Safeway and Tyne Gangway start cooperation

Port of Tyne © Safeway

Dutch Safeway, part of the Van Aalst Group, has signed a co-operation agreement with UK based Tyne Gangway. The cooperation allows the Van Aalst Group to provide services of its group of companies, including also Techano and Nortek, in the UK and grow its presence in the market of Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes.

Tyne Gangway, based in the Port of Tyne, designs and manufactures marine access systems, including aluminium gangways, accommodation ladders, shore-based pedestrian access equipment and special structures. The company is part of Benbecula group which also includes Lift-Rite Engineering Services, a provider of a wide range of lifting gear appliances and engineering.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm
Safeway, a Dutch provider of gangway systems, was recently contracted to work on Equinor and SSE Renewables’ 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is built in three phases and will be served from the Port of Tyne. The company will provide their Safeway Osprey type of gangway, to be mounted on OHT’s wind farm installation vessel MV Alfa Lift.

Tyne Gangway can provide the aluminium inner and outer boom and location for fast servicing for any Safeway and Techano products used on the Dogger Bank Supply base and Service Offshore Vessels (SOVs) serving local offshore wind farms.

Techano and Nortek
With Techano and Nortek Services AS Kristiansand – Norway based companies, Van Aalst Group is even more ready for Renewables market in UK area. Techano produces for example 3D cranes for offshore and renewables industry and they have a strong market share in the rising Aquaculture market. Nortek is specialised in service for load handling equipment, providing remote service and is a specialist in solving software, electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical problems in cranes or gangways.

Van Aalst Group’s CEO Wijnand van Aalst: “The local UK team will support Van Aalst’s business perfectly, further the alliance and will allow both Safeway and Tyne Gangway to grow collaborative engineering, production and servicing teams to create synergies to strengthen their sales proposition.”

Tyne Gangway’s Managing Director James Russell: “Together we can make major steps to provide a higher level of service and product range”

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