Crew Change

Getting you there

Ampelmann provides customised solutions to enable safe and efficient marine crew change operations. The latest addition to our fleet of gangway systems is the improved L-type system, specifically designed to suit the needs of fast and lightweight vessels typically used for transporting crews from shores to offshore structures and back. It can help save up to 30% on your logistics expenses in comparison to traditional methods, such as swing ropes and helicopters, by increasing the safety, efficiency and workability of 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 A-type Crew Change
  • Ampelmann L-type
  • Operations support in offshore oil and gas exploration

    The Ampelmann A-type system helped reduce operational expenses for this project by decreasing the need for helicopter transfers. See the project here.

  • Excellent alternative to swing roping

    This customer used to transfer their crew from their 35m monohull vessels to their platforms with swing ropes. They chose to implement multiple L-type solutions, which were integrated without the need for any vessel modifications. Since then, these systems have completed over 70,000 people transfers.

  • Replacing helicopters

    Our customer used to deploy helicopters for their Crew Change operations. This method was replaced by two fast 70m catamaran vessels, fitted with Ampelmann A-type systems, to service all their offshore platforms. Each day, approximately 200 people are being transferred to these offshore sites with two daily trips.

In the press

Ampelmann at ADIPEC 2018

Ampelmann is exhibiting at ADIPEC, one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry. Come visit us on 12-15 November 2018 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). We're at stand 11312, Hall 11 in the Holland Pavilion.

"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."

More information


Wiebe Jan Emsbroek

Market Manager Crew Change +31 6 2940 9793 LinkedIn