

Launched in
2020
Maximum boom length
28
Telescopic stroke
10
General workability
Hs=3.5m
Max. bridge luffing stroke
-20 / +25 degrees
Loading handling
2.000 kg

Concept design

  • Preliminary design package
  • Preliminary tender information for inquiries

The Safeway involves the necessary technical feats. Made with trolley operations in mind the Safeway Gannet has a step-less transfer and 1.2m transit width.

The access systems installed on the vessels will be able to connect and transfer personnel and equipment in a significant wave height of 3.5m Hs, compared to the industry norm of 2.5m Hs.

Like some of the other Safeway gangways, the Safeway Gannet will also be able to transfer cargo using the hook on the tip of the gangway. Safeway’s gangways are currently capable of lifting 1,000 kg, but the Safeway Gannet will provide an option for lifting 2,000 kg.

In addition to personnel and cargo transfer, the Safeway Gannet can also carry trolleys of the type that many offshore operators like to use to take equipment and tools across to a turbine. By combining trolley operation with cargo lifts Safeway is confident the Gannet will be popular in the demanding and fast-growing SOV market worldwide.

We believe that compared to a system without roll compensation, you can complete transfers 25-30% more quickly.

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