It'll be standard practice in 5 years. The industry is moving so quickly it's like watching Tomorrow's World. Have you seen the new CTV to TP access system? Heave compensation personal winch!
I've heard of it. Not seen one. And you're right about the industry moving quickly. Autonomous fault finding tools, drones inside the turbines, climb assist etc etc. it's mental actually. Did that compensation winch come in because if the bloke who fell on his fall arrest lanyard when the CTV suddenly dropped away from under his feet?
Didn't siemens have an access boom that was tied to the DP of a vessel for transferring to a turbine? It meant techs could transfer in really rough sea states.