Ampelmann continues involvement in US offshore wind market with new order from Seaway7

Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access specialist, has received an order from Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway. The gangway will support the construction of a major US coast offshore wind project.

The order not only marks the first collaboration of Seaway7 and Ampelmann in the Americas but will also see the first tour of duty of the E5000 outside of Europe.

Biggest motion compensated system

The E5000 is the biggest motion compensated system in the world. With a lifting capacity of 4,600kg, it is the only gangway in its class that can enable both safe and efficient personnel transfers as well as cargo operations in variable sea states, the company says.

Based on the proven technology of the E1000, it can switch between crane and gangway mode in less than a minute. Because of its high cargo bearing capacity, the E5000 is particularly well equipped to lift heavier generators, including fuel and cables, that are required for larger turbines.

Presence in the USA

The order marks the company’s third offshore wind project involvement in the USA, following the South Fork and Vineyard Wind projects.

Ampelmann has grown considerably in the last few years, expanding its local presence with trained operators and two new offices on the East Coast of the United States, in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Though headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has established its base in the US, offering fully localised operational support through its locally hired operators, maintenance and project managers as well as warehouse coordinators. Source: Ampelmann

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