Ampelmann secures first China contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 15/09/2021 Ampelmann
Ampelmann has secured its first contract offshore China with the support of its local partner in the region Leading Marine (HK) CO. Limited. The company will provide the A-type gangway, one of its flagship systems, to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province.
By the end of October 2021, Ampelmann will provide the A-type on the client’s new 60m Service Operation Vessel (SOV) named “MV Guang An Yun Wei 88”. It will be first the SOV equipped with a motion compensated gangway in China. The system will support the transfer of personnel at Guangdong Yangjiang offshore Wind Farm located 40 nautical miles offshore in waters with a depth of around 40 metres.

The contract covers a minimum period of six months and could possibly be extended for another half a year.
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” said Vincent Chua, Business Developer at Ampelmann. “With it we can show the value of our systems and raise the standard of both safety and efficiency of offshore access operations in the area.”

The company provides multiple services to maintain technical reliability and increase workability. Services include 24/7 operations support and digital tools that give their clients insight into the workability of their operations.
Following the first project in China, Ampelmann is looking into the possibility of training local operators to support upcoming projects in the country.