The origin of Ampelmann
Ampelmann is a global, fast-growing and innovative company in the offshore sector. It started in 2007 as a spin-off of the TU Delft, with the ambition to make offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Fast-forward to 2016, and find that almost 2.5 million people have walked to work safely on more than 150 Ampelmann projects worldwide. With offices in Delft, Aberdeen, Brunei, Houston, Qatar, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore, Ampelmann sets new standards in safety all over the world.
The unique Ampelmann systems use motion sensors and hydraulic cylinders to create self-stabilizing technology. This facilitates motion-compensating gangways to create safe, reliable and efficient access to oil and gas rigs and wind turbines at open sea. As well as gangways, Ampelmann offers motion-compensating solutions for heavy-lift operations and ship-to-ship solutions to enable transfer between floating structures.