Oil and gas

Walk to Work (W2W) Guidance

The 'Walk to Work' joint industry project (JIP) was initiated and led by DNV GL to develop industry guidance that provides a comprehensive reference source to assist offshore facility operators in achieving safe and efficient personnel transfers to/from their facilities via a gangway system on a workboat, ship or semi-submersible unit.

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Hamish Holt

Hamish Holt

Senior Principal Consultant

The term 'Walk to Work’ (W2W) is used to describe this mode of offshore facility manning. Offshore facilities may include, but not be limited to, wind turbines, jacket-supported oil and gas production platforms, and anchor-moored floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) ships. The information contained within the W2W Guidance provides organisations involved in, or considering, the implementation of a W2W solution, suppliers of vessels, gangway systems, onshore services and offshore facility modification services, with information to help deliver a suitable, cost effective and regulatory compliant system. 

The W2W JIP partners were:

  • Ampelmann Operations
  • Babcock
  • BP
  • Damen Shipyards
  • DNV GL
  • Maersk Oil North Sea UK
  • Marine Aluminium
  • Nexen
  • Perenco
  • Shell
  • Siem Offshore Contractors
  • Statkraft
  • Statoil
  • UpTime
  • Vroon Group
  • Wagenborg Offshore
The following regulators also contributed:
  • UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA)

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Hamish Holt

Hamish Holt

Senior Principal Consultant