ACE Winches’ Chain Mooring System for Heerema’s Aegir

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ACE Winches has delivered a chain winch package to Heerema Marine Contractors for its Aegir vessel.

Supporting the Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Northwest Australia, ACE Winches has engineered, designed, manufactured and commissioned a 200te twin Chainlifter Hydraulic package for Heerema. The chain winch package will be used to pull the chains with a diameter of 178mm.

ACE Winches also produced two 50te WLL twin Chainlifter Hydraulic winches along with a 576kW Containerised Safe Area Electric Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) and two 76kW Containerised Safe Area Electric HPU’s. All equipment was engineered and designed by ACE Winches’ dedicated engineering and projects team and manufactured at the company’s global headquarters in Northeast Aberdeenshire.

Jan van Akkeren, senior vice president of operations and asset management, visited ACE Winches global headquarters on the completion of the chainlifter packages and said: “We chose ACE Winches because the equipment has to be technically perfect and also cost effective. Heerema has built up a relationship with ACE Winches over the years and its technical and financial evaluation came out the best.

“The end product produced looks very good, the top quality we want and we need. The people are very dedicated and I’m very impressed by the company.”

Alfie Cheyne, CEO, ACE Winches said: “This is an exciting development in the company’s product range and capabilities. The Heerema Chainlifter Winch project elevates ACE Winches into a new level of mooring activity for the FPSO and FSO markets globally. We have enjoyed building our valued relationship with Heerema and look forward to continuing to provide them with complete back deck solutions.”

ACE Winches will be showcasing this project and its products this week at Offshore Energy, stand 8.062 on 13th and 14th October.

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