Your Independent Walk to Work Specialists
Walk to Work is the transfer of people and equipment by vessel to and from offshore assets to complete planned or emergency maintenance and operations. With the ever increasing pressure on margins and cost, Walk to Work offers a highly competitive option for your supporting your offshore operations. Providing increased productivity via SIMOPS, high ‘uptime’ and near continuous in-field availability for increased tool time with 24 hour operations, Walk to Work represents a growing solution to the Marine Access challenge. TSG Marine is your partner to design in, and deliver, maximum value from your critical offshore campaigns.
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Providing full service solutions that deliver
We combine walk to work and marine logistics expertise to offer Marine Access services. Ensuring the right people are in the right place at the right time and with the equipment and materials they need to complete their work.
We understand that Marine Access facilitates; it’s not the end goal. We take the time to understand the critical work to be done on the asset, helping our customers to plan the work and obtain maximum value for money.
We’re aware that over the years some companies and people focus almost exclusively on the vessel and gangway - the equipment. In our experience, important as they undeniably are, they represent less than half the picture towards obtaining real value for money from your offshore campaign. The real cost of the campaign is often not just the cost of the vessel & gangway but includes the much larger cost of lost time for offshore operations through poorly planned or implemented project delivery. We strive to deliver ultimate value over the full project delivery. Saving money on a cheaper vessel, that ends up being consistently weathered off, is no saving at all.
Planning is Key
We assist the equipment selection (vessel and gangway) independent to vessel operators and gangway suppliers. Ensuring that the equipment procured is best suited to the environmental conditions that will be experienced at the asset and the physical set up of the asset critically tuned to the time of year for operations. We work with all providers in the marketplace to help you select the best solution for your project.
Using our Operability Tool you can see how your equipment selection can predict performance and get the maximum time on the job.
The easy-to-use evaluation tool takes into account key project parameters such as available vessel heading options and site-specific environmental conditions. Taking all of the data available means you are provided with a bespoke and impartial view on all possible options in a clear and compact format. Designed to facilitate planning decisions, the tool is suitable for offshore oil and gas majors, vessel operators, ship brokers, gangway suppliers and consultants.
We can offer full support during a project, providing regular reports summarising the likely future performance based on daily to fortnightly forecasts, providing better decision-making behind the scheduling of crew mobilisations, port calls, multiple-platform calls and charter periods.
Our Expertise in Innovation
Our personnel have 14 years’ experience in Marine Access projects, our experts designed and project managed the first walk to work project from a DP monohulled vessel at the Bonga FPSO in 2004.
Since then we have been instrumental in designing and manufacturing solutions for the safe transport of workers to and from offshore assets including FPSO's, and manned and unmanned platforms.
We routinely provide a turnkey service to the end client including campaign planning, vessel and gangway selection, vessel audit, equipment hire, engineering design, class approval, vessel mobilisation and the provision of offshore representatives to manage the onboard activities.
We also provide the onshore project management for a number of projects where our team are embedded into the operations team. Our key driver is to provide the client with an efficient and effective project. We understand that it is vital in these campaigns that the overall project objective is met, whether that is a set maintenance task, platform upgrade or commissioning activity.
We strive to find a better way of doing things; making the way we work more efficient, more cost effective and safer. As such we have a number of cost and timesaving structures that we’ve designed to improve our operations which are available to hire. From structures to facilitate working at height, to grillages and sea fastenings to support mobilisation and our NYDOCK application to increase the safety of your walk to work project.
Start your Project with Us Today
We’re here to support you and your team to understand how Walk to Work can work for your business. Whether you have a project to discuss or whether you’d like Walk to Work workshops and training speak to us today.
Download the first of our guides to Managing Walk to Work Projects
Two Vessels One Walk to Work Campaign
In 2012 TSG Marine delivered a “Walk to Work” (W2W) support package to facilitate essential maintenance on two fixed platforms in the North Sea. TSG Marine were engaged early in the planning process and provided project management services throughout the project lifecycle.Read more
A Christmas Walk to Work
During an installation program for a fixed platform in the North Sea, our client experienced a problem which required “Walk to Work” (W2W) support at very short notice. Despite the client’s request for assistance being received on 22 December, TSG Marine’s extensive experience of W2W and ability to react quickly ensured a vessel was mobilised ready to commence W2W operations in just over two weeks.Read more
Two Gangways, One Vessel
TSG Marine were approached by a client to assist with a “Walk to Work” (W2W) project. The work scope for which W2W operations were required was essential and therefore maximum connectivity of the W2W gangway was critical. The answer was to fit two W2W gangways to the same vessel; a solution that had not been tried before.Read more