The full breadth

Access Solutions always considers the breadth of projects. For instance, access can be complicated, or there might be a technical problem. Sometimes engineering work is required as well as regular activities such as insulation, coatings, and overhaul.  

Logistical challenges

Merijn Buitelaar was Project Manager at Hertel Access Solutions at the time. Last May, his team repaired an unmanned Wintershall production platform. “At first we were asked to consider the option of a mobile platform or a netting system to grant the repair crew access to the lower side of the helideck.” “We accompanied the customer to the site and discovered the technical problem as well as the logistical challenges. Then we found an innovative way to solve the problem.”

Maarten Vrolijk of Wintershall, the Netherlands: "Hertel's added value is mostly it's people, their technical knowledge and expertise." 

Platform: too small 

Hertel Access Solutions built compact mobile platforms and combined this with Rope Access techniques in order to solve the technical problem on the North Sea helideck. Merijn: “It was obvious from the start that the platform was too small for all the necessary materials and maintenance crew if we opted for regular scaffolding. So we had to act differently. After the alternative plans had been approved, we were able solve the platform problem with a small team.” 

Integrated solution

The project for Wintershall was custom-made. “By combining our specialist knowledge, the dedication of our people, our technical insight and our engineering solutions, we could do the job.” The project had a multidisciplinary team, whose members offered both their own in-depth knowledge as well as that of their colleagues within Hertel. “We always offer an integrated solution that works.” 

Our added value

Customer at heart

We accompanied the customer to the site and discovered the technical problem as well as the logistical challenges.

Various techniques

Hertel Access Solutions built compact mobile platforms and combined this with Rope Access techniques in order to solve the technical problem.

Integrated solution

We always offer an integrated solution that works.