Crane crew trans­fer makes safety ac­ces­si­ble

San­dra Antonovic, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of Re­flex Marine, talks about in­no­va­tive crane crew trans­fer

Oil & Gas Middle East - - ADIPEC REVIEW -

“WE AIM TO MAKE SAFE AC­CESS POS­SI­BLE IN EVEN THE MOST DE­MAND­ING CLI­MATES AND CON­DI­TIONS.”

What is your scope of busi­ness in the oil and gas sec­tor?

Re­flex Marine has been sup­ply­ing se­cure, high qual­ity marine so­lu­tions for over 25 years. The FROG trans­fer car­rier is now an in­dus­try bench­mark, with Re­flex Marine widely recog­nised as a global leader in off­shore ac­cess. We’re deeply proud of our track record and con­tri­bu­tion to rais­ing stan­dards.

We aim to make safe ac­cess pos­si­ble in even the most de­mand­ing cli­mates and con­di­tions. Our in­te­grated ap­proach helps op­er­a­tors assess risks, de­velop op­er­at­ing strate­gies and im­ple­ment best prac­tice. We also sup­port them with train­ing and ser­vic­ing.

We’re com­mit­ted to in­no­va­tion and col­lab­o­rate with a range of in­dus­try part­ners, in­clud­ing as­set op­er­a­tors, lift­ing spe­cial­ists, ves­sel op­er­a­tors and reg­u­la­tors.

Why are cranes still im­por­tant for off­shore crew trans­fer?

Crane crew trans­fer is still one of the safest meth­ods of trans­fer­ring work­ers off­shore, par­tic­u­larly in chal­leng­ing weather con­di­tions; dur­ing night or in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

Re­flex Marine per­son­nel trans­fer car­ri­ers are in­volved in over one mil­lion trans­fers each year, and this is our tenth year with­out a lost time in­ci­dent.

What are some of your re­cent prod­uct launches and up­grades?

The lat­est ad­di­tion to our range, WAVE-4 se­curely trans­ports four stand­ing pas­sen­gers and has the small­est foot­print of any rigid car­rier. WAVE brings all the ben­e­fits of a seated trans­fer car­rier to a prod­uct for stand­ing pas­sen­gers. It is con­ve­nient for land­ing, stor­age, and ship­ping, with the small­est foot­print of any rigid bas­ket or de­vice, has a sim­ple main­te­nance sched­ule, re­duced main­te­nance down­time, and has se­cure pas­sen­ger po­si­tion­ing with added se­cu­rity from ver­ti­cal safety re­straints In case of im­mer­sion, it is buoy­ant and self-right­ing. If there is a ca­su­alty, it has an Easy Mede­vac mode with a slide-in stretcher, and rapid en­try and exit from clear ac­cess points. It is ideal for low vol­ume rou­tine crew trans­fers, med­i­cal evac­u­a­tions and as part of a contin­gency plan.

Tell me about your deck mo­tion mon­i­tor sys­tem, Hawk.

Of­fer­ing pre­cise data, bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion and clearer vi­sion, HAWK has trans­formed the process of crane trans­fer. As an al­ter­na­tive to the tra­di­tional meas- ure of Sig­nif­i­cant Wave Height, HAWK uses Ef­fec­tive Sig­nif­i­cant Wave Height to de­ter­mine safe op­er­at­ing lim­its. This ac­cu­rate mea­sure­ment of deck ve­loc­ity presents an all-round, real-time pic­ture of con­di­tions to help you work safer, smarter and longer. By us­ing real-time mea­sure­ments of ac­tual ves­sel move­ments, we’re able to re­duce wait­ing times by 50%, re­sult­ing in game-chang­ing fi­nan­cial savings.

What can we ex­pect from Re­flex in 2019?

We are con­tin­u­ally in­no­vat­ing to meet the needs of our clients. Re­flex Marine is com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing and pro­mot­ing safer work­ing prac­tices within the global marine sec­tor.

We will con­tinue to di­ver­sify into other mar­ket seg­ments, like LNG; mer­chant marine, de­fence, off­shore civil engineering; and we will keep grow­ing our mar­ket reach and mar­ket share. Re­flex Marine’s prod­ucts are be­ing used in over 70 coun­tries across the world, and that num­ber is grow­ing each year.

Crane crew trans­fer is an im­por­tant method of trans­fer­ring work­ers safely

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