Scotland-headquartered ACE Winches will unveil its new 500te Linear Winch to its range of specialised deck equipment at this year’s Offshore Energy exhibition.

ACE Winches announces NEW 500te Linear Winch at Offshore Energy 2016

ACE Winches announces NEW 500te Linear Winch at Offshore Energy 2016

It will showcase its extensive range of products and services supplied to European clients operating within marine, renewables, oil and gas sectors.

Alfie Cheyne, CEO at ACE Winches said: “We have invested substantially in both our products and services. In challenging times this is extremely important and these projects are testament to the hard work put in from the team.”

He continued: “For a high quality and cost effective solution for your offshore projects, the team will be on the hand throughout Offshore Energy to meet with companies that have a requirement for engineered deck machinery solutions encompassing electrical and electronic control systems.”

The new 500te Linear Winch has been designed, engineered and manufactured at ACE Winches facilities in Aberdeenshire, UK.

It is now in its final stages of FAT testing, with mobilisation scheduled for mid-December 2016 for its first contract. The contract will conclude in early spring 2017 when the unit will be available for hire.

ACE Winches has also been involved in a project surrounding the maintenance and inspection of wire rope.

This required an ACE spooling winch, associated auxiliary equipment and four ACE Service personnel to undertake the full inspection, cleaning and re-spooling of wire rope prior to it being used for an offshore project.

The rope, which had been in service, was inspected for damage, cleaned and re-greased before being re-spooled back onto a drum without torsion in the wire

ACE Winches has also designed, manufactured and delivered a chain winch package to support operations on the Ichthys LNG project in the past year.

The chain winch package will be used to pull the heaviest chains ever installed by the client, with a diameter of 178mm.

Ace Winches will be exhibiting on stand 5.106 at Offshore Energy, Amsterdam from 24 to 26 October 2016.

By Alice Mason