In a first for the US offshore wind industry, developer Orsted will deploy Dutch outfit Ampelmann’s Walk2Work (W2W) system for technician access to turbines during and after the construction of the Dane's South Fork, Revolution, and Sunrise wind farms off the country’s northeast.

The W2W system is a motion-compensated bridge that moves with six degrees of freedom to provide workers to transit from a vessel to an offshore wind turbine with a stable gangway with “zero” movement.