People transfer: crew change


Developed for fast crew vessels

The S-type is the market solution for safe personnel transfers in crew change operations. The system is energy-efficient, designed for lightweight vessels and makes the continuous transfer of personnel to and from the offshore platform as easy as crossing the street.

Compensation: 3m Hs

Gangway length: 26m

Footprint: 6.3 x 7.2m

Weight: 25mt

The alternative to helicopters

The S-type is developed with lighweight, fast crew vessels in mind. The system is fully electric, thus very energy-efficient, and enables the continuous flow of personnel. It can transfer up to 50 people every five minutes. In cooperation with various stakeholders, Ampelmann ensures that the system is tailored to the needs of end clients and that it enables safe and efficient crew change operations.

Base configuration


System: Lloyd's certified

Gangway length



50kW with regeneration of energy

Ampelmann and Damen join forces

The combination of the Ampelmann S-type system and the Damen 7011 vessel is a solution for Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind operators with multiple platforms and a high volume of crew changes, who want to reduce logistical costs and increase availability.

Unlike helicopter transfers, this solution allows for more cost-effective [crew change](/crew-change) operations.


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