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ACE Winches secures contract

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World Pipelines,

ACE Winches has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. Under the contract, ACE Winches’ newly developed 500te reel drive system will be used for the first time.

The company’s reel drive system product range has been developed for high tension spooling and the deployment and recovery of subsea products such as flexible pipelines, umbilicals, risers and flow lines and tubing.

Alfie Cheyne, CEO of ACE Winches, commented: “We are thrilled to be utilising our new 500te reel drive system for this contract with Oceaneering. As our clients projects continue to venture to even greater depths, we understand the need for this equipment to operate in harsh conditions and as a result, have developed it to ensure we are accommodating the ever growing needs of the oil and gas industry.”

The patent-pending 500te system consists of two towers, which can disassemble into eight modules for easy transportation. The towers use a slave and master configuration, with two gear boxes in each drive hub.

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