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The winning solution
05/06/2012 | Channel:
Equipment, Support Services
Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV) received a prestigious Hart’s Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.
The fiercely contested award was presented to Offshore Solutions as winner of the facilities category for its Offshore Access System (OAS).
The OAS is a 21-metre, hydraulically operated, telescopic gangway, fitted with an active heave compensation system, enabling the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation. It is the only heave compensated gangway system that can maintain a permanent connection and has an outstanding safety record, having transferred in excess of 120,000 personnel without any recordable incidents since 2006.
Lindsay Young, managing director at Offshore Solutions, said: “Winning this award is a significant achievement for us and is testament to the expert team at Offshore Solutions, who work diligently to deliver safety, efficiency and high productivity to clients through continuous development of the OAS.
“We are honoured that the capabilities of the system have been recognised and are confident that it will continue to lead the way in marine personnel transfer. The OAS continues to be one of the safest and most efficient methods for accessing offshore installations 24 hours a day.”