Apr 28, 2023 | offshore marine news

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has extended its run of orders for walk-to-work gangway technology from Edda Wind, after receiving a contract to equip the eighth service vessel in succession for the Østensjø Group operation.

The vessel, scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024, will be equipped with MacGregor’s Horizon all-electric walk-to-work gangway. The sustainable technology is said to offer the ability to deliver the lowest possible emissions, significantly reducing the vessel’s overall environmental footprint. The redundancy level of the equipment exceeds class requirements, ensuring minimal unplanned downtime.

The Horizon gangway ensures optimised logistics flow, offering what is believed to be the widest gangway bridge currently available and the largest passenger lift integrated on a gangway tower structure, which offers stepless connection from deck levels to gangway level. Safety and efficiency are enhanced by an augmented reality operator station (AROS), which increases logistics support by allowing a single operator to seamlessly change between crane and gangway operation from a centralised control station on the vessel’s bridge. The system is interconnected to a Colibri 5t 3D motion compensated crane, whose design is distinguished by its agility in compensating loads in 3D mode.

MacGregor has a long-stablished collaboration with Edda Wind, involvement from an early design stage ensuring that the position of the equipment is optimised for overall vessel efficiency.

Pasi Lehtonen, SVP, Offshore Solutions Division, said: “MacGregor is delighted to have yet another order to supply critical equipment to the Edda Wind newbuildings. This is the eighth in the series of walk-to-work systems delivered to Edda Wind. We acknowledge the market validation of our capabilities in equipping this type of SOV system globally. It also reaffirms our strong commitment to provide enhanced sustainable solutions and services to our customers.”

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