ONS 2014: ACE Winches launches new RDS technology
ACE Winches has launched its new Reel Drive Systems (RDS) technology at ONS Stavanger this week.
The RDS ranges from 150 Te to 500 Te, and will deploy and recover subsea umbilicals, risers and flow lines (SURF), mooring wires and power cables for the global oil and gas sector.
The ACE Winches RDS is programmable logic controlled (PLC) and can be automatically adjusted to accommodate multiple reel sizes up to a 12-m (39-ft) diameter – eliminating the requirement for manual handling and, thus, optimizing the conditions for safe operations.
Before the end of 2014, the firm will provide a 400-Te RDS for a client’s pre-lay mooring line installation inNigeria.