WALK-TO-WORK SYSTEMS BRING EFFICIENCIES TO OFFSHORE MAINTENANCE
The Offshore Support Journal has interviewed David Ross, our Deputy Chief Executive Officer about our award-winning MMA Pinnacle Walk to Work Project.
In this interview, David Ross revealed how we adopted the walk-to-work (W2W) crew transfer solution for a maintenance operations project on an energy company’s assets in Australia’s North West Shelf region.
One of our flagships, the MMA Pinnacle, an 87.8 m multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) was fitted with a pedestal-mounted gangway from Safeway for the two-scope project, which is the first application of such a system for platform shutdown maintenance in the region.
OSJ writes: "MMA Offshore undertook a series of studies which combined an analysis of the vessel and gangway performance, prevailing weather conditions and the expected optimum DP orientation of the vessel to the platform, to determine equipment and its position on deck. With a gangway type identified, more detailed operational considerations were analysed, including prevailing weather conditions (eg currents, wind and wave magnitude and direction), gangway functionality, number of passengers and frequency of transfer, safe access, traffic flow, DP and gangway operability."
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