MacArtney Supplies Mermac Winches to Canyon Offshore

MacArtney has supplied Mermac winch systems to Canyon Offshore, the marine contracting unit of Helix Energy Solutions, to be used on the latest two ‘Grand Canyon’ range offshore support vessels.

MacArtney has supplied a total of four winch systems, all featuring active heave compensation (AHC) allowing Canyon to launch, operate and recover their ROVs under rough sea conditions, the company explained.

The ‘Grand Canyon’ vessel range comprises three identical ships (Grand Canyon I, II and III) delivered between 2012 and 2016.

Installed inside the port and starboard hangars of the Grand Canyon II and III, each of the MacArtney Mermac R40 winches will be utilized to deploy two ea. 3000 meter rated work class ROV systems.