Safeway gangway in action between landing points

Smart solutions, made in Holland

Picture of  Safeway management team smiling

Next generation solutions,
made by a family owned business.

Safeway is a Dutch company part of the Van Aalst Group and specialised in the design and production of offshore transfer equipment. Together with the other Van Aalst companies, Safeway is able to provide full services for the transfer of personnel and cargo during offshore operations. With our sister company Techano, Safeway can provide complete 3D compensated cranes next to integrated load handling functionality on the gangways.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a key topic for Safeway; it contributes to the Company’s vision to provide Safe, Sustainable and Affordable Transfers at Sea. Sustainability objectives are integrated in the core of the Company and aimed at creating value for Safeway’s stakeholders to provide context for Safeway’s targets and performance.

More about sustainability

QHSE

Picture of Wijnand van Aalst
CEO

Wijnand van Aalst

Third generation in the family owned Van Aalst business, currently managing the group. With a background in shipbuilding and holding a master mariner degree he entered the family business in 1999. Introduced innovative bulkhandling equipment in the offshore industry and diversified into engineering, drill cuttings and motion compensated
gangways under the brand name “Safeway” in 2015.

Picture of Cees Zuur
CFO

Cees Zuur

Joined van Aalst group in 2010 as Finance Manager and was appointed CFO in 2017. Over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in the Banking industry. Holds bachelor degree in Accounting and Master Degrees in Business Administration from Erasmus
University and University of
Rochester New York.

Picture of Suzanne Hordijk
Sales Manager

Suzanne Hordijk

With a broad background in Sales, Account management and Business Development, Suzanne joined the commercial Safeway team in 2019. As Sales manager she is dedicated to serve clients interests in the NW Europe.

Picture of Boudewijn Versluijs sales manager Safeway
Sales Manager

Boudewijn Versluijs

Boudewijn has joined our team as Sales Manager in November 2020. He has over 15 years experience in the Offshore and Maritime industry. In his last roles Boudewijn has been involved in large offshore projects. Boudewijn has broad knowledge in the global offshore industry and a strong focus on Business Development.

Sales Manager

Pol Zijlmans

Pol has been involved in the Shipping Industry for all his life and he has been working in the Offshore Industry for over 10 years. He has worked for vessel owners and project developers, with a strong focus on hiring assets in and out. During this period he concluded an MBA in Shipping at Middlesex University, London.

Picture of Øystein Bondevik smiling
Sales Manager Scandinavia

Øystein Bondevik

25+ years of experience within the offshore and marine industry. Holds a long trackrecord as PM and Sales
Director for advanced load handling products, within major players as MacGregor, NOV, Frigstad and MHWirth. He is an honorary graduate
from the University of Glasgow, Mechanical Engineering.

Picture of Ria Hut on blue background
Marketing consultant

Ria Hut

Ria is a creative, and hands-on multitasker with years of experience in Finance and Marketing in the Offshore and Maritime Industry. Easy going and a real people person, social and always willing to help you…with a smile.

Picture of Ivo Etman smiling on blue background
Manager Operations

Ivo Etman

Ivo joined the Van Aalst Group as Manager Operations in 2019. He has a wealth of experience in the building and maintenance of W2W systems. His background includes the management of hydraulic and commercial assets. Ivo is always ready to assist and to bring your operations to the highest level.

Request a demo

Would you like a real-life demostration of one of our Gangways? Part of our commissioning is performed on our wave simulator platform at out testsite. When installed on the WSP,  we can give a demo of the gangway’s functionality.

book a product demo

Assess your project

To facilitate a fast and efficient proposal scheme, we've created an assessment tool to quickly define your walk-to-work requirements. Fill in the online form and we will swiftly respond and prepare a customised offer for you.

go to assessment