ACE Winches wins contract for Norway’s largest construction vessel

ACE Winches teamBanffshire-based deck machinery specialist ACE Winches has scooped a spooling contract with Vard Group for Norway’s largest construction vessel.

The scope of work includes the spooling of two 3,500 metre ROV umbilicals, the spooling of a crane boom wire and aux wire, including 3,900 metres of 135mm wire on to the vessel’s crane.

The largest wire on this project weighs 360te, ACE Winches had to build a new upgraded spooling winch to accommodate the weight.

The project comes as ACE Winches announced the appointment of Andy Thom to its board as Chief Commercial Officer (pictured).

He joins from Sea Trucks Group, where he had held several senior management roles over the past eight years.

Pictured above (back row from left) are: Kevin McLardy, Andy Thom, Richard Wilson, Chris Dixon: Front, from left: Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Hayley Yule and Lisa McPherson.

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