Transfer at heights


Transfer at heights, safely and efficiently

The W-type is a new system specifically designed to serve the exact needs of the SOV market. With a wider, height adjustable gangway and the ability to transform into a crane, the system enables the efficient transfer of both personnel and cargo. It is fully electric, too, minimising the carbon footprint of offshore operations.

Compensation: 3.5m Hs

Cargo capacity: 2,000kg

Small footprint, fully integrated

Specifically tailored to SOVs

The value-add for the SOV market

  • Electric gangway with height adjustability of more than 10m makes personnel transfers safe and easy
  • Two gangway designs, 28m and 32m in length, optimised for trolley operations up to 400kg and hoisting cargo up to 2t in crane mode
  • Continuous access made possible by an elevator that brings personnel from the vessel directly to the gangway

Base configuration


People and cargo transfers up to 3.5m Hs

Landing height

Above 20m LAT

Gangway length

28m or 32m

Class certification


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.

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