SEAONICS’ all-electrical gangway chosen by Norwind Offshore

We are excited to announce the sales of SEAONICS all-electric gangway to VARD and Norwind Offshore, and that electrification in offshore wind is moving forward.

Published: 08/26/2022 Updated: 08/29/2022

“With these new contracts, SEAONICS further reinforces its position as a supplier of specialised lifting and handling technology in the offshore wind market,” says Managing Director Håkon Fauske. The company signed the contract with the shipbuilding group VARD for installation aboard two of Norwind Offshore’s new vessels.

“Our objective is always to lead the way when it comes to developing fully electric handling and lifting solutions that help our customers in the offshore wind market to perform necessary maritime operations safely and effectively, and make the transition to zero net emissions,” says Fauske.

New generation of gangways

According to Ståle Fure, Head of Sales, SEAONICS is delighted to have been selected for these projects. “The deliverable comprises a ‘Walk to Work’ gangway from our newly developed SOV concept, whose primary focus is effective cargo and personnel handling,” he continues.  

The SEAONICS ECMC Gangway is a new generation of ‘Walk to Work’ gangways that features groundbreaking improvements in technology. With growing demand for autonomous operations and functions, the company has developed an auto-landing system based on imaging and sensor technology to minimise the risk of human error during critical operations.

The fully electric gangway compensates for the vessel’s movements on three axes to keep the tip still and land it safely on bottom-fixed installations, such as offshore wind turbines and sub-stations. The technology also provides more efficient, precise and reliable operations, while helping to minimise their impact on the marine environmental.

Roy Ove Standal, COO in Norwind Offshore says: “Norwind Offshore looking forward to having SEAONICS new fully electric gangway system installed onboard two of our newbuilds.

We are pleased to have deliveries from a local company within our maritime cluster with long track record and are excited to contribute to development of safe and efficient walk-to-work operations for the offshore wind market."


For more information about SEAONICS products for the offshore wind market contact Sales Manager Offshore Wind Petter Nesset.


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