Offshore Wind

Ampelmann’s solutions ensure efficient operations and service throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. With innovation at the core of its products, Ampelmann has developed the E1000 and E5000 - unique systems in the market that can safely transfer both people and cargo in high sea states. The change between people and cargo transfer mode takes less than a minute and the press of one button.

Fully motion compensated cargo transfers up to 1 ton

Fastest connection time in the industry

98% technical availability through 24/7 support

Floating offshore wind

With a strong, years-long track record in offshore wind, Ampelmann is increasingly exploring the opportunities of providing safe access to floating wind farms, too.

Floating offshore wind is growing in prominence as it offers new possibilities for companies to harvest green energy. First commercial projects are expected to start in 2022 and the global potential of floating wind is to have 20 – 30 GW of installed capacity by 2030.

Ampelmann's hexapod technology is perfectly suited to compensate for the motions of two moving objects on the open sea. With several projects completed in the past, the company has worked in sea states above 3m Hs and has helped transfer around 1,000 personnel and over 17,000kg of cargo to floating wind farms.

Transfer at heights with the Ampelmann W-type system

A purpose-built SOV requires a purpose-built W2W system

With more wind farms to be developed in the coming years, especially in the North Sea, safe and efficient offshore access will be crucial. Close to 30 Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) will be built in the next 10 years and each of them will be looking to leverage the right W2W solution.

With its new W-type system, Ampelmann is ready to cater to the specific needs of offshore wind operators - from high operational efficiency to safe working at varying heights.

Interview: Ampelmann sets new course with SOV access system

"Offshore access specialist Ampelmann has unveiled a new walk-to-work system developed for the fast-growing service operation vessel (SOV) market," writes David Foxwell from Riviera Maritime Media.


With our fleet of over 60 operational systems, we can mobilise quickly and provide safe offshore access even in remote areas. We have developed specific systems for personnel transfers (A-type, E-type and the AEP) as well as for transferring loads – both small and large (A400, E1000, E5000 and SOV).

"With Ampelmann, we have experienced a very reliable system and thus very little downtime for system and vessel operations. Obviously, this has a high value in our calculations and comparisons."

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