Marine Aluminium

Marine Aluminium

Marine Aluminium is a world leading supplier of innovative and sustainable safe access solutions, light weighted aluminium outfitting, and friction stir welded panels for the Oil and Gas, Marine and Offshore Wind industries.

Uptime International is the world leader in developing safe motion compensated walk to work solutions, our mission is to increase uptime through safe access.

Marine Aluminium Helidecks

• Weight Reductions compared to steel (approx. 50-65%)

• Strength (same as mild steel)

• Cost Savings due to minimal maintenance (no rust or painting)

• Fire Safety (Safe Deck®)

• Tailored Solutions

Weight Reductions
If your project or vessel is weight sensitive a weight reduction compared to steel of approximately 50-65% will be extremely beneficial. The weight saved using aluminium can be used elsewhere, such as storage or accommodation facilities.

Care is taken to calculate our helidecks’ strength to meet Class strength and other requirements. This gives our customers confidence in being delivered a strong quality helideck. Customers who traditionally use steel can be assured that strength requirements are met using aluminium.

Cost Savings
Lifecycle cost analysis has shown that savings can be significant if using aluminium.

Considerations for lifecycle cost of steel:

Fire Safety
Marine Aluminium has developed a fluid drainage system for Helidecks according to NORSOK-C004 requirements. Our Safe Deck® System has been tested and approved in accordance with DNV and ABS regulations.

Safe Deck® is a recessed drainage system for safe collection and discharge of water and any dispersed fuel on the helideck.

The inlet openings provide effective drainage of firewater and dispersed fuel in a safe and controlled manner. The Safe Deck®’s profile shape limits the combustible surface and deprives fire of oxygen.

Tests performed proved that the strength of the aluminium bearing profiles are not affected by a fire. The tests were witnessed and approved by representatives from ABS, DNV, Lloyds and several international oil companies.

UPTIME International, part of Marine Aluminium Group, is the global leader in developing safe motion compensated access solutions for sale and rental to the Oil & gas and to the Offshore Wind Industry.

Our company mission is to increase uptime through safe access for our customers.

Uptime now markets gangways previously branded as Marine Aluminium. These are large gangways for floatels and installations. After delivering over 100 gangways and 600 helidecks worldwide, the corporate competence in aluminium for marine structures is renowned.

Since our first offshore gangway delivery in 1979 has Uptime/Marine Aluminium delivered and have on order more than 130 motion compensated gangways from 6m to 57m. We are aiming to keep our position as the most innovative gangway provider, and in this perspective we are proud to announce that we in 2019 at our 40 year anniversary will deliver worlds first autonomous gangway.

UPTIME provides solutions with cargo handling, personnel handling, elevators, dual purpose pedestals and foundations and much more.

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