Safeway secures contract extension for Topaz Tangaroa

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/12/2021 Safeway

Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment has secured an extension of an existing rental contract supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel
Topaz Tangaroa.

The extension began in Q3 2021 and, as a result, the 28 metre-long walk-to-work Safeway Seagull gangway, with 3D crane function, is now expected to be utilised to the end of Q2 2022.  Currently, the Topaz Tangaroa is operating off Taiwan supporting offshore wind developments.

Wijnand van Aalst, CEO at Safeway, said: “The Safeway Seagull with its unique features including roll compensation, height adjustment, zero impact bumpering/hover mode and counterweight, has proven itself as very suitable for safely and efficiently transferring people and small cargo loads during cable installation campaigns.”

Safeway also announced the formation of the Board of Advisors for the Van Aalst Group/Safeway.  Jan Bruggenthijs, Daan Koornneef and Jan Willem van der Graaf have joined the board.

Wijnand van Aalst, CEO at Safeway, noted: “The role of this Advisory Board is to assist the company achieve its strategic growth objectives and market expansion. Their knowledge, mentorship, experience, and insights will help us to take the next step in the professionalisation of the Van Aalst Group/Safeway.”