Gangway companies forge Anglo-Dutch alliance

In: Equipment
26/01/2021
Safeway gangway and Tyne gangway have entered into a co-operation agreement for the future development of both companies and to strengthen their offerings for Motion Compensated Gangways and 3D cranes.

Tyne Gangway is located, less than a mile from Equinor’s selected supply base of the Dogger Bank wind farm project. The company designs and manufactures marine access systems, including aluminium gangways, accommodation ladders, shore-based pedestrian access equipment and special structures. Tyne Gangway is part of UK owned Benbecula group which includes Lift-Rite Engineering Services which provides a range of lifting gear appliances and engineering.  

Tyne Gangway’s Managing Director, James Russell, said: “Tyne Gangway is perfectly located to provide local services to the Port of Tyne and the wider UK now offering the services of the Van Aalst Group of companies such as Safeway and Techano. Together we can make major steps to provide a higher level of service and product range”.

Safeway is a Dutch company, part of the Van Aalst Group, and specialises in the design and production of offshore transfer equipment. Together with the other Van Aalst companies, Techano and Nortek, Safeway is able to provide full services for the transfer of personnel and cargo during offshore operations.

Techano produces for example 3D cranes for offshore and renewables industry. Nortek is specialised in service for load handling equipment, providing remote service and they are a hands-on specialist to solve any software, electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical problem in cranes or gangways.


Van Aalst Group’s CEO, Wijnand van Aalst, commented: “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. Safeway is already contracted to work on Dogger Bank Wind Farm with a Safeway Osprey type of gangway, mounted on OHT’s wind farm installation vessel MV Alfa Lift”.


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