Maaskant Shipyards delivers two custom-made offshore winches to Fugro
Damen Maaskant Shipyards, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has delivered two dedicated offshore winches to Fugro, the world's largest integrated supplier of survey and geotechnical related services, the company said in its press release.
The Dutch shipyard was responsible for the design, engineering and manufacturing of the two winches from its base in Stellendam in the Netherlands. Maaskant also worked very closely with Bosch Rexroth, which delivered the hydraulic drive system.
Classified by DNV GL, the two winches – a constant tension winch with an own weight of 2,000 kg and a drilling winch (own weight 3,500 kg) - have to meet the very highest offshore standards.
The hard tie winch - type M1-H1-60 - has a drum storage capacity of 40 m of steel wire with a diameter of 22 mm. The winch has a Constant Tension Mode, which has precision accuracy, and a CT force between 0.2 tonnes and 2 tonnes. As well as the CT Mode, there is also a special Slipping Mode with an adjustable holding force of 7.5 tonnes available. Maximum speed during the CT Mode is 290 m/min up to 500 m/min in the Slipping Mode.
The two winches will be installed on Fugro’s MV Bucentaur, a deepwater drilling ship, in April.