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Our gangways


The Safeway Seagull type is developed for retrofitting on existing vessels and has been operational since early 2017. The patented unit is primarily used for our rental fleet. The unique roll compensation mast allows especially for high workability at elevated positions. It’s specific features such as 10m vertical elevation range, hover mode, easy plug & play installation makes it the ideal tool for offshore maintenance campaigns.

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The Safeway Osprey type is currently under construction for large construction vessels and is available for purchase. The unit is self-sustained with integrated HPU and controls. The gangway only requires the hook-up from the vessel power to operate at any random position on the vessel deck. The unit is furthermore designed with a vertical parking position minimising the amount of deck area required.

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Designed for installation on newbuild SOV’s, the Safeway E-Gannet is a perfect match for Equinor’s Doggerbank / Dudgeon wind farm O&M scope. Made with trolley operations in mind the Safeway E-Gannet has a stepless transfer and 1.2m transit width. E-Gannet combines the advantages of Seagull (hover mode, roll compensation, counterweight and highest workability in the market) with strongly reduced actuator motions.

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Set for growth

“We believe that anyone should be able to walk to work safely. Therefore we are aiming to help offshore construction and maintenance companies to transfer their people and cargo safely and efficiently this year. The partnership with Van Aalst Group makes this possible since we are receiving financing whilst still having the possibility to continue as entrepreneurs and manage our own business.”

Wijnand van Aalst

Van Aalst Group

Safeway is a Dutch company part of the Van Aalst Group and specialised in the design and production of offshore transfer equipment. Together with the other Van Aalst companies, Safeway is able to provide full services for the transfer of personnel and cargo during offshore operations. With our sister company Techano, Safeway can provide complete 3D compensated cranes next to integrated load handling functionality on the gangways.


With NIBC and Rotterdam Port Fund as equity providers, Safeway is set for growth. Next to building up a large pool of rental units, the company also delivers customised gangway solutions for purchase.

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Operators & training

Safeway has a large pool of qualified operators available to be deployed worldwide. The operators have successfully completed the in-house operator training and have been examined by an independent 3rd party.

Installation support

Safeway can provide additional support with the installation and removal of gangways on location. We aim to provide plug-and-play, hassle free services for our W2W client’s.

Service contracts

3-tier maintenance system and condition based monitoring assures the highest possible response time. Worldwide logistics and spare-part management provides the shortest possible downtime.

Request a demo

Would you like a real-life demonstration of one of our Gangways? Part of our commissioning is performed on our wave simulator platform at out test site. When installed on the WSP, we can give a demo of the tools functionality.

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Assess your project

To facilitate a fast and efficient proposal scheme, we've created an assessment tool to quickly define your walk-to-work requirements. Fill in the online form and we will swiftly respond and prepare a customised offer for you.

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