People transfer

The A-type is the offshore access system for performing safe personnel transfers in sea states up to 3m Hs. Because of its full motion compensation, there is no movement in the gangway during operation, resulting in the safest and most comfortable way of people transfer. The A-type can transfer 20 people in under five minutes from a vessel to a fixed or floating object.

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Compensation: 3.0m Hs
Footprint: 6.3 x 7.2m
Weight: 39mT
Gangway length: 20m or 25m
Ampelmann gangway

Safe and efficient people transfer

About the A-type

The A-type is a fully motion compensated gangway system designed to transfer 20 personnel safely and efficiently in under five minutes as well as move cargo loads up to 100kg with the KIB cargo basket from vessels to offshore structures. With the longest track record in the Ampelmann fleet, the A-type has enabled hundreds of projects worldwide.

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Base configuration
Certification Lloyd's certified. Sea fastening: DNV approved
Power (E)HPU (20 ft) and tool container (20 ft)
Vessel requirements Larger than 55m

Plug and play: system mobilised within 24 hours


No modifications to landing location needed


Vessel requirements: larger than 55m


Press release - 11 June 2020

  • Ampelmann sells winterised A-type gangway system
  • Ampelmann sells winterised A-type gangway system

    Ampelmann has secured a contract with Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander, member of the Royal Wagenborg Group, for the sale of a winterised A-type, a new motion compensated gangway system that combines the features of the original A-type with the ability to operate in extreme cold weather. The system will be installed on the first shallow draft ice-breaking Walk to Work (W2W) vessel that the shipyard is currently developing. READ MORE >

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