ACE Winches successfully delivered a revolutionary and bespoke new product for the installation and pull-in of two steel catenary risers (SCR) on the Buckskin deepwater development, a field located approximately 190 miles south-east of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico.
A challenging new design for ACE Winches, the client required a significantly smaller riser pull-in equipment package than the traditional model to be incorporated into their existing framework on the main deck level on the Lucius spar platform.
With limited deck space and extreme operating depths, the linear winch also required to have the capability of delivering 550 Tonnes vertical force. By creating industry-leading innovation through their engineering expertise, ACE Winches delivered this world leading product on time and within budget.
ACE Winches provided the client with a solution offering a higher-line pull-to-weight ratio than conventional winches and equipped with a continuous pull feature allowing for a reduction in operational time while maintaining high levels of safety and delivering project success.