People transfer in remote, extreme cold areas

The N-type is the proven system that lets you transfer personnel safely in extreme cold weather. Known as the Icemann, it is fully operational in temperatures as low as -28°C, ice, snow, and sea states up to 3.5m Hs. It is fully motion compensated, resulting in zero movement of the gangway.

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Compensation: 3.5m Hs
Temperature: designed to withstand -40°C
Footprint: 12 x 13m
Gangway length: 32m
N-type Icemann Ampelmann

Year-round safe offshore access in extreme cold regions

People transfer

With the equipment covers, heating and insulation, the N-type can operate year-round in regions with below-freezing temperatures, ice and snow. The system improves the safety and efficiency of your operations through active motion compensation and flexibility in platform landing locations and directions.

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Base configuration
Certification General system: Lloyd’s Register | Winterisation: DNV-GL OS-A201
Gangway length 32m, telescoping stroke 8m
Power EHPU, tool container and all main equipment included in equipment bay underneath gangway
Vessel requirement Larger than 70m

Full operational ability in extreme cold weather


Covered transfer deck, gangway and operator cabin


Main components stored in heated equipment bay for reliable operations



  • Ampelmann sells winterised A-type gangway system to Royal Niestern Sander shipyard
  • 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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