Safeway secures Seagull type gangway rental contract extension in Taiwan

Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment, reported that it has secured an extension of an existing rental contract for the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa in Taiwan.

The extension began in Q3 2021 and is expected to last till the end of Q2 2022. Currently, the Topaz Tangaroa is successfully operating off Taiwan supporting Van Oord‘s vessel Nexus with cable installation work at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms. The 28 metre-long walk-to-work Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway, with 3D crane function, is deployed to transfer personnel and cargo.

On the announcement of the contract extension, Wijnand van Aalst, CEO at Safeway, said: “The Safeway Seagull with its unique features including roll compensation, height adjustment, zero impact bumpering/hover mode and counterweight, has proven itself as very suitable for safely and efficiently transferring people and small cargo loads during cable installation campaigns.”

Safeway, a company within the Van Aalst group of companies, also supplied a gangway to Heerema Marine Contractors, for deployment on the CSV Normand Baltic.

Chairman Jan Bruggenthijs, and members Daan Koornneef and Jan Willem van der Graaf

New Board of Advisors

The company also shared that it has formed a Board of Advisors for the Van Aalst Group/Safeway. The Board of Advisors is formed by industry experts Jan Bruggenthijs, Daan Koornneef and Jan Willem van der Graaf.

Wijnand van Aalst, CEO at Safeway, noted: “The role of this Advisory Board is to assist the company achieve its strategic growth objectives and market expansion. Their knowledge, mentorship, experience, and insights will help us to take the next step in the professionalisation of the Van Aalst Group/Safeway.” Source: Safeway

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