In the offshore industry operational hours are valuable and uptime is critical.
Vessel motions have a big effect on the safety and costs of offshore operations. The market requires a solution that increases the window for offshore helicopter landings in severe weather conditions.
Bayards Aluminium constructions has paired up with Barge Master, a pioneer in motion compensated equipment for the offshore industry, to design the first aluminium Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH)
The new MCH is driven by three actuators compensating two translations (sway and heave) and one rotation (roll) of the vessel it is installed on. This ensures that the platform stays in an earth fixed steady position and that the influence of sea induced vessel motions will no longer be a limiting factor for offshore operations.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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