The report investigated notably what requirements should be defined for the solutions in order to achieve the desired availability.

The transport and evacuation of personnel using vessels and transfer to/from facilities with the aid of lifting appliances is an alternative that can be used when helicopters are not available (for example, in the case of prolonged fog), or as an alternative when helicopter transport is unsuitable (for example, due to distance).

This last aspect is of particular relevance in the Barents Sea, where the locations are very distant, and there is little or no infrastructure between the land and the facility.

The project's primary aim is to cover safety concerns raised by the transport of personnel to facilities.

Provider: Proactima
Project execution: 2015-2016

The report is available in Norwegian only.