Crew Change


Preferred choice of oil majors

Ampelmann provides customised solutions and services to enable safe and efficient marine crew change operations. With a proven track record, we operate by the highest standards in the industry, which makes us the preferred choice for IOCs worldwide. BP, Shell and ExxonMobil are among those currently. The latest addition to our fleet of systems is the improved L-type, designed to suit the needs of fast and lightweight crew vessels. With it, clients can save on logistics expenses compared to traditional transfer methods by increasing the safety, efficiency and workability of their crew change operations.



With our fleet of active motion compensated gangway systems, we can mobilise quickly and enable safe and reliable crew change operations on a daily basis. Our systems are suited to smaller, fast crew vessels and are able to transfer personnel in calm (L-type) as well as rougher waters (A-type).

A-type L-type

Reference projects

  • Ampelmann L-type Crew Change 2018
  • Ampelmann L-type Brunei 2018
  • Ampelmann A-type Crew Change
  • Crew Change off the coast of Nigeria

    Ampelmann has been working with vessel owner L.A.T.C. Marine Limited, on behalf of ExxonMobil, for the supply of two L-type gangway systems to offshore Nigeria. The L-type is particularly suited to small crew change vessels and allows a continuous flow of up to 50 personnel every five minutes. Read more about it here.

  • Making personnel transfers in Brunei safer and more efficient

    Ampelmann has been operating in Brunei for several years now, making it easier, safer and more efficient for end client Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) to transfer their personnel to offshore platforms and back.

  • Operations support in offshore oil and gas exploration

    Our customer used to deploy helicopters for their Crew Change operations but this method was replaced by two fast crew vessels, fitted with Ampelmann A-type systems to service all their offshore platforms.The systems helped reduce operational expenses for this project by decreasing the need for helicopter transfers. See the project here.

"The main drivers in the crew change market are safety and efficiency. There is an increasing awareness among international oil companies that current operations can be significantly improved in these areas to ultimately increase productivity."

Ampelmann at ADIPEC

Ampelmann will exhibit at ADIPEC. Join us for four days of networking and industry insights.

When11-14 November 2019
WhereADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
BoothHall 11, Stand 11318, Holland Pavilion
11-14 November 2019
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Jayne Moran

Country Manager - Qatar and Sales & BD Manager - Egypt, Middle East & Caspian +974 3048 2404 LinkedIn
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David Inman

Manager Sales & Business Development - Africa +31 6 3197 5834 LinkedIn

Joeri Poelmann

Area Manager - Asia Pacific +31 6 1159 6154 LinkedIn

Gus DeOliveira

Business Development Manager - USA, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago +1 832 859 0048 LinkedIn