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Ampelmann pens two new gangway deals in APAC region

Dutch offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region.

Ampelmann said on Thursday that two A-type systems made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and would enable both short- and long-term walk to work operations.

The contract for India is with a vessel owner and operator MMA Offshore. This contract will see the A-type installed on the MWV Falcon to enable top-side maintenance work. The campaign will go on for 195 days, with the possibility to extend.

Ramesh Namasivayam, commercial manager Australia, India, Indonesia from Ampelmann, said: “We are excited to be working on our second campaign in India, as it brings us that much closer to the local market.”

This is also the second contract between Ampelmann and MMA Offshore. The first one, secured earlier this year, enabled a similar work scope in Brunei.

The company also signed a contract to supply an A-type W2W system onboard the vessel NPP Nusantara, operating in Indonesia with PT Bintang Subsea Indonesia.

The contract is for 30 days firm, with options to extend, for supporting personnel transfers between the vessel and a floating asset. The NPP Nusantara will be used as a floatel to accommodate the personnel needed at the location.

Kenny Black, technical director of PT Bintang Subsea Indonesia, said: “The adoption of the Ampelmann gangway system to support this program has without a doubt increased the safety and efficiency of the day-to-day transfer operations for the crew.”

Joeri Poelmann, Asia Pacific director at Ampelmann, added: “We are happy to have gained the trust of PT Bintang Subsea as an offshore access provider. This campaign is a great opportunity to expand our work in Indonesia and bring a higher level of safety and efficiency to offshore operations in the region.”

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