January 2015

Third winch package tips electrical delivery over £12million

Maritime Developments has surpassed £12million in sales of its electrical equipment as it delivered its third package of winches for an industry major ahead of schedule.

The set of 10 winches, ranging between 5-tonne and 40-tonne specifications, is part of a total order of four packages for the same international client. Each set also includes Maritime Developments’ 10-tonne overbender tensioner (OBT) for the installation and recovery of SURF products.

The initial order in 2012 was followed by a combined order of 30 winches and three OBTs, scheduled for three separate instalments by December 2015.

All of the systems on order feature electrical drives and are supplied with dedicated electric power units (EPUs).

The equipment will be used for product handling at a number of locations around new purpose-built vessels. They can be operated in either manual, constant tension or render mode and integrate with the vessel’s system control and data acquisition (SCADA).

Since setting up the electrical department in July 2012 the company has already delivered more than 40 electrically-driven items of deck machinery worth over £12million.

Mike Gaskin, commercial director at Maritime Developments, said:

“We have delivered another major package of equipment ahead of schedule, which stands as a testament to the level of commitment and professionalism of our team.

“Our in-house facilities allow for safe and quick turnaround of jobs as well as to thoroughly test the equipment ahead of delivery.

“This delivery cements our commitment to providing the best service to our trusted clients with whom we have established strong business relationships.

“The teams from both companies are working efficiently together and are building on each other’s strengths, further increasing the productivity of our equipment and service and ensuring our equipment is delivered ahead of schedule.”