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 The ‘Next Generation’ Gangway installed on the VOS StartBarge Master and Bosch Rexroth’s ‘Next Generation Gangway’ is in operation on the subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start from Vroon Offshore Services. The ship is chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore for the installation of wind turbines at the Walney Extension Wind Farm at the Irish Sea.

The gangway is certified under the new DNV-GL rules for motion-compensated gangways. The motion-compensated gangway is mounted on a height-adjustable pedes­tal with an integrated elevator. the pedestal makes it possible for the gangway to land on any height, keeping the gangway horizontal and providing stepless transfers. The system is able to compensate for wave heights up to 3 meters (Hs).

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