Motion compensated helicopter deck eases offshore landings

MAY 4, 2014 — Two Netherlands companies are using this week's OTC event in Houston to unveil a solution that increases the window for offshore helicopter landings in severe weather conditions.

Bayards Aluminium of Nieuw-Lekkerland has teamed with Barge Master of Capelle an der IJssel to design the first aluminum Motion Compensated Helideck.

The new Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH) is driven by three actuators compensating two translations (sway and heave) and one rotation (roll) of the vessel on which it is installed.

This ensures that the platform stays in an earth-fixed steady position and that the influence of sea induced vessel motions will no longer be a limiting factor for offshore operations.

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