Offshore access solutions offered by Ampelmann are very popular. Ampelmann incorporates advanced technology in its products that simplifies access of stationary structures by a moving vessel. It is not an easy job to provide offshore access ‘as easy as crossing a street’ from a moving vessel, but Ampelmann has proved that nothing is impossible. It has come up with products that help in making the top of the moving vessel stationary in comparison to the offshore structure, for this it uses 6 hydraulic engines.
Ampelann products provide safety even when the weather is turbulent. Thousands of people use these products in their day to day life to go to work. They can walk to work with utmost ease as the offshore gangway is extended till the stationary structure.
Ampelmann’s A-type has been created to help transfer people and light weight cargos and equipments from a vessel to structures that may be fixed or floating. This system comprises of hexapod that is self-stabilizing along with six hydraulic cylinders. Each cylinder is 2 meters long, together these six cylinders can compensate for heave motions of up to 2.5 metres.
Ampelmann’s E-type is based on self stabilizing same as the A-type only that it is bigger in size. The E-type is big its cylinders are 1.5 times more in size than the ones incorporated in the A-type. These systems can operate without any issues in the severe sea states. These systems can handle heavy load which is why they are in true sense a perfect base for cargo transfer system. They can also be used to keep helipads stable.
Amplemann has been producing amazing systems for transfer of cargo and people. KIB is one such system that can help in transferring cargo around 100 Kgs of weight at a height up to 20 metres above the sea level. It remains horizontal all the time with the help of two actuators. Another product by the name of ‘Slideway’ is very popular. It is like a passive gangway that can be mounted between the Ampelmann’s transfer deck and the deck of the vessel. It ensures that when the cargo is being transferred one cannot feel the relative motion between the vessel’s deck and the stationary deck. As the name suggests Slideway is made up of two bridge parts that can easily slide.
‘Butler’ and ‘Ship to Ship’ are two more very popular products by Ampelmann. Butler can help in transferring cargo that is up to 300 Kgs in weight with complete stability. ‘Ship to Ship’ on the other hand is useful in scenario where there is need to transfer cargo between two vessels. Since both the vessels are moving, this product incorporates and extra component to track the motion and provide stability accordingly.