Increasing activity in the SOV market

Through the collaboration with Uptime International, Seaonics have delivered control systems for active motion compensated gangways since 2011 and have today more than 25 systems in operation.

Published: 09/24/2020 Updated: 09/25/2020

Autonomous landing system

The delivery for Uptime 30 marked a milestone with the first autonomous landing system and an integrated trolley crane for load transfers. The delivery was for Ulstein`s new build Jules Werne for the Bernhard Schulte company Windea, a battery hybrid SOV based on Ulsteins SX195. The vessel is operated by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and has entered a 10-year contract with GE.

The control system for the gangway has a autonomous connection sequence with auto deploy and auto park, with artificial intelligence functionality to learn from historical data.



Load transfers with trolley crane  

The crane is desiged according to DNVGL-ST-0378 and is fully specked with
- 4T (2-fall) SWL in Harbour/Deck mode
- 2T (2-fall) SWL in Offshore mode
- Ship to ship mode, AOPS, MOPS and emergency lowering

The crane is also controlled from the same user interface (GUI/Joystick) as the gangway through quick transition in GUI.


Increasing focus on the SOV market
For Seaonics this was a milestone in delivery of autonomous control systems, and further development with the collaboration with Uptime, Ulstein and Bernhard Schulte. Seaonics is continously increasing the focus on wind and SOV market with several design companies and offering comprehensive SOV equipment packages including 3D compensated crane. Stay tuned for more!


Want to know more about Seaonics SOV packages please contact Ståle Fure.


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