- Published: 15 January 2018 15 January 2018
Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann have joined forces to deploy a Walk to Work (W2W) solution for the Arkona offshore wind farm, located in the German Baltic Sea. Vroon’s VOS Stone vessel will be mobilised with an Ampelmann A400 gangway system.
The gangway will be utilised for the first time for W2W operations during array cabling work and commissioning of the Arkona offshore wind farm. The A400 gangway system, developed specifically for the offshore wind market, combines the established motion compensation technology of Ampelmann’s A-type system with a new wider gangway to support the use of generic cargo trolleys, as well as for euro sized pallet trolleys. The system can transfer multiple personnel at a time and features an elevator to support ‘stepless’ policies. The vessel will deploy in March 2018 with the project due to be completed by September.