Maxccess Wind Turbine Access System to be displayed at Port of Tyne

OSBIT Power’s innovative MaXccess offshore access system, used by Siemens and Scira Offshore Energy, is to be displayed at the Port of Tyne on the 9th June.

OP has developed MaXccess to overcome the disadvantages of current crew transfer systems; the system offers a more secure and measured attachment between the vessel and the turbine and can operate in higher sea states. MaXccess can sustain much higher vertical loads without bow movement, in comparison to the ‘bump and jump’ technology currently used. In emergency situations, the vessel skipper can reverse thrust and immediately detach from the turbine, if required.

The MaXccess system is cost-effective, compact and is easy to mount onto existing wind turbine support vessels, with no alteration required to the wind turbine access platform.

“OSBIT Power invites you to see a development that we believe will play an important role in increasing offshore wind industry safety and efficiency” says Dr Tony Trapp, CEO of OSBIT Power. “We will be meeting on the 9th June to enable potential users and those with an interest in increased safety in the offshore wind industry, to see MaXccess in the flesh.

We announced our plans in summer 2010, setting out a schedule for design and production. We are proud to have achieved all our objectives – OSBIT (On Spec, Budget In Time) and we now eagerly await feedback from users of the system.”

Those interested in attending should email Joining details will be forwarded prior to the event.

There is another opportunity to see MaXccess at Seawork 2011, 14-16 June in Southampton OSBIT Power will also be exhibiting at RUK’s Offshore Wind 2011 in Liverpool 29-30