Ampelmann, the Netherlands-based offshore access provider, has passed a new milestone: more than 10,000 safe personnel transfers for Mobil Production Nigeria (MPN), the local entity of ExxonMobil. The A-type system was installed on the Jascon-55 vessel, which is operated by West African Ventures and conducting maintenance work for MPN. The project started in January 2019.

“We have completed over 10,000 safe transfers in under six months and enabled significant increases in available working hours,” said David Inman, Ampelmann’s Manager Sales & Business Development for Africa. “The uptake in W2W as a primary means of access for both project and crew change operations is growing regionally, and especially so in Nigeria.”

Ampelmann currently operates three W2W solutions, contracted through L.A.T.C. Marine. “With three active systems and more to come, the future of getting to work is becoming as easy as crossing the street.”

The A-type is operating as part of a long-term contract that makes it possible for more than 100 people to be transferred each day on average. Ampelmann is looking forward to a continued collaboration with all parties involved. 

Ampelmann will be exhibiting at Nigeria Oil & Gas 2019 from 2-4 July at booth E140 in the ICC, Abuja. Ampelmann designs and delivers innovative, safe, reliable and efficient transfer solutions to the offshore energy industries globally. With a track record of more than 5.2 million safe people transfers, over 11 million kg cargo transfers and 300 projects worldwide, Ampelmann operates in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.

Ampelmann currently maintains a fleet of 60 operational systems used for transferring crews and cargo to offshore structures. Its solutions are tailored to the needs of different market segments, sea states, cargo and crew loads, and are used by the key players in the global industry.

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