Vessels and Access forum 2017

Windpower Monthly Vessels And Access Forum


ESNA is an independent ship design company for high-speed vessels.  We specialize in air cushioned catamaran/Surface Effect Ships (SES). Our main customers are ship-owners, vessel operators and shipyards.
ESNA operates at the crossroad between advanced military and commercial high speedcraft technology and the market for offshore renewable energy and maritime operations.
ESNA develops and realizes vessel designs with outstanding performance, seakeeping and comfort, higher speed and with lower power consumption and emissions for a greener future. 

Tidal Transit Ltd provide access, transport and crew transfer services to the industries of the North Sea. 
Operating from the North Norfolk coast we specialise in safe, speedy and efficient travel for those working in the offshore wind energy sector. 
Our fleet of custom-built, high specification wind farm work boats offer unparalleled stability and are crewed by fully qualified personnel with a thorough local knowledge and maritime experience.

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. With around 500 members of staff, we are active in projects both at domestically and abroad, in joint efforts with the industry, government authorities and research institutes.
We do this from our locations in Petten, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Brussels and China. ECN’s research has a major influence on day-to-day life. In this, we perform an important role for the society of today and the future.

Global Renewables Shipbrokers is an independent ship broker specializing in offshore tonnage and offshore vessels that are available for projects harnessing wind, wave and tidal energy as renewable energy sources. Our team of thirteen ship brokers has established contacts over many years to the international ship broker and shipping industry and draws on an in-depth pool of technical expertise at the same time.
For many years GRS has been supporting its clients in global and independent procurement and bidding procedures and, in so doing, has not only assured them of adherence to and optimization of deadlines, but has also identified possible cost reductions with all important suppliers in the offshore industry.

Umoe Mandal AS was founded in 1989 in Mandal, Norway, as a purpose-built shipyard specializing in composite Fiber Reinforced Plastic hull building materials and components.
We have grown steadily and today, we are the leading supplier of high speed, lightweight composite air-cushion catamarans and components for a variety of advanced applications in maritime, offshore and naval industries worldwide.
Our history of more than two decades of delivering pioneering naval vessels has set the ground-work for expanding into world-class commercial craft. Based on the same proven air-cushion catamaran and Surface Effect Ship technology, but tailored to suit crew transfer applications in Renewables, Oil & Gas, and Defense industries is our latest WAVECRAFT TM series of new generation Crew Transfer Vessels.
These revolutionary craft guarantee rapid transit time, excellent seakeeping and passenger comfort,unique boarding capabilities, superior fuel economy and reduced environmental footprint. In a class of their own, WAVECRAFT TM vessels are a competitive alternative not only to other crew transfer crafts, but also to helicopters.

UPTIME International develops, markets for sale and rental, and installs motion compensated access equipment.
UPTIME develops total solutions with cargo handling, personnel handling, elevators, dual purpose pedestal and foundations and much more.

A+D is one of the worlds leading suppliers of Environmental Monitoring Systems (EMS) for the offshore oil and gas industry with more than 30 years of experience from offshore installations. Hundreds of oil rigs, FPSOs, drillships, oil terminals and other offshore and onshore installations have Weather Stations, Helideck Monitoring Systems (HMS) or EMS-systems designed, installed and serviced by A+D.
A+D can also supply Wind measurement systems for the wind energy market with special focus on the offshore windparks, including sensors and systems for Vessel Motion Monitoring, Sea Current measurements, Wave measurements, Meteorological and Oceanographic measurements, Structural stress measurements and SCADA systems.
A+D can also take full turn-key responsibility for Wind measurement systems, Weather Stations and complete Met mast instrumentation including sensors, data acquisition systems, communication systems, Power supply systems, Nav aids and more. This also includes design, documentation, installation, commissioning and later operation and maintenance support.

Damen is an international shipyard group but, at heart, we are still a family company. Whatever we do – whether it’s in our building activities or our services – we always aim to match our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.

We operate in every market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest. How do we build better boats? We listen carefully to our customers and we invest a great deal in innovation, research and development.

SMST Designers & Constructors BV specializes in the delivery of lifting, transportation, drilling and pipelay solutions, particularly for the maritime and offshore industry. These solutions can be standard or one-off products, and are always designed and built to customers’ specifications, drawing on years of expertise. As a growing company, SMST can deliver complete, turnkey systems. Producing clever, innovative and successful products is what drives us. Tell us what you want and we will create it for you.

The products and services of SMST are used worldwide in different market sectors: Energy, Offshore, Navy and Industry. For customers this means we deliver solutions over a wide range of possibilities, utilising our experience in these diverse areas.

From concept and product development, design and engineering, fabrication and production right through to commissioning, service and after sales: SMST. Wherever there’s a job to be done.

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base.

No organisation can match the breadth, talents or track record of the Clarksons broking capability - which is simply the most respected and successful in the maritime sector. Our brokers bring together companies with cargo to ship (charterers) and those with vessels capable of shipping it (owners). In short, our expertise helps make the transaction happen. Our clients move dry cargoes (iron ore, coal, grains etc) and wet cargoes (crude and refined oil and oil products), raw materials and finished products, gases and oils, chemicals and molasses... goods that any school student would recognise and many more that they would not. We transact business in every size of ship - from small units to those so large that they could not only swallow several football pitches, but complete stadia as well. These vessels criss-cross the oceans on the world's great arteries of trade, with every nautical mile managed and overseen by our team of around 1400 professionals in 46 offices worldwide.

From derivative products that have been pioneered at Clarksons to full investment banking services and tailored debt solutions, we also provide best-in-class financial services. Our role is to help clients identify and manage risk, fund transactions and bring deals to life that would often be impossible via more traditional routes.

Our research team is respected worldwide as the most authoritative provider of intelligence on global shipping and the offshore sector.

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