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SMST and DOF Subsea ink W2W contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 11/05/2021 SMST

SMST recently signed a contract with DOF Subsea for the deployment of a motion compensated gangway from the SMST rental fleet.

DOF is already operating the gangway on board its multipurpose vessel Skandi Constructor supporting walk-to-work of operations for crew and cargo at the Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm.

Beginning of April, the commissioning team of SMST travelled to FAYARD, the shipyard near Odense (Denmark), for the mobilisation of the gangway, the SMST Telescopic Access Bridge M-Series (TAB-M). In wintry conditions, the TAB was installed on 6 stacking modules for working on height up to over 24 meters. Subsequently, the vessel’s crew was trained by SMST for operating the gangway in the
Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm, for a term of up to 120 days.

“Flexibility is key for our project and SMST fits in perfectly with it. Their equipment easily adheres to the requirements of the two different projects for Siemens Gamesa”, says Øyvind Våge, Chartering Manager at DOF Management AS, “The collaboration between our two companies is also excellent. Together we achieved a very swift mobilization of the gangway. A great effort by all parties involved.”

After the first project in the North Sea for Siemens Gamesa, the Skandi Constructor will continue its work in the Baltic Sea, at the
Wikinger offshore wind farm. The SMST commissioning team will re-mobilise in Bremerhaven for this second project.

We are very pleased with DOF’s trust as a new partner for our rental gangways, and also with the recurring confidence in our equipment by Siemens Gamesa”, says Menno de Jong, Sales Manager at SMST, “We will do our utmost to ensure maximum safety and efficiency regarding their walk-to-work operations.”  


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