Ampelmann Operations B.V.
Accessing any offshore structure can be problematic due to the movement of a vessel compared to the structure. The Ampelmann system eliminates any relative motion by compensating its transferdeck and telescoping gangway, using 6 hydraulic cylinders, ensuring safe and efficient offshore access.
Accessing any offshore structure can be problematic due to the movement of a vessel compared to the structure. Ampelmann has developed the solution for this challenge. Similar to a flight simulator, the Ampelmann eliminates any relative motion by taking instant measurements of the ships motions and then compensates them by using 6 hydraulic cylinders. The result: the top of the Ampelmann remains completely stationary compared to the structure. The offshore gangway can then be extended towards the structure so all personnel can walk to work offshore safely, even in high wave conditions. Ampelmann is a high-tech offshore personnel transfer company focusing on development, construction and lease of offshore access solutions. The company was founded in 2008 as a spin-off of the Delft University of Technology. The core technology is the Ampelmann system, a motion compensation platform that allows easy, fast and safe access from a moving vessel to offshore structures. With a doubling of the fleet every year since 2008, Ampelmann currently operates 50 systems world-wide, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from various types of vessels to offshore oil & gas platforms, offshore wind turbines, FPSOs and all other fixed and floating structures at sea. Ampelmanns base model is the A-type. The platform has 2m stroke cylinders and gangways of 25m maximum reach. The E-type, with 3m stroke cylinders can carry up to 100 tons of payload. It\'s fitted standard with a 30m gangway and client-specific gangway and crane types reaching to maximum 65m. Ampelmann continues to build its fleet of standard systems adding innovations in application: ship-to-ship functionality, cargo transfer, hose support and many more. We make offshore access as easy as crossing the street.