Houlder’s Personnel Transfer System is designed for DP offshore support vessels. It provides an efficient and safe method of transferring people to and from offshore structures. The hydraulically operated gangway provides both active and passive vessel motion compensation – creating a secure walk to work platform in seas of up to 3m significant wave height.
The Personnel Transfer System actively compensates for vessel motions during deployment. This allows for fast, accurate connection with the receiving structure or vessel. During personnel transfer the system operates in a passive stay-by mode. In this mode, system movement amplitude is monitored ready to interrupt transfer in a safe and controlled manner when safe envelope limits are reached.
Motions are illustrated below: