Equipment hire as a sustainable crew transfer solution

069.HC9 0012.80527 Seacor MarineRoutine and emergency staff movements contribute to both OPEX and CAPEX costs of a project and can add up to significant amounts over a project’s lifetime

Efficient crew transfer is therefore one of the areas being assessed for cost reductions at all project stages. Operators are looking for solutions which are sustainable long-term.

Turning one-off capex investments into regular, smaller OPEX payments is one of the ways project costs can be sustainably managed over time and so equipment hire and leasing are becoming increasingly more popular.

Operators recognise the added benefits of long-term rentals: from a cost-management perspective and in terms of the convenience and increased flexibility. However, when it comes to personnel transfer, both cost and safety are at stake. The expenditure related to crew transfers varies greatly depending on type of project and equipment used.

Marine transfer with crane remains the cheapest safe option in terms of cost per passenger. With regard to safety, Reflex Marine’s personnel transfer carriers are the safest option available on the market with unprecedented record of 10 years without an LTI.

Seacor FROG XT10Reflex Marine offers their personnel transfer carriers for rental or lease in response to the increasing interest in equipment hire options. The solution has been well received by global operators such as BP. Leasing with Reflex Marine means the carriers are always available when required with a replacement stand-by unit available, if needed.

Clients also appreciate the added security and confidence of having servicing included in the rental price. Highest standard of service and year-round operational support are some of the extras obtained by working with world-leader in offshore access solutions.

Reflex Marine rental units are available in locations around the world thanks to their extensive network of Approved Service Centres. A rental FROG-XT6 carrier has recently arrived to the UAE in response to rising demand for rental service in the Gulf.

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