Survitec has signed a partnership agreement with Netherlands-based manufacturer Evacuator Worldwide for the global distribution rights to the pioneering emergency descent system, Evacuator.
The Evacuator is the world’s first fire-proof and panic proof emergency descent system designed to evacuate people from heights of up to 300m. It is developed for structures that previously relied upon rope-based descent systems or those that had no emergency evacuation options available at all.
The emergency descent system can be deployed within 10 seconds and can be fire-proofed up to 1750°C for 30 minutes. It is a fully mechanical system so does not require a power supply, ensuring operational availability and reliability at all times and in all circumstances. It is available with a range of steal cable lengths and evacuation capacities and offers a simple “click-on-and-go” mechanism that automatically controls the descent at a speed of one metre per second.
The Evacuator was introduced to the market in April and will now solely marketed and distributed by Survitec across all industry sectors. Under the agreement, Survitec will also provide after-sales service, training and installation support to Evacuator customers.
The Evacuator emergency descent system is an invention by Eugene Verstegen, co-owner of Evacuator Worldwide. Verstegen said: “Demand for the Evacuator is now on a global scale. In partnering with Survitec we find the perfect platform to propel distribution of the Evacuator to the next level. We are now able to tap into the full breadth and knowledge of Survitec’s worldwide sales, service and distribution network to ensure that all those working in high-rise structures, whether on land or sea, now have access to the most optimum means of escape possible.”
Ross Johnston, Head of Sales at Survitec, said: “We are immensely proud to partner with Evacuator Worldwide, having put in place a long-term strategy to drive improvements in safety standards through innovation. Evacuator is a world-class improvement in safety allowing personnel to rapidly evacuate from a wide range of structures, including wind turbines, harbour and gantry cranes, offshore installations and civil structures.”
Robert Ledingham, Account Manager, Survitec, said: “As part of Survitec’s diversification studies on the Offshore Wind sector, we identified a gap in our portfolio and evacuation planning within the industry. This is where the partnership with Evacuator came into focus.”
Under the partnership, Survitec has already supplied and installed Evacuator systems to some offshore wind energy projects in the world. Source: Survitec