Ampelmann ups offshore lifting game

Ampelmann has revealed a new access system that is said to be capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to 5 tons.

The E5000, with its full motion compensation, will be able to operate in high sea states, extending the weather window of operations, Ampelmann said.

According to the Dutch company, the switch between people and cargo mode takes less than a minute and just one push of a button, which turns vessels into an all-round offshore tool resulting in shorter campaign durations, increased logistical efficiency and a broader scope of work.

The system is based on the technology of the E1000, which was launch in 2016. It is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2020.

“Building on the success of the E1000 and the specific needs of our clients, we recognised an opportunity to design and develop a system that can transfer people and lift up to 5 tons of cargo. That significantly broadens the possibilities of the offshore lifting scope compared to existing systems,” said Diederick Nierstrasz, Ampelmann’s Offshore Wind Business Unit Manager.

“With the E1000, we launched a unique system on the market. As the market recognised its potential, clients requested more lifting capacity and we believe the E5000 can offer a compelling package for them to get the most out of their offshore campaigns.”

source:, illustration: Ampelmann

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