Wagenborg strengthens market position with Ampelmann gangway installation on W2W vessel Kingsborg
01 May 2024

Wagenborg strengthens market position with Ampelmann gangway installation on W2W vessel Kingsborg

Wagenborg, a leading maritime service provider, has recently announced a significant upgrade to its walk-to-work (W2W) vessel, Kingsborg. The vessel returned to the Niestern Sander shipyard for the installation of an A-type Ampelmann gangway, further enhancing its capabilities in the offshore energy sector, particularly in the Southern North Sea.

Ampelmann gangway: a game-changer for Wagenborg

The installation of the Ampelmann gangway is a strategic move by Wagenborg to strengthen its position in the highly competitive walk-to-work market. This advanced gangway system offers several advantages, including:

  • Improved safety during personnel transfer
  • Increased operational efficiency
  • Enhanced accessibility to offshore structures
  • Reduced costs associated with downtime and delays

With the Ampelmann gangway, Kingsborg can now provide a safer and more efficient means of transferring personnel to and from offshore installations, even in challenging weather conditions. These technical improvements not only enhance the safety and efficiency of personnel transfer but also contribute to the overall performance of the Kingsborg.

Impact on the offshore energy and oil & gas sector

The offshore energy and oil & gas sector is constantly evolving, with companies striving to improve their operations and maintain a competitive edge. Wagenborg's investment in the Ampelmann gangway for Kingsborg demonstrates the company's commitment to meeting the growing demands of these industries.


By providing a state-of-the-art W2W vessel, Wagenborg is well-positioned to support the construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of offshore wind farms, as well as oil and gas platforms.


The installation of the Ampelmann gangway on the Kingsborg is just one example of Wagenborg's ongoing efforts to enhance its services and maintain its position as a leader in the walk to work market. As the company continues to invest in its fleet and technologies, it is well-prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Wagenborg's decision to install an A-type Ampelmann gangway on its W2W vessel Kingsborg is a significant milestone for the company and the offshore energy sector. By enhancing the vessel's capabilities and safety standards, Wagenborg has demonstrated its commitment to innovation and its ability to adapt to the evolving needs of the industry.


As the demand for offshore support services continues to grow, companies that prioritize continuous improvement and invest in advanced technologies will be well-positioned to succeed. Wagenborg's upgrade of the Kingsborg serves as an inspiration for others in the industry, setting a new standard for excellence in offshore support services.

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