ACE Winches hauls in second Canadian contract for Hebron oil platform

One of the ACE Winches at work
One of the ACE Winches at work

Banffshire-based ACE Winches, the deck machinery specialists, has been awarded a six-figure contract with an operator to support in connecting the Hebron oil platform and topsides in Canada.

The project will see ACE Winches supply hydraulic drum winch packages for the deep-water Hebron oil field located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, working at depths of 95m. The contract will include all winches, ancillary equipment and skilled personnel for the project.

ACE Winches will provide ACE 40 tonne WLL hydraulic drum winches, two ACE 12.5 tonne WLL hydraulic drum winches, a dedicated diesel hydraulic power unit for each winch and running line monitors to provide line and load monitoring.

Alfie Cheyne, Chief Executive, ACE Winches, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this contract and look forward to working closely with our client in the coming months.

“We pride ourselves on the ability to provide cost-effective and bespoke winch packages for our clients and we are delighted to have created a solution specific to their needs.”

The contract marks further work on the Hebron project for the company; in 2014 the company supplied a range of winches for use in the dry dock to tension the installation as it transitioned from dry dock into open water. The winches were then used to keep the platfrom in position during the manoeuvre process.

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