A contract has been awarded to Marine Aluminium (MA) to build a telescopic gangway for Edda Accommodation, which is owned by Østensjø shipping. The gangway is being built at the Hyundai shipyards in Korea and will be tailor-made to fit the company’s accommodation vessel. The vessel will provide construction support and additional living quarters for personnel during maintenance of offshore installations worldwide. The gangway is equipped with an adjustable pedestal, internal access ways and active heave compensation. It is due for delivery in the end of the year.
MA Sales Director Arild Frøkedal said: "This gangway measures 55.5m at full length and it is the longest telescopic gangway ever built. It represents a milestone for this type of product and we aim to develop this successful product even further in the future."
Østensjø CEO Mr Johan Rokstad said: "We are happy that the contract for this project was awarded to a company that we can trust 100% and we know that MA is perfectly capable of solving the task, with their experience and support and their innovative approach. We are also happy to support a local company and I am pleased that Marine Aluminum won this contract."
MA, based at Karmøy in Norway, is a world-leading manufacturer of helidecks and telescopic gangways. More than 60 telescopic gangways have been delivered since the company was established in 1953. Telescopic gangways provide safe access for offshore personnel on floating accommodation, platforms and ships. Telescopic gangways from MA are in use all over the world and do not require any modification to the rig, ship or platform for landing the gangways.