Milestone for ABUCO – 50th Gangway delivered!


With the completion of the parts for the 50th Ampelmann Walk-to-Work system, ABUCO reached an absolute milestone. Since 2009 ABUCO is active in the production of parts for this globally successful offshore access system for Ampelmann Operations.

On Friday October 21, ABUCO completed an Ampelmann W2W system of the type GXXL. The eight in a row of this type, which is equipped with a 30 meter long gangway. ABUCO director Jack Wagenaar: “In 2009 we started with the construction of the parts for the A-type. This type has a gangway with a length of 20 meters. We built five in total. Then we constructed 37 systems of the GXL with a 25-meter gangway. And now we already built number eight from the GXXL type with a 30-meter gangway. We are proud that we have been able to achieve this milestone of fifty W2W systems together with Ampelmann Operations.”

Remarkably, the inventor of this innovative system also reached a milestone this month with the passage of more than three million safe transfers in 200 projects worldwide. At the moment we ( Abuco and Ampelmann) are working on a very special offshore access system tot can be deployed in polar regions.