Crew Access Bridge (CRAB)

Crew Access Bridge (CRAB)


Divex have also produced designs for our Crew Access Bridge technology (CRAB).  CRAB is a motion compensated personnel access bridge to enable personnel to move directly in high sea states from a support vessel to the turbine Work Platform, above the traditional ladder access.

CRAB combines established position sensing, accelerometer and hydraulic control technology with a novel telescopic bridge structure which uses counterbalance principles to create a light weight, low power and inherently safe design.  With an expected landing load onto the Work Platform in the range of 150 to 300kg.

CRAB’s main features include:

  • Improve access to 3m Hs
  • Access direct to work platform in any heading
  • Full motion compensation
  • Counterbalanced design (patent applied for)

The CRAB design concept was one of the 17 finalists of the Carbon Trust Access Competition which gained Divex a commendation.

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In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

Today, JFD serves customers in 81 countries across six continents.

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