September 2014

Major winch delivery ahead of schedule

Maritime Developments reaffirmed its commitment to forging long-term partnerships as it delivered a major vessel order ahead of schedule.

The package of 10 winches and an underbender was the second vessel delivery this year, and formed part of an order for four vessels from an international subsea business. The remaining projects are due for delivery in 2015.

The latest project included a variety of Maritime Developments winches, which range between five-tonne and 40-tonne capacity and feature electric and hydraulic drives. They can be operated in either manual, constant tension or render mode and integrate with the vessel’s system control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

The units will be used for product handling at a number of locations around the new built vessel on a job offshore Brazil.

Mike Gaskin, commercial director at Maritime Developments, said: “Feedback from the client has been extremely positive. We were praised for the fact the order has been delivered ahead of schedule. In addition, our diligence through the factory acceptance test (FAT) has been acknowledged.

“We also delivered minor alterations at the request of the client, which again highlighted the strength of the partnership between the two businesses.

“Overall it’s a great indication of trust to receive an order for four full packages from an industry major. The teams from both companies got to know each other through the first job and now they are just building on each other’s strengths.

“The repeat orders have allowed us to invest in a state-of-the-art testing facility which has made the factory acceptance tests more efficient.”