ACE Winches’ Chain Mooring System for Heerema’s Aegir

ACE Winches has delivered a chain winch package to Heerema Marine Contractors for its Aegir vessel.

Supporting the Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Northwest Australia, ACE Winches has engineered, designed, manufactured and commissioned a 200te twin Chainlifter Hydraulic package for Heerema. The chain winch package will be used to pull the chains with a diameter of 178mm.

ACE Winches also produced two 50te WLL twin Chainlifter Hydraulic winches along with a 576kW Containerised Safe Area Electric Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) and two 76kW Containerised Safe Area Electric HPU’s. All equipment was engineered and designed by ACE Winches’ dedicated engineering and projects team and manufactured at the company’s global headquarters in Northeast Aberdeenshire.

Jan van Akkeren, senior vice president of operations and asset management, visited ACE Winches global headquarters on the completion of the chainlifter packages and said: “We chose ACE Winches because the equipment has to be technically perfect and also cost effective. Heerema has built up a relationship with ACE Winches over the years and its technical and financial evaluation came out the best.

“The end product produced looks very good, the top quality we want and we need. The people are very dedicated and I’m very impressed by the company.”

Alfie Cheyne, CEO, ACE Winches said: “This is an exciting development in the company’s product range and capabilities. The Heerema Chainlifter Winch project elevates ACE Winches into a new level of mooring activity for the FPSO and FSO markets globally. We have enjoyed building our valued relationship with Heerema and look forward to continuing to provide them with complete back deck solutions.”

ACE Winches will be showcasing this project and its products this week at Offshore Energy, stand 8.062 on 13th and 14th October.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Oct 2019 >>
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

  1. Clarifying compliance updates
  2. Quicker well access and safer well control
  3. ​Understanding HPHT well intervention (systems)
  4. Forecasting well intervention activity, discussing new commercial models and comparing platform options
  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

More info

read more >


OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students…

read more >

OTC Brasil

The conference is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum…

read more >

Europort 2019

Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the leading exhibition for special purpose vessels…

read more >