Our Winches are class and have approvals from DNV, ABS, BV, CCS and Llyods
Purpose of a Winch:
- To lift and lower loads in a controlled manner whilst controlling the position and protecting the wire rope.
- The installed power should be sufficient to move the load at the required speed.
- The design to include both static and dynamic brakes.
- The winch specification is defined by rope size and length, line speed and line pull.
- Used to moor the vessel forward while laying pipes.
- Has global positioning dynamics to guide the vessel on a straight course.
- Enables the vessel to move in a uniform direction while laying pipes.
- On some occasions, operators use mooring winches as anchor winches to anchor a vessel down while not in operation.
Abandonment and Recovery (A/R) Winch
- Is used when the pipe lay operation cease due to poor weather conditions. When weather condition improves, this winch is used to recover the pipes from the sea-bed to continue its pipe lay operations.
- While laying pipes, there could be some damages to the joints between each pipe and this winch is used to recover the pipes from the sea-bed and bring it on deck for further repairs.
Riser Pull in Winch
- Riser Pull in Winch. This winch is used to pull the Riser or Umbilical from the sea bed. Such risers can weigh as much as 200 ton.