The WAVE-4 marine personnel transfer carrier will be introduced to the oil and gas industry at the Offshore Energy 16 exhibition and conference in Amsterdam, October 25 and 26.
Taking the conference’s theme of ‘entering a new era’ Reflex Marine believes the time is right for the industry to drive a new era in safe personnel transfer, and is urging operators to review their crew transport options, including an evaluation of risks.
WAVE-4, which will be on the Reflex Marine stand 5.031 at the Offshore Energy exhibition, is the company’s latest innovation to support safe transfers and improve the efficiency of operations. WAVE-4 is the only transfer carrier for standing passengers to protect against the four major risks of personnel transfer: vertical impact, lateral impact, falling and immersion.
Other benefits include a small deck footprint, quick and easy entry and exit, buoyancy and self-righting in case of immersion and stretcher capacity for use in an emergency evacuation, with the casualty maintained above the water line. WAVE-4 also has a simple inspection and maintenance schedule, enabling reduced downtime with increased convenience and efficiency.
WAVE-4 is the latest addition to Reflex Marine’s established range of personnel transfer carriers, which includes the industry-leading FROG-XT four, six and 10 person range. Wherever personnel need to be transferred in the marine environment there is now a Reflex Marine carrier to suit the operations and environment, from extreme to calm seas states.
With over 20 years’ experience, Reflex Marine is involved in more than one million safe personnel transfers across the globe every year. All its products focus on reducing risk and improving safety for passengers while the company’s long-term aim is to encourage an increase in safety standards across multiple industries.
Catherine Allinson, Business Manager for Europe, who is attending Offshore Energy, said: “The theme of the Offshore Energy conference is very much in line with our desire to see the industry enter a new era in safe personnel transfer. Verified data has shown that the chances of fatality in helicopter transfers are approximately 11 times higher than for crane transfers and we believe it is time for the industry to both act on these risks and consider all transport options.
“Our innovations and technology developments have led to safer methods of crew transfer across the globe, regardless of sea state, and have set new standards and expectations for the industry. Through changing the perspective of crew transfer from being seen as inherently high-risk, to being accepted as a manageable activity that can be performed safely and cost effectively, we can ensure continuity and safety in offshore operations. WAVE-4 is our latest development to support our mission of raising safety standards offshore.”
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