Crane crew transfer makes safety accessible
Sandra Antonovic, chief operating officer of Reflex Marine, talks about innovative crane crew transfer
“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