Gangway companies forge Anglo-Dutch alliance
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”.