Offshore / Maritiem | Technotron

Ampelmann Iceman

The Ampelmann is the perfect system to create a safe gangway between a ship and a static offshore object, such as an oil platform or wind turbine The Ampelmann compensates the active motion of the ship. A platform with gangway is mounted on hydraulic cylinders. A gyro sensor receives a signal which serves as a reference for controlling the hydraulic cylinders. This adjustment needs to occur fast enough to compensate the motion of the ship and keep the platform stable and still regardless of the movement of the ship. Technotron developed an extended temperature version of the Ampelmann called the Iceman, commissioned by our partner Hydrauvision. The Iceman is built according to classification society DNV GL standards and can be used in regions with temperatures as low as -40°C. The Iceman will predominantly be used in the polar regions.