Next Generation Gangway Demo
Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced a new motion compensated gangway. After numerous simulations and virtual tests, the first manufactured gangway is currently being tested onshore at the Bosch Rexroth facilities in Boxtel, the Netherlands. 21 June the location was transformed into a presentation area to demonstrate the gangway.
Soon, the gangway will be installed on the offshore support vessel VOS Start of fleet operator Vroon. This ship will be used to transport technical personal to offshore wind turbines. The gangway will be mounted on a pedestal which holds an integrated elevator, used to transport both people and pallet trolleys from ship deck and levels below, to the level of the gangway – which can be literally at any height.